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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

It’s April on Broadway. This Man Wants to Sell You on a Show. by Sarah Bahr

Rick Miramontez, a veteran theater press agent, is gearing up for the craziest stretch of the Broadway season.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

For Len Cariou, Dying Onstage Each Night Has Been ‘Invigorating’ by Sarah Bahr

In “Tuesdays With Morrie,” the 84-year-old actor was eager to tackle “a rich role in a show that asks, ‘What if despair and death are not the end?’”

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

‘Dead Outlaw,’ a Mummy Musical, Is So Strange It Can Only Be True by Sarah Bahr

The creators of “The Band’s Visit” reunited to tell the story of an outlaw whose body toured carnivals for decades.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

New York’s School of American Ballet Celebrates 90th Anniversary by Sarah Bahr and Dolly Faibyshev

The institution co-founded by George Balanchine celebrated at Lincoln Center on Monday night.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

‘The Connector,’ a Show That Asks: Should News Feel True or Be True? by Sarah Bahr

A new musical from Jason Robert Brown, Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman explores the diverging trajectories of two young writers in the late 1990s.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

How Frankie Grande Spends His Sundays by Sarah Bahr

The actor, singer and reality TV personality fills his day with video games, comfort food with friends and a teary trip to the movies.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

‘Heartstopper’ Star Joe Locke Has a Soft Spot for ‘The Goonies’ by Sarah Bahr

“It’s the peak coming-of-age adventure film,” said the actor, who is set to make his Broadway debut in “Sweeney Todd.”

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Friday, January 19, 2024

How a Culture Editor Covers the Kids’ Entertainment Beat by Sarah Bahr

Laurel Graeber, who has covered kids’ entertainment at The Times for nearly three decades, shared her favorite stories and interviews from the beat.

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Friday, December 22, 2023

What to Know About ‘Maestro’: A Guide to Bradley Cooper’s Bernstein Biopic by Sarah Bahr

Now on Netflix, the movie tracks the life of the American conductor and composer and his wife, the actress Felicia Montealegre, played by Carey Mulligan.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

With ‘The Gilded Age,’ Louisa Jacobson Cuts Her Own Path by Sarah Bahr

Exposed to the complexities of fame at a young age, she sought paths outside of acting in early adulthood. Now she is the lead of a prestige HBO drama.

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Broadway Babies, Singing Show Tunes for Seniors by Sarah Bahr

What happened when four young theater actors performed for an older generation? “I was expecting to have the best show ever and that happened.”

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Monday, November 6, 2023

In ‘Food,’ Geoff Sobelle Explores the Extremes of Eating by Sarah Bahr

“I don’t want to tell people what to think,” the performance artist said of his latest show. “I just hope it tickles them and their curiosity.”

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Ali Stroker Has Tips for Fellow Sleep-Deprived Working Moms by Sarah Bahr

The Tony winner and author talked about the Broadway shows she’ll see once she can stay up late again, and the podcast that comforted her during the pandemic.

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Tagging Along With The New York Times’s Chief Theater Critic by Sarah Bahr

At a recent performance of “Gutenberg! The Musical!” on Broadway, Jesse Green gave us an inside look at his review process.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Roberta Pereira to Lead New York Performing Arts Library by Sarah Bahr

Roberta Pereira, the director of the Playwrights Realm, will lead the library, which is home to more than eight million items relating to music, theater and dance.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Melissa Etheridge Is Ready to Rewatch ‘Barbie’ by Sarah Bahr

The singer, who brings her autobiographical show to Broadway this month, on her longtime love for the Kansas City Chiefs and what she’s looking forward to in New York.

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Monday, August 21, 2023

‘The Outsiders’ Heads to Broadway in March by Sarah Bahr

A new musical adaptation of a popular novel by S.E. Hinton will begin performances in March.

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Haptic Suits Let You Feel Music Through Your Skin by Sarah Bahr and Mohamed Sadek

Wearable backpacks designed by Music: Not Impossible, which allow people to experience music as vibrations on their bodies, are becoming more accessible to the public.

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

PlayStation and BTS Help Lea Salonga Clear Her Head by Sarah Bahr

The “Here Lies Love” actress finds inspiration in Alex Newell’s “Shucked” performance and a good night’s sleep in the sounds of “Forensic Files.”

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

‘The Notebook’ Musical to Land on Broadway in the Spring by Sarah Bahr

The adaptation of the popular Nicholas Sparks romance novel, with music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson, had a well-reviewed run last year in Chicago.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Nonprofit Theaters Are in Crisis. A Times Reporter Spoke With 72 of Them by Sarah Bahr

Michael Paulson spoke with producers and artistic directors at nonprofit theaters across the country about the crisis their industry is facing.

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Thursday, July 27, 2023

At Soho Rep, Eric Ting and Caleb Hammons to Join Leadership Team by Sarah Bahr

Following the departures of Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides, the two will join Cynthia Flowers as the company continues its shared leadership model.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

BroadwayCon Panelists Tackle Diversity and Representation Onstage by Sarah Bahr

The eighth annual fan event will host a variety of discussions about how to diversify stages, songs and scripts. Here are six to look out for.

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Friday, July 14, 2023

A Reporter’s Unexpected Love Affair With ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ by Sarah Bahr

One reporter is hooked on the French spectacle that mixes acrobatics with a rock opera score.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Maggie Siff Stars in a Rare Revival of Williams’s ‘Orpheus Descending’ by Sarah Bahr

“Orpheus Descending,” a rarely revived play about the treatment of outsiders, has only become more meaningful for its star and its director.

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

‘Here Lies Love’ Pairs Disco With a Dictator. It’s a Controversial Choice. by Sarah Bahr

The musical, the brainchild of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, dramatizes — and, some say, sanitizes — the life of the former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

New Jason Robert Brown Musical Highlights MCC Theater Season by Sarah Bahr

A honky-tonk lesbian romance and a new musical by Gavin Creel are also slated for the Off Broadway theater’s 2023-24 lineup.

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Monday, June 12, 2023

Inside the 2023 Tony Awards After-Parties by Sarah Bahr and Nancy Coleman

Spirited celebrations that included a block party in Washington Heights and a gathering at the Carlyle Hotel extended past 4 a.m.

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Best and Worst Moments of the 76th Tony Awards by Jesse Green, Maya Phillips, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski and Sarah Bahr

With a clever opening number and repeated support for striking writers, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s shows, performers and creative teams.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Jodie Comer Wins Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play for ‘Prima Facie’ by Sarah Bahr

It was a remarkable win for the English actress, who is best known for playing the assassin Villanelle on the television show “Killing Eve.”

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Alex Newell Becomes First Out Nonbinary Performer to Win a Tony by Michael Paulson and Sarah Bahr

“Thank you for seeing me Broadway,” the performer said of winning the award for best featured actor in a musical.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards