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Thursday, June 11, 2020

A Forum to Discuss Race and Broadway by Nancy Coleman

“Offstage,” a new Times digital series, premieres with a focus on two challenges facing the nation’s biggest stages: an interrupted season and an unequal playing field.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

‘Smash,’ NBC’s Short-Lived Musical Drama, Eyes the Stage by Nancy Coleman

Steven Spielberg and other original producers are adapting the backstage T.V. series, which theater fans continued to embrace after its brief run.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dancing With Myself: How Artists Stay in Shape Without a Stage by Nancy Coleman

With the coronavirus pandemic putting live shows on hold, performers are adapting how they practice.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

‘If There’s No Broadway, There’s No Business’ by Nancy Coleman

Inside Ernest Winzer Cleaners, the Bronx facility that keeps costumes glittering, as it faces an uncertain future.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

London’s Cultural Landmarks Shutter Amid Coronavirus Threat by Alex Marshall and Nancy Coleman

The city’s West End theater district, Royal Opera House and other premier venues closed Monday after the prime minister warned patrons to avoid the theater during the outbreak.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Barbra Streisand, James Corden and More on Their Favorite Sondheim Song by Nancy Coleman

We asked Stephen Sondheim’s admirers, some of them also his collaborators, to reflect on the songs that have stayed in their hearts.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

A Convention for Broadway Fans? They’re Singing My Song by Nancy Coleman

When I covered BroadwayCon last weekend, I saw rapturous fans, spontaneous singalongs, outrageous cosplay — and myself.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Where Broadway Fans Wear the Crowns and the Tentacles by Nancy Coleman and Amy Lombard

The fifth edition of BroadwayCon had enthusiasts dressing for the underworld, swapping stories and merch, and singing along to “Six,” a show that hasn’t even opened yet.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Harry and Meghan’s Exit Has Been Dramatized Before by Nancy Coleman

The 2014 play “King Charles III,” in which a fictional Prince Harry wants to leave the royal family, has proved to be prophetic.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Fran Drescher Developing ‘The Nanny’ Musical for Broadway by Nancy Coleman

The songwriting team behind the musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will write the score.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Behind the ‘Lightning Thief’ Twitter Curtain: A Tony Winner by Nancy Coleman

Ashlee Latimer fostered a young online community through the musical’s social media. Fans know her better as Mx. Thief.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Curtain Goes Down on New York Musical Festival by Nancy Coleman

Faced with staff resignations and significant debt, the organization declared bankruptcy after 15 years.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Max Yu, Young Theater Graduate, Wins $45,000 Playwriting Prize by Nancy Coleman

Yu won the Relentless Award for “Nightwatch,” a story based on his family that he wrote as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Daniel Fish’s Post-‘Oklahoma!’ Musical: ‘The Most Happy Fella’ by Nancy Coleman

The 1956 musical drama, with an acclaimed operatic score, will premiere this summer at Bard SummerScape in Annandale-on-Hudson.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Claire Foy and Matt Smith to Reunite, on a Brooklyn Stage by Nancy Coleman

The “Crown” duo will portray a couple at a crossroads in Duncan Macmillan’s “Lungs,” which will have a limited New York run after selling out in London.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

‘The Irishman’ on Broadway: Phone Booths, Broadsheets and Jimmy Hoffa Stickers by Nancy Coleman

Fans came for a big-screen experience of Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic at the Belasco Theater, ahead of the film’s arrival on Netflix. They left with a few souvenirs.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

How to Write a ‘Tootsie’ Actress Out of a TV Show? Keep It Real by Nancy Coleman

When Sarah Stiles bowed out of the series “Get Shorty” to take a role on Broadway in “Tootsie,” the TV show explained the exit with a story line based on her experience.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Beetlejuices, Beetlejuices, Beetlejuices, All Over Broadway by Nancy Coleman

Costumed fans have flocked to the Winter Garden Theater for a weekly contest that colors the audience black and white and deathly green.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway by Nancy Coleman

The 1993 comedy has a Broadway-friendly family plot, but filling one of Robin Williams’s most memorable roles could be risky.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

A Message From the Gods: Keep the Fans Happy by Nancy Coleman

The creators of “The Lightning Thief” musical may have added songs to the Percy Jackson story, but they’re not about to make the movie’s mistakes.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Acclaimed ‘Lehman Trilogy’ to Move to Broadway by Nancy Coleman

The play, which has chronicled the Lehman Brothers’ rise and devastating collapse through several sold-out runs, will open at the Nederlander Theater in March.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

‘Merrily’ This Film Will Roll Along. For the Next 20 Years. by Nancy Coleman

Richard Linklater will direct a screen adaptation of the short-lived Stephen Sondheim musical, starring Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

For ‘Hercules’ Seats, Public Works Goes Digital by Nancy Coleman

The time-honored line in Central Park was a reliable way to get tickets. The new lottery has less certainty but may be more equitable.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

How Do You Stage Disney’s ‘Hercules’? Invite Everyone by Nancy Coleman

The world premiere adaptation of the 1997 animated film puts everyday New Yorkers — 117 of them — in the production at the Delacorte.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘Slava’s Snowshow’ to Storm Back to Broadway by Nancy Coleman

The surrealist production filled with clowns and, yes, snow, joins the ranks of this season’s limited-run holiday shows.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Barry Manilow’s Original Musical Is (Finally) Making It to New York by Nancy Coleman

After more than two decades and three out-of-town runs, “Harmony” is scheduled for early next year.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Libraries’ Culture Pass Signs Up 70,000 in First Year by Nancy Coleman

The Queens, Brooklyn and New York libraries’ initiative has partnered with 17 new cultural institutions since its inception, bringing the number of participants up to 50.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

‘Diana,’ a Musical, Is Heading to Broadway by Nancy Coleman

The royal new musical with an American creative team will open at the Longacre Theater in March.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

An Onstage Wedding Brings a Broadway Happy Ending to Life by Nancy Coleman

During the curtain call for “The Prom,” a show that celebrates inclusivity, a lesbian couple exchanged their marriage vows.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘Cabaret,’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and More: Hal Prince’s Hits Transformed Broadway by Nancy Coleman

When Mr. Prince died on Wednesday at age 91, he left behind several lifetimes’ worth of directing and producing successes.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

World Trade Center Arts Project Finds New President by Nancy Coleman

Leslie Koch, who led Governors Island, will go to the Perelman Center, the final piece of the plan to revive the Lower Manhattan site.

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