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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Cirque du Soleil’s Return Could Be Its Most Challenging Feat Yet by Dan Bilefsky

After shuttering dozens of shows and shedding most of its work force, the vaunted Canadian circus faces an uphill struggle to bounce back.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again? by Dan Bilefsky

The coronavirus has pulverized the famed circus, forcing it to shut down dozens of shows and grounding its small army of circus artists.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

A Show About Indigenous Canadians Has a Glaring Omission: Indigenous Canadian Actors by Dan Bilefsky

An outcry over Robert Lepage’s “Kanata” follows protests that shut down his show about slaves, which used a mostly white cast.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Show About Slaves, With a White Cast, Is Revived in Canada by Dan Bilefsky

The show based on slave songs closed in Montreal. But after a backlash, several theaters in Quebec are planning to stage it.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Delays London Opening and Ticket Buyers Aren’t Happy by Dan Bilefsky

Sixteen performances will be rescheduled, disappointing ticket holders from as far away as Oklahoma and Japan.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ArtsBeat: London’s National Theater Names New Director by Dan Bilefsky

Mr. Norris is currently the associate director of the National Theater.    

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vaclav Havel, Dissident Playwright Who Led Czechoslovakia, Dead at 75 by Dan Bilefsky and Jane Perlez

As Czechoslovakia’s first democratically elected president after the nonviolent revolution that ended decades of repression, Vaclav Havel oversaw a bumpy transition to democracy and a free…

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