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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Dance World Mystery Spurs a Contest for Choreographers by Roslyn Sulcas

What’s inside Agnes de Mille’s unopened 1963 letter? Rather than peeking, an organization is commissioning new work in her honor.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

He Knows His Way Around a Half-Butt (That’s Snooker Talk) by Roslyn Sulcas

The playwright Richard Bean brings world-class professional snooker onstage in “The Nap,” produced by the Manhattan Theater Club.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lughnasa FrielFest review – from Ithaca to Donegal by Roslyn Sulcas

There was plenty of Homer, a stellar lineup and, for now, no problem crossing the border at the third annual celebration of the life and work of Brian FrielTamsin Greig, Alex Jennings, Maxin…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

New ‘West Side Story’ From Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker by Roslyn Sulcas

The experimental director and avant-garde choreographer’s production — the first in the U.S. not to be based on Jerome Robbins’s choreography — will come to Broadway.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Harry Potter Doesn’t Dance. But He Sure Can Move. by Roslyn Sulcas

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” doesn’t use elaborate special effects. Its magic comes from movement, and Steven Hoggett is its wizard choreographer.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Carey Mulligan, Facing the Fear of Being Alone Onstage by Roslyn Sulcas

Performing the wrenching “Girls & Boys” has taken more fortitude than she ever expected.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bringing Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Home to City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

“Something to Dance About,” a new piece staged by Warren Carlyle, includes extracts from nine musicals choreographed by Robbins.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Counting On That ‘Harry Potter’ Magic by Roslyn Sulcas

The Broadway home for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Coming Soon to a Stage Near You: Yesteryear’s Movies by Roslyn Sulcas

“We’ve stopped having the idea that theater is essentially a literary form,” said Chris Goode, who adapted “Jubilee” from Derek Jarman’s film.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Writing Her Way From Backstage to Broadway by Roslyn Sulcas

Claire van Kampen worked on other people’s plays for decades. Then she wrote “Farinelli and the King.” It’s been a hit in London and makes its way to New York next week.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

With a Season of New Works, the Old Vic Is 200 Years Young by Roslyn Sulcas

Ahead of its 200th birthday, the theater announced productions of new plays by Alan Ayckbourn and adaptations by Jack Thorne.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Most Seen on Stage? Shakespeare the Character, Not the Playwright by Roslyn Sulcas

The 2014 play “Shakespeare in Love” will be the most produced play in the country this season.

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Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’ by Roslyn Sulcas

How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Robert Fairchild to Leave New York City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

With acting and musical theater roles on the horizon, Mr. Fairchild, who starred in “An American in Paris,” said he felt he needed to choose a direction.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Reviving a South African Musical That Once Promised So Much by Roslyn Sulcas

A new production of “King Kong,” which originally starred Miriam Makeba, is a reminder of the nation’s apartheid past.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in ‘Hamlet’ by Roslyn Sulcas

Tickets for the three-week run in London, a fund-raiser for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, are only available through a ballot system.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

A New Mike Bartlett Play and a ‘Twilight Zone’ Adaptation Are Planned at Almeida by Roslyn Sulcas

Highlights of the Almeida Theater’s 2017-18 season, announced Monday, include “Albion,” a new work by Mr. Bartlett, the author of “King Charles III.”

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Friday, June 30, 2017

New Contest to Bolster London as a Cultural Hot Spot by Roslyn Sulcas

The city’s 32 boroughs are being asked to compete for the designation of Borough of Culture, which will come with a $1.3 million grant.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Impossible to Stage? Multimedia Impresarios Take On Paul Auster by Roslyn Sulcas

59 Productions has turned its talents to the mind-bending detective novel “City of Glass”

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

A ‘Menagerie’ That Fulfills a London Dream by Roslyn Sulcas

Cherry Jones has two Tonys and an Emmy. Now, 40 years after creating a “British Stage” folder, she is in the West End as Tennessee Williams’s Amanda Wingfield.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris Gets Its First Female Artistic Director by Roslyn Sulcas

Ruth Mackenzie will not just be the rare Briton to head a French national institution, but the first woman to run the theater since it opened in 1862.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Anna Wintour, Mark Rylance and Others Named for British Honors List by Roslyn Sulcas

The opera singer Bryn Terfel, the Kinks singer Ray Davies and photographer Don McCullin also received the award.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Theater Review: Review: A New ‘42nd Street’ Opens in Paris by Roslyn Sulcas

With precise dancing and ingenious special effects, Stephen Mear’s production offers a diversion from reality.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Manchester Festival Takes Shape as 4 Commissions Are Unveiled by Roslyn Sulcas

John McGrath, who was appointed artistic director last year, is starting to plan for the festival, which will run June 29 through July 16.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

London Has a Queen of the Night (From New Jersey) by Roslyn Sulcas

Amy Lamé has been appointed Night Czar of London and will create a plan to develop the city’s nighttime industries.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lending a Hand (and Fingers, and Fingertips) to Myths by Roslyn Sulcas

Akram Khan’s choreography informs “Chotto Desh,” in which an exchange between a man and a youth summons stories Mr. Khan heard from his grandparents.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Rare Move for Bob Dylan: Old Vic Play Is Set to His Music by Roslyn Sulcas

The play, “Girl From the North Country” by Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 12; the season also includes a new “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.”

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Goes From Page to Stage by Roslyn Sulcas

The Kingston Rose Theater in London says it’ll present the first stage adaptation of the novels that made the mysterious Ms. Ferrante a global name.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

That Voice Inside Your Head? It May Be His by Roslyn Sulcas

Simon McBurney prepares a one-man show, “The Encounter,” for Broadway.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Why J.K. Rowling Endorsed ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ for the Stage by Roslyn Sulcas

Members of the creative team have kept the plot under wraps, but they spoke candidly about the play’s origins and what it’s like to work under intense secrecy.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

N.Y.U. Skirball Center Season Features Circus Arts, Ballet and Opera by Roslyn Sulcas

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet opens the fall season, which includes Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s opera, “Breaking the Waves.”

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