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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Coming to N.Y.U. Skirball: De Keersmaeker, ‘Apollon’ and Kafka by Peter Libbey

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the Wooster Group and Toshiki Okada lead the roster of dance and theater artists.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Survey of Most Produced Plays Shows Diversity by Peter Libbey

Works by Lauren Gunderson, Lauren Yee and Larissa FastHorse see multiple productions, while “Bright Star” proves a popular musical.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hal Prince, Through the Archives of The Times by Peter Libbey

The Broadway director and producer was a mainstay in the pages of The New York Times.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Abrons Arts Center’s Coming Season to Explore Difficult Topics by Peter Libbey

The 2019-2020 slate includes performance pieces that deal with blackface, environmental destruction and colonialism.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Sarah Silverman Has Written a Musical by Peter Libbey

Atlantic Theater Company will host the world premiere of “The Bedwetter,” based on her 2010 memoir, along with a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Daniel Fish’s ‘White Noise’ Set for American Debut by Peter Libbey

The fall season at N.Y.U. Skirball Center will also include 10 interdisciplinary performance works by artists like John Kelly and Mette Ingvartsen.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

How Do You Build a Giant Glass Box? Very Carefully by Peter Libbey

A team of workers spent Friday at the Park Avenue Armory putting together the centerpiece of the set for “The Lehman Trilogy,” an 800-square-foot transparent cube.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

JACK Arts Venue Finds a New Home and Some New Leadership by Peter Libbey

This space, in Brooklyn, plans to move into new quarters by midsummer. JACK also will have a new full-time co-director, Jordana De La Cruz.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Play Macbeth Onstage at the Geffen Playhouse by Peter Libbey

Mr. Coster-Waldau, known for playing Jaime Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is no stranger to the bloody side of feudal politics.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

‘Fairview’ Will Return to the New York Stage by Peter Libbey

Theater for a New Audience will present Jackie Sibblies Drury’s shape-shifting play, which had its premiere at Soho Rep.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

‘American Son’ Play Starring Kerry Washington Will Be Adapted by Netflix by Peter Libbey

Ms. Washington said on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that the Netflix version will “kind of be this movie-play hybrid event.”

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Martin Luther King Day: 4 Ways to Honor His Legacy by Peter Libbey

An art exhibition, a play and more events that will help you commemorate the civil rights leader.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words by Sara Aridi and Peter Libbey

Quotes from notable actors, musicians, writers and dancers who made us laugh and cry and look at the world in new, myriad ways.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Aims to Update Southern Canon by Peter Libbey

The company will commission 22 plays, with more than half set to go to female playwrights and playwrights of color, its artistic director said.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dianne Wiest Is a Boulder, but Not for Halloween by Peter Libbey

The star is revisiting her role in Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Madison Square Park, in a costume by Arlene Shechet, whose art is on display there.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Season’s Most Produced Play: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Peter Libbey

Lucas Hnath’s Ibsen sequel will be seen at 27 theaters, and work by women is dramatically represented on American Theater magazine’s annual tally.

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‘Who Will Remember Her, Once She is Buried?’ by Peter Libbey

In plays like “Intractable Woman,” about a murdered investigative journalist, Stefano Massini seeks to create a “biopsy of reality.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

How Next Wave Is It? Joseph V. Melillo Picks His Kind of Show From His Final Program by Peter Libbey

From circus to Sophocles, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s executive producer leaves his mark.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Financial Saga ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is Headed to New York by Peter Libbey

Stefano Massini’s play about the Lehman brothers earned acclaim in London and will make its North American debut at the Park Avenue Armory in March.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 Festival Albertine to Explore Democracy and Its Future by Peter Libbey

Masha Gessen has organized six panels on the theme of reimagining democracy that cover topics like “A Post-Work World.”

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Win Horton Foote Prize for Plays by Peter Libbey

Ms. Yee won the outstanding new American play award for “Cambodian Rock Band,” and Ms. Backhaus’s “India Pale Ale” won promising new American play.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Oregon Shakespeare Festival by Peter Libbey

Air-quality concerns have cost the theater festival about $2 million in ticket sales and led to cancellations of free outdoor performances.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Aasif Mandvi’s One-Man Show Will Return to New York by Peter Libbey

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which originally ran in 1998, will play at the Minetta Lane Theater in October. A Patti Smith show is also in the new lineup.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Revamped Fringe Festival Returns to New York by Peter Libbey

The New York International Fringe Festival will be split into two, with one slate in Manhattan and a “bring your own venue” slate in the other boroughs.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Chocolate Factory Unveils Final Season in Its Current Home by Peter Libbey

The season — with work by Melanie Maar, Miguel Gutierrez and Niall Jones — is focused on creative process, ahead of a move to a new facility in 2020.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abrons Arts Center to Celebrate a Milestone With Political Work by Peter Libbey

Craig Peterson, the artistic director of the center, says the new season will focus how local issues on the Lower East Side mirror national concerns.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016 by Peter Libbey

Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Poetry and Puppets Are Part of La MaMa’s Coming Season by Peter Libbey

Several world premieres are part of the 2018-19 season at La Mama Experimental Theater Club, which won the 2018 regional theater Tony Award.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

4 New Works Announced in New Group’s 2018-19 Season by Peter Libbey

They include a musical version of Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless,” Edie Falco’s turn as a Democratic political operative and a new play by Jesse Eisenberg.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full List of 2018 Tony Award Winners by Peter Libbey

These are the winners of the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Kerry Washington Is Going From the Beltway to Broadway by Peter Libbey

Ms. Washington and Steven Pasquale will star in the Broadway debut of Christopher Demos-Brown’s “American Son,” beginning in October.

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