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Robert Ainsley, a champion of new American opera, takes the reins from Francesca Zambello. He said the festival would continue to showcase work that tells “everyone’s story.”
The actress made theater history, becoming the first openly transgender performer to be nominated for a Tony Award for her work in “A Strange Loop.”
While for-profit theater owners and operators agreed to stop checking proof of vaccination this week, several nonprofit Broadway theaters continue to require it.
The industry hopes that ending vaccine checks will make theatergoing more attractive, and that the remaining mask mandate will help keep audiences safe as cases have risen.
Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?
“Out of Time” at the Public Theater is intended to showcase the talents of older actors. “People want to dismiss your stories,” the show’s director says. Not here.
Gina Duncan, who had been working at the Sundance Institute since 2020, will return to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to lead it out of the pandemic.
The sold-out production had been scheduled to run through Jan. 30, but decided to cancel its few remaining performances.
He voiced the evil sorcerer in the Disney movies, and originated the character in the Broadway production. On Sunday, he took his final bow in the show.
Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as mi…
The company will delay the start of its season by nine days, the latest performing arts group to cancel or postpone programming as the virus surges.
Friday performances of the show were canceled because of breakthrough coronavirus cases in the company. It is one of several shows that has had to scrap performances recently.
The Department of Cultural Affairs is awarding $51.4 million in grants to more than 1,000 nonprofit arts and cultural groups that are seeking to rebound from the pandemic.
The playwright ended a run of “Paradise Blue” a week after it opened at the Geffen Playhouse. The theater acknowledged “missteps.”
“I would ask you to sit back and luxuriate in his extraordinary words and music,” the director John Doyle said before Friday’s performance of the “Assassins” revival.
The United States now allows vaccinated international travelers into the country. It’s welcome news for arts institutions that lost revenue and cut jobs during the pandemic.
The play canceled performances this month because of breakthrough cases in the company. With costs mounting, it will close Nov. 28.
Employees must all be vaccinated, but some are upset that the upcoming show is not also testing them for the virus, as is done on Broadway and at other major performing venues.
Seeing theater these days can involve waiting in lines to show proof of vaccination and getting rapid coronavirus tests for young children. Many fans seem undeterred.
A former “Hamilton” cast member filed a federal workplace complaint against the show Wednesday, alleging that the show had retaliated and refused to renew a contract after the actor had …
In the E.E.O.C. filing, the actor, who is nonbinary, describes being retaliated against after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room, among other claims. The show denies the allegations.
With the “Booksmart” actress taking on the role originated by Barbra Streisand in 1964, the show is getting its first Broadway revival in 58 years.
The Broadway revival received federal aid through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. But the show decided not to reopen, and said it would return the money.
The reimagined revival was closed by the pandemic, and then its lead producer, Scott Rudin, said he would step back from active participation in his shows after being accused of bullying.
Vaccination and mask requirements vary by venue. It’s a weird pandemic summer for the performing arts.
The free, beloved summer tradition will enjoy an extended run, but currently plans very limited capacity, with masks required.
The group behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been under pressure for its lack of Black members and its financial practices.
The movie musical is set to play the United Palace in Washington Heights, the neighborhood where the story is set. It will also screen outdoors in all five boroughs.