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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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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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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Retired Art Teacher Leaves $1.7 Million to the Detroit Institute of Arts by Randy Kennedy

Elizabeth Verdow, who died in 2014, spent her career teaching in the Detroit public schools, and volunteered at the museum for almost two decades.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kansas City Art Institute Receives $25 Million Donation by Randy Kennedy

The gift to the Kansas City Art Institute is one of the largest ever to an American art school.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall Plans 120th Anniversary Gala by RANDY KENNEDY

The event, on April 12, is to be hosted by James Taylor and other celebrity guests.

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Caesar to Usurp Antony in Lincoln Center Festival by Randy Kennedy

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces a lineup change.

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Egypt Reopens Museums and Historical Sites by Randy Kennedy

Egypt has reopened many of its museums and historical sites, which were hit by sporadic looting during the uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

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'Molly Sweeney' To Get a New Star and a Reprieve by Randy Kennedy

The widely praised revival of "Molly Sweeney" will have an extended run with a new star. The Irish actress Simone Kirby will join the cast beginning March 9 until closing on April 10.

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Sheep Flock to Times Square by Randy Kennedy

The crossroads of the world becomes a sculpture garden.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

ArtsBeat: Public Theater To Offer Free Tickets by Lottery by Randy Kennedy

The Public Theater will offer free tickets through a lottery to the first performance of each main stage show in the coming season.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ArtsBeat: Bathhouse ‘Dutchman’ Heads to Chicago by Randy Kennedy

Rashid Johnson’s production first ran last year as part of the Performa 13 Biennial in an East Village bathhouse.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kellogg Foundation to Give $40 Million to Aid Detroit Institute of Arts by Randy Kennedy

The pledge brings the overall amount promised by an array of national and local foundations to $370 million.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Spoleto Festival Will Include New John Adams Opera by Randy Kennedy

Entering its 38th year, the Spoleto Festival USA announced its 2014 schedule in Charleston, S.C., which will feature 152 performances of opera, music, theater and dance from May 23 through J…

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

ArtsBeat: Fighting ‘Rooster’ Returns to Ensemble Studio Theater by Randy Kennedy

“The Year of the Rooster,” the critically lauded play, will come back to the Ensemble Studio Theater in January.    

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baraka’s ‘Dutchman’ to Be Staged in a Bathhouse by Randy Kennedy

“Dutchman,” Amiri Baraka’s 1964 play about race and assimilation, is being restaged in an East Village sauna room by the visual artist Rashid Johnson.    

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Nudity, Fake Violence and Sex Prove a Winning Combination for Park Avenue Armory by Randy Kennedy

The Park Avenue Armory says that Paul McCarthy's "WS," a retelling of the Snow White fable, has become its second-biggest draw ever.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

ArtsBeat: Olivier Awards Nominations Announced by Randy Kennedy

Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett and Kristen Scott Thomas were among those nominated for Britain’s top theater honor.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

ArtsBeat: 'In the Heights' Coming to the Heights by Randy Kennedy

The Tony-winning musical will be staged as a concert on Feb. 11 in Washington Heights.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ArtsBeat: Picasso Play to Get a Reading at Guggenheim by Randy Kennedy

The play was first presented at a reading in 1944 with an all-star Left Bank existentialist cast: Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Raymond Queneau, among others of Picasso's circle.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

ArtsBeat: Michael Learned to Star in New Play by Bruce Graham by Randy Kennedy

"The Outgoing Tide" is scheduled to open in November at 59E59 Theaters.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: 'Wind in the Willows' Musical in the Works by Randy Kennedy

The 'Mary Poppins' team will tackle another children's classic.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Arts Group Hands Out Grants to 52 Artists by Randy Kennedy

The United States Artists, a nonprofit organization that gives annual no-strings-attached grants to artists, composers, writers and performers has announced this year's list of recipients wh…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Play About Abuse in Ireland Will Finally Arrive in New York by Randy Kennedy

"James X," acclaimed Irish play about abuse, will finally play in New York, with Gabriel Byrne directing.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

‘Happy Days in the Art World’ at Performa 11 by Randy Kennedy

The art duo Elmgreen & Dragset construct a Beckettish theatrical portrait for the Performa 11 biennial.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pace to Bring Performances to Lower Manhattan by Randy Kennedy

Responding to what it sees as a cultural need in Lower Manhattan as plans for a proposed performing arts center at the World Trade Center site remain up in the air, Pace University announced…

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Friday, June 17, 2011

ArtsBeat: The Fairytale Continues: A Musical About Susan Boyle by Randy Kennedy

The show is scheduled to open in March in Newcastle, England.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Illustrator of 'I Stink!' Shows Off his More Elegant Work by Randy Kennedy

James McMullan -- whose illustrations were the visual inspiration for "Saturday Night Fever" -- is now known for the elegantly expressive show posters he makes for Lincoln Center Theater; th…

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Artists to Transform the Bowery's Roll-Down Gates by Randy Kennedy

As part of the Festival of Ideas for The New City--a series of arts and civic events that the New Museum and several other downtown cultural institutions will conduct from May 4 through May …

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Court to Hear More Arguments in Barnes Foundation Dispute by Randy Kennedy

Opponents of a plan to move the Barnes Foundation and its world-renowned art collection from a Philadelphia suburb to a downtown museum quarter asked a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to recon…

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Major Polaroid Collection to Be Kept Intact, in Vienna by Randy Kennedy

A nonprofit photo gallery in Vienna and a group of analog photography entrepreneurs announced Monday that they had acquired a collection of several thousand Polaroid prints by well-known art…

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