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Thursday, July 15, 2021

BAM’s Fall Season Kicks Off With a Beach Opera by Sarah Bahr

“Sun & Sea,” which won top honors at the Venice Biennale in 2019, will make its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this fall.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

New Playwrights Horizons Season Includes Will Arbery World Premiere by Sarah Bahr

Arbery’s “Corsicana” was added to the theater’s slate for next summer, along with four plays previously announced for 2021.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At a Queer Theater Festival, the Plays Are Brazenly Personal by Sarah Bahr

The Criminal Queerness Festival offers three works that address subjects including addiction, fluid identity and social change.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25: ‘The Most R-Rated G You Will Ever See’ by Sarah Bahr

How did the ratings board overlook songs filled with lust and damnation? “Maybe we bamboozled them with gargoyles,” one filmmaker said.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Peek at Broadway Comeback: Times Event With "Me and the Sky" by Sarah Bahr

When The Times staged a musical number for its live event series, the performance served as a sneak preview of a theater world preparing for takeoff.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Broadway Theater Owner Cited by OSHA in Stagehand’s Fatal Fall by Sarah Bahr

Federal regulators cited the Shubert Organization for four workplace safety violations in the death of an employee in the Winter Garden Theater.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Surprising Evolution of Cruella De Vil by Sarah Bahr

From a calm socialite, she morphed into an unhinged puppy kidnapper and then a vindictive glamourpuss. Why don’t we hate her?

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Broadway Creative Teams Head to … Indiana? by Sarah Bahr

Discovering Broadway, a nonprofit founded in 2019, brings actors and writers to Central Indiana for weeklong retreats to workshop their new musicals.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Leader of Americans for the Arts Retires After Workplace Complaints by Sarah Bahr

Robert L. Lynch, the longtime president and chief executive who had been on paid leave since December, retired on Thursday, the organization’s board announced.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

After Tragedy, an Indianapolis Theater Stages a Comeback by Sarah Bahr

Bryan Fonseca, the founder of a notable company, died of complications from Covid-19. But at the theater named for him, the show goes on.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Emergency Grants for New York City Artists With Disabilities by Sarah Bahr

Applications for the $1,000 grants, from the New York Foundation for the Arts, can be submitted through June 15.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A Rare Peek Inside a Semi-Secret ‘Secret Garden’ by Sarah Bahr

The 2018 workshop for a possible revival of the lush musical was never meant to be seen by the public, but will now stream as a benefit this weekend.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘Great Gatsby’ Musical Sets Creative Team by Sarah Bahr

The production will feature lyrics by Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine and a book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sondheim Musical, in Development for Years, Looks Unlikely by Sarah Bahr

The 91-year-old composer told the Public Theater last year that he was no longer working on a show based on the films of Luis Buñuel.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Game of Thrones’ Aims for Broadway by Sarah Bahr

A stage adaptation is in the works for Broadway, the West End and Australia. The goal is a 2023 debut.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Virus Cases Delay Effort to Bring Indoor Dance Back to New York by Sarah Bahr

The Park Avenue Armory is postponing “Afterwardsness” after three members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane dance company tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Andra Day Earns a Best Actress Nomination for ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ by Sarah Bahr

“It shouldn’t be an uncomfortable idea that it could be all Black women being represented in this space,” said the star, who’s also working on a new album.

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Viola Davis and Andra Day Are Up for Best Actress at the Oscars by Sarah Bahr

Andra Day and Viola Davis are the category’s first pair of Black nominees since 1973, when Diana Ross was nominated for “Lady Sings the Blues” and Cicely Tyson was up for “Sounder.”

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Chadwick Boseman wins best actor Golden Globe and his widow accepts in an emotional speech. by Sarah Bahr

It was the final role — and first win — for the late star of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” who died in August from colon cancer at age 43.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

How to Watch the Golden Globes 2021: Date, Time and Streaming by Sarah Bahr

Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association film and television awards.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Meet the Songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) Behind the ‘Wandavision’ Hit ‘Agatha All Along’ by Sarah Bahr

The Disney songwriting power couple behind “Frozen” and “Coco” wrote the very spoiler-y “WandaVision” theme that has permanently lodged itself in people’s brains.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct by Sarah Bahr

Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Amber Ruffin to Co-Write Broadway Musical ‘Some Like It Hot’ by Sarah Bahr

The Emmy-nominated writer and performer will work with Matthew López to adapt the comedy for the stage.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Cuomo Announces Pop-Up Performances Across New York by Sarah Bahr

“NY PopsUp” will kick off Feb. 20 and run through Labor Day.

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Monday, February 8, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries by Sarah Bahr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

With a Beloved Cafe Threatened, Broadway Stars Put on a Show by Sarah Bahr

Fans in the theater world, including Matthew Broderick and Debra Messing, will appear in a Christmas Day telethon to try to save the West Bank Cafe.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New York City Cultural Groups Awarded More Than $47 Million in Grants by Sarah Bahr

The Department of Cultural Affairs announced Tuesday that more than 1,000 of the city’s cultural organizations would receive the funds.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

New Star of ‘The Prom’ Sees a Chance to Make L.G.B.T.Q. Characters Visible by Sarah Bahr

Like her character, Jo Ellen Pellman identifies as queer, and she is making her film debut in the Netflix musical alongside A-listers like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Longtime Board Chairman Steps Down at Apollo Theater by Sarah Bahr

Richard D. Parsons, the former Time Warner chief executive who led the Harlem nonprofit’s board for 19 years, will be succeeded by Charles Phillips.

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