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Saturday, September 26, 2020

This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization by Elizabeth A. Harris

Fresh off the success of his play “Barber Shop Chronicles,” Inua Ellams has a new book out, “The Half God of Rainfall,” about a son of Zeus who dominates on the courts.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Was Broadway Ready for ‘Slave Play’? by Elizabeth A. Harris and Reggie Ugwu

The show about race, sex and trauma didn’t earn back its costs, but did demonstrate that audiences would turn out to see, and argue about, risky material.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Playwrights Are Finding ‘Television Money’ Helps Pay the Bills by Elizabeth A. Harris

More top playwriting programs are preparing students to write for the small screen. And TV writers’ rooms are scouting those classrooms for new talent.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

‘Tootsie’ to Pack Up Her Wig on Broadway by Elizabeth A. Harris

The musical comedy, which earned Santino Fontana a Tony Award for best actor, will close after its Jan. 5 performance.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker and Adam Rapp Conjure a Haunting by Elizabeth A. Harris

The star and the playwright of “The Sound Inside” talk about confidence and fame, monsters and witches, and their dogs.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

What ‘The Constitution’ Meant to Two Teenage Performers by Elizabeth A. Harris

As “What the Constitution Means to Me” ends its Broadway run, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams reflect on meeting R.B.G. and Streisand and how they juggled it all.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Can a Play About Vaccines Be a Laughing Matter? by Elizabeth A. Harris

At the privileged private school in “Eureka Day,” some parents refuse to give shots to their children. Then the mumps hits.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Broadway Stars React to Their Tony Nominations by Joshua Barone and Elizabeth A. Harris

We spoke with five actors to see how they were feeling after hearing about their Tony Award nods.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Modern Music Man: He Plays 70 Instruments and Video Games, Too by Elizabeth A. Harris

Just 28, Charlie Rosen has been working on Broadway for a decade, but his interests are as varied as the instruments he plays.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

‘Leaving Neverland’ Recap: ‘The Abuse Was a Bomb That Dropped in Our Lives’ by Elizabeth A. Harris

The second half of the HBO documentary covers Jackson’s legal troubles, his accusers’ decisions to come forward and the impact on their families.

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Luke Perry, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star, Is Dead at 52 by Elizabeth A. Harris

The actor, who played the heartthrob Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and more recently had a role on “Riverdale,” died several days after suffering a stroke.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

‘Leaving Neverland’ Part One Recap: 2 Men Say Michael Jackson Used His Fame to Sexually Abuse Them as Boys by Elizabeth A. Harris

The first episode of HBO’s documentary aired Sunday night, describing how he became close to two boys and presenting detailed allegations that he repeatedly had sex with them.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

‘Hamlet’ in virtual reality casts the viewer in the play by Elizabeth A. Harris

The creators of this virtual reality version of Shakespeare — the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Google — hope that beyond the fresh experience it provides, it will also serve as a…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

‘Hamlet’ in Virtual Reality Casts the Viewer in the Play by Elizabeth A. Harris

A joint production by a Boston theater company and Google hopes to bring high-quality Shakespeare to wider audiences, and new audiences into theaters.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Exit Interview: Ming Peiffer: Why Her ‘Usual Girls’ Audiences Got So Personal by Elizabeth A. Harris

The play, which frankly tackles issues of race, sexuality and rape, has been a career breakthrough that seemed almost perfectly tailored for this moment.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Director Quits ‘All My Sons’ Amid Dispute Over Cast’s Racial Makeup by Elizabeth A. Harris

A Broadway revival of the Arthur Miller play has become entangled in a disagreement over the races of actors in key roles.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Talking About Coming Out With the Cast of ‘Fun Home’ by Elizabeth A. Harris

About two dozen Pflag volunteers, who visit schools to tell their families’ stories, got a lesson in public speaking from six cast members of the musical.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Appraisal: At Theater Companies, Playing the Part of Real Estate Agent by Elizabeth A. Harris

Some companies and stage productions have to provide housing for actors and others who come from out of town to work; in New York City, that can be a real challenge.    

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Monday, January 21, 2013

The Appraisal: ‘La Mancha’ Composer Promotes Homes for ‘Nice’ People by Elizabeth A. Harris

Mitch Leigh, the composer of “Man of La Mancha,” appears on television commercials promoting his real-estate development in New Jersey.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

On 'Jeopardy,' Watson Rallies, Then Slips by Elizabeth A. Harris

An I.B.M. computer has only limited success against "Jeopardy" champions.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Aguilera Flubs National Anthem by Elizabeth A. Harris

Christina Aguilera botches some of the words to the National Anthem.

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