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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Can a Kung Fu Musical Get (Way) Off the Ground? by Devin Yalkin, Reggie Ugwu and Mohamed Sadek

“Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise,” the unlikely offspring of a Chinese-American opera impresario and the writers of “Kung Fu Panda” — with songs by Sia — aims to show just how high th…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Michael Jackson Biographers Face History, and the Mirror by Reggie Ugwu

After child molestation accusations of “Leaving Neverland,” books about the pop icon are already being rewritten. Who will have the last word?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

This Is Lupita Nyong’o. Hollywood, Please Keep Up. by Reggie Ugwu

The Kenyan-Mexican star of “Us” and “Black Panther,” who seems to excel at everything — even rap — is an exception in her industry, for better and worse.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Paul Dano’s Cup Runneth Over (And Over) by Reggie Ugwu

In 2018, the 34-year-old actor directed his first film, starred in a cable series and returned to Broadway in “True West.” Oh, and did we mention the baby?

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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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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, Comes Back Down to Earth by Reggie Ugwu

Why the linchpin of Marvel’s “Avengers” movies — and walking image of American fortitude — is giving it all up to play a villain on Broadway (and learn to tap dance).

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Friday, December 1, 2017

An Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Closes With Filthy Fanfare by Reggie Ugwu

The Chelsea space gets an appropriate send-off — an improv marathon complete with dance party and Dumpster comedy — before the group moves to Hell’s Kitchen.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage by Reggie Ugwu

Arts in the Armed Forces, founded by the actor and veteran Adam Driver, will grant $10,000 to a playwright who has served in the military.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beyoncé Will Star in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Remake by Reggie Ugwu

She’ll play Nala alongside Donald Glover’s Simba, with Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen appearing as Timon and Pumbaa.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Governor Cuomo Outlaws Use of Elephants for Entertainment by Reggie Ugwu

The New York governor signed a bill that is the latest salvo in a growing movement to preserve the animals.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Play About Racism’s Aftershocks Returns With New Resonance by Reggie Ugwu

Denzel Washington and other cast members reflect on the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Soldier’s Play,” which is being revived Off Broadway.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Houston’s Alley Theater Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane by Reggie Ugwu

Houston’s Alley Theater, drenched and damaged by the recent hurricane, is rising above the floodwaters with plans to salvage its productions.

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