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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

‘Six’ Is Back in Rehearsals and Hoping to Get to Opening Night by Robin Pogrebin

The show, which imagines the wives of Henry VIII as pop stars, was scheduled to open the day Broadway shut down.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

Culture is part of the lifeblood of New York — a magnet for visitors and residents alike that will play a key role if the city is to remain vital. There are signs of hope everywhere, as va…

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As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

The arts scene, from Broadway and nightclubs to museums and concert halls, is coming back to life after the pandemic shutdown. Getting it right will be vital to the city’s comeback.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Paul Huntley, Hair Master of Broadway and Hollywood, Is Dead at 88 by Robin Pogrebin

The many famous heads he worked on included those of Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Channing. Some actors requested him in their contracts.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Broadway’s Hair Master Puts Away the Wigs by Robin Pogrebin

Challenged physically and financially, Paul Huntley, a backstage legend whose artistry is demanded in many a star’s contract, says this show will be his last.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Daily Call That 200 Arts Groups Hope Will Help Them Survive by Robin Pogrebin and Michael Paulson

In a sign of the pandemic’s toll, New York’s cultural institutions, large and small, feel compelled to share their woes and tactics in strategy sessions.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

New York’s Major Cultural Institutions Close in Response to Coronavirus by Robin Pogrebin and Michael Cooper

The Metropolitan Museum, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic announced temporary closures.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Don’t Tell, but Jane Alexander is Also a Comedian by Robin Pogrebin

Broadway audiences for “Grand Horizons” are getting a rare glimpse of this 80-year-old actor’s secret weapons: levity and equanimity.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Broadway Playwright as High Line Curator by Robin Pogrebin

Jeremy O. Harris will combine disciplines in a summer festival.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Joel Grey’s Other Love, Art, Is Not So Far From the Stage by Robin Pogrebin

Photography, his personal passion, is “quick moments of a life that are gone the minute you take your eyes away,” he says.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Restoration for Shakespeare’s Home in Central Park by Robin Pogrebin

The beloved but battered Delacorte Theater where Shakespeare in the Park is staged will undergo an overhaul beginning in 2020.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

For Aasif Mandvi, a 20-Year-Old Play Now Feels Like ‘Political Resistance’ by Robin Pogrebin

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which put him on the map, has new resonance, which is why he’s summoning the energy to play all its roles all over again.

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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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Friday, April 6, 2018

Lincoln Center’s President Quits After Just a Year by Robin Pogrebin

Debora L. Spar, formerly the president of Barnard College, said in a statement that “the fit I’d hoped for has not materialized.”

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

De Blasio, With ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Money to Diversity by Robin Pogrebin

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major institutions escape city budget cuts, while smaller arts groups outside Manhattan may receive new resources.

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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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Friday, December 30, 2016

In the Moment: Photographs From 2016 by Robin Pogrebin

Rapping, painting and lion-hugging. Here’s a look back at what happened in the arts in the past year.

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‘That Is So Fetch’: A ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Aims for Fall Run by Robin Pogrebin

The stage version of the 2004 movie will feature Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels and Jeff Richmond among the creative team.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Playwright Sues Dr. Seuss Enterprises After Complaint Led to Cancellation of Show by Robin Pogrebin

Matthew Lombardo argues that his play “Who’s Holiday!” does not infringe on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”; he seeks $130,000 in damages.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For Cultural Brooklyn, a Plan to Grow and Stay True by Robin Pogrebin

An artist-friendly blueprint called “Culture Forward” is meant to protect Downtown Brooklyn’s identity as an arts district amid sleek new towers.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Carmen Cusack Puts ‘Her Pain and Her Joy’ Into a Leading Broadway Role by Robin Pogrebin

The actress, who made her Broadway debut in March, can relate to the emotional struggles of the character she portrays.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

‘The Secret Life of the American Musical,’ by Jack Viertel by Robin Pogrebin

A longtime theater professional explains what makes musicals work..

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Studio in a School Expands Arts Education Nationwide by Robin Pogrebin

The new Studio Institute will bring visual arts programs to schools that serve low-income families.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Susan Feldman and St. Ann’s Warehouse Unveil a Permanent Home by Robin Pogrebin

Ms. Feldman, the institution’s artistic director, will unveil its first permanent home after a hard-earned renovation of the Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners for 2015 Are Announced by Robin Pogrebin

Ta-Nehesi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among 24 new MacArthur Foundation fellows receiving $625,000 over five years — no strings attached.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

‘Dames at Sea’ Embraces Those Happy Days and Corny Jokes by Robin Pogrebin

The musical, though popular in school theaters and regional theaters, prepares to open at the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Harlem School of the Arts Names New President by Robin Pogrebin

Eric G. Pryor, most recently the executive director of the Center for Arts Education, will become the next president of the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

BAM’s Karen Brooks Hopkins Steps Into New Role by Robin Pogrebin

Ms. Hopkins, who stepped down as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June after 36 years, will begin a fellowship at the Mellon Foundation.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Immigrants' Oral Histories Going Online by ROBIN POGREBIN

More than 1,700 recordings of people who arrived at Ellis Island will be available.

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Panel Recommends Up to $100 Million for Arts Center at Ground Zero by ROBIN POGREBIN

The center's primary tenant is to be the Joyce Theater, which presents dance.

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Cue the Exterminators: Bedbugs at Lincoln Center by ROBIN POGREBIN

The pests were sighted in the dressing room of the David H. Koch Theater, the New York City Opera confirmed on Wednesday.

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