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Friday, November 1, 2019

She’s Putting Her Mark on the Kennedy Center by Michael Cooper

Deborah F. Rutter built a major expansion at Washington’s venerable arts complex. Now she wants more people to come.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It? by Michael Paulson and Michael Cooper

A seized phone. A stopped concert. A text from Rihanna. All new fuel for a heated debate about theater etiquette in the digital age.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon Opera Heads to Lincoln Center Theater by Michael Cooper

The theater will stage “Intimate Apparel,” a new chamber opera based on her 2004 play with music by Ricky Ian Gordon.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused by Michael Cooper

From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, unions are rethinking how they balance their responsibilities in sexual harassment cases.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

The Arts: Photos We Loved in 2018 by Alana Celii, Marysa Greenawalt, Christy Harmon, Laura O’neill, Jolie Ruben and Michael Cooper

Kanye West. Philip Roth. Opera. Jazz. Salsa. King Kong. Tonya Harding. We can go on, but why don’t you see for yourself.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Behind Lincoln Center’s White Travertine Facade: Infighting and Indecision by Michael Cooper and Robin Pogrebin

Four leaders in five years. New initiatives that come and go. Financial pressures. The tumult that is challenging Lincoln Center and its future.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tina Fey and Renée Fleming on Their First Tony Nominations by Reggie Ugwu and Michael Cooper

We checked in with some nominees to see how they’re feeling about being recognized.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

World Trade Center Arts Space Gets a Lease, and a Leader by Michael Cooper

The new artistic director of the Perelman Center will be Bill Rauch, the theater director who currently leads the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival by Michael Cooper

Jane Moss, who revived the center’s Mostly Mozart festival, will take control of all summer programming with the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Rockettes Own Christmas. But Spring Is a Tough Nut to Crack. by Michael Cooper and Gia Kourlas

They tried early spring, late spring and Harvey Weinstein. But the Rockettes have yet to create a warm-weather franchise to rival their Christmas show.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Why ‘Julius Caesar’ Speaks to Politics Today by Michael Cooper

With assassination at its core, Shakespeare’s play is fraught. Totalitarian governments have banned it. And yes, it has inspired violence.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Curtains for the Pearl, as the Theater Company Files for Bankruptcy by Michael Cooper

The Pearl Theater Company filed for bankruptcy protection after 33 seasons of mounting classic plays in an ever-more-expensive Manhattan.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch Renée Fleming Take Her Final Bow in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ by Michael Cooper

In a moment broadcast live worldwide, the superstar soprano bid farewell to a signature role, closing a chapter in her storied career.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Juilliard Names Damian Woetzel as Its New President by Michael Cooper

Mr. Woetzel, a former New York City Ballet star, has never worked in academic administration. He will replace Joseph W. Polisi, who plans to leave in 2018.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Cutting-Edge Impresario Leaves BAM: What Was His Best Work? by Michael Cooper

Joseph V. Melillo, who helped shape the Brooklyn Academy of Music aesthetic as its executive producer, will step down in 2018. A look back at his tenure.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Red State’s Arts Blues by Michael Cooper

South Dakota, which voted decisively for Donald J. Trump, is also a prime recipient of grants from the arts agencies the president wants to eliminate.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play by Michael Cooper

The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A $5 ‘Snow Special’ for Dance, and Plenty of Theater Discounts by Michael Cooper, Randy Kennedy, Michael Paulson and Erik Piepenburg

Check out the theater, dance and museum deals we found for snow-drenched tourists and families with cabin fever.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lincoln Center’s 11 Arts Groups in Harmony: Save the N.E.A. by Michael Cooper

In an unusual joint statement, 11 arts groups called on the government to protect arts funding.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom by Michael Cooper, Michael Paulson, Graham Bowley, Robin Pogrebin and Randy Kennedy

Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

New York City Opera, on the Rebound With a Boost From Bernstein by Michael Cooper

The troubled troupe aims to re-establish its reputation and recover from bankruptcy with a revival of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.”

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Tuesday Night’s Literal Showstoppers: Clinton and Trump by Michael Cooper and Michael Paulson

Many New York plays, musicals and operas will take election night off, as audiences are likely to want prime seats for the biggest spectacle: the election.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

A $4.36 Million Gift to Boost Dance Education by Michael Cooper

The donation will allow Teachers College at Columbia University to establish a new doctoral program to train those who train dance teachers.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Arts Center at Ground Zero Has a New Design, and Barbra Streisand in Charge by Michael Cooper

Ms. Streisand has been elected chairwoman of the center’s board, as officials unveiled plans for the building.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ronald Perelman Donates $75 Million for Arts Complex at World Trade Center Site by Michael Cooper

The long-stalled performing arts center, which will sit on an emotionally resonant and highly visited spot in the city, will be named for Mr. Perelman.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New York City Opera to Join Forces With Harold Prince Next Season by Michael Cooper

The company is planning its first full season since emerging from bankruptcy and coming under new management.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Miller Theater Focuses on New, Old and Young Next Season by Michael Cooper

Seven composers from around the world will be featured in the theater's signature Composer Portraits series.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Signs Up Its Artistic Directors Through 2022 by Michael Cooper

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center extends the contracts of its artistic directors, David Finckel and Wu Han, through the 2021-2022 season.

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Met Opera Announces Some Replacements for Levine by Michael Cooper

With James Levine suffering health problems, the Metropolitan Opera names David Robertson and Sebastian Weigle as replacements for some performances.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Some Good Credit News for the Met Opera by Michael Cooper

Standard & Poor's affirmed the company’s "A” credit rating and revised its outlook to stable from negative.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lincoln Center President Is Stepping Down by Michael Cooper

Jed Bernstein’s announcement came as a surprise; Katherine Farley, chairwoman of the board, will help keep things running until a successor is found.

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