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Friday, October 22, 2021

Indian Film Is Being Adapted Into a Broadway Musical by Sarah Bahr

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” a popular Hindi-language movie from 1995, will debut during the 2022-23 season.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cecily Strong to Make New York Theater Debut at the Shed by Sarah Bahr

The “S.N.L.” star steps into a role originated by Lily Tomlin, and Claudia Rankine’s “Help” gets its pandemic-delayed world premiere in the new Shed season.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at 50: What Was the Buzz? by Sarah Bahr

The rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway on Oct. 12, 1971, to protests, an irate composer — and sold-out shows.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Flea Announces New Resident Company and a Focus on Black and Queer Artists by Sarah Bahr

The Off Off Broadway theater, which ended programs for emerging artists in December, will return next year with a model that centers the work of underrepresented artists.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Covid Relief Grants by Sarah Bahr

The American Rescue Plan Act, with its $87.8 million in funding, will support projects at nearly 300 cultural and educational institutions in the country.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

The Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards by Jesse Green, Stella Bugbee, Maya Salam, Sarah Bahr and Nancy Coleman

Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Long-Delayed Tony Awards Are Almost Here. This Is What to Expect. by Sarah Bahr

The ceremony is taking place at the Winter Garden Theater on Sunday. We bring you up to speed on everything that has happened since the shutdown.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

David Alan Grier on Navigating the Art World as a Black Collector by Sarah Bahr

The Tony-nominated actor and comedian discusses his love for overalls, citrus trees and trying to sell his teenage daughter on Frank Sinatra.

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Bushwick Starr Gets New $2.2 Million Home by Sarah Bahr

The innovative Brooklyn performing arts space is moving three L stops away, to a former dairy plant in Bushwick — and prepping for a new chapter as a neighborhood cultural hub.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Soho Rep Returns With Job Initiative and New Plays by Sarah Bahr

Sarah Benson, the theater’s artistic director, said she hopes that the productions this season will respond to a transformative moment in theater.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

‘Beetlejuice’ Will Return to Broadway in April by Sarah Bahr

It was pushed out of the Winter Garden to make way for “The Music Man.” Now this fan-favorite musical is getting a second life at the Marriott Marquis.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

James Whiteside Thinks ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Would Make a Great Ballet by Sarah Bahr

The American Ballet Theater dancer discusses the beauty of anime soundtracks, the virtue of late ’90s music videos and playing video games backstage.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sara Bareilles on the Lessons of Pema Chodron and the Joy of 10-Mile Walks by Sarah Bahr

The 41-year-old singer-songwriter is back on Broadway in September for her fourth starring turn in “Waitress.”

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

A Rush of News: Behind The New York Times's Live Coverage by Sarah Bahr

When readers need information immediately, teams of journalists collaborate to tell a single unfolding story.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

La MaMa’s Season Includes an Indigenous Take on Shakespeare by Sarah Bahr

A version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is planned, along with the company’s puppet series, an examination of the Tulsa Race Massacre and more.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

92nd Street Y’s New Season Includes Colson Whitehead and Susan Orlean by Sarah Bahr

The fall season also includes appearances by a Supreme Court justice, Broadway actress and presidential biographer.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Abrons Arts Center’s Fall Season Celebrates Trailblazers by Sarah Bahr

Highlights include a photography exhibition on female leaders in public housing and a contemporary play about the life of Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein.”

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Friday, July 30, 2021

New York City Awards $3 Million for Latino and Puerto Rican Theater by Sarah Bahr

The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater will use the funds, along with $7 million from the city over the last eight years, for an expanded South Bronx space.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Positive Coronavirus Test Halts Shakespeare in the Park for Third Night by Sarah Bahr

“Merry Wives,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, had already pushed back its opening night by nearly two weeks after an injury to its leading man.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber Delays ‘Cinderella’ Musical in West End by Sarah Bahr

The composer and producer blamed Britain’s coronavirus restrictions for the delay.

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Historic Cherry Lane Theater Sold for $11 Million by Sarah Bahr

The Lucille Lortel Theater Foundation, which has managed the 97-year-old theater for the past decade, will take over the building in Greenwich Village.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Ford and Mellon Foundations Expand Initiative for Disabled Artists by Sarah Bahr

The foundations are adding $5 million to the Disability Futures program, which will continue through 2025 with two more classes of 20 fellows each.

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Rattlestick Theater Focuses on Social Change in New Season by Sarah Bahr

The theater will produce three plays in an ambitious 2021-22 season, but it has also committed to a five-day workweek and reforms that prioritize artists.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

BAM’s Fall Season Kicks Off With a Beach Opera by Sarah Bahr

“Sun & Sea,” which won top honors at the Venice Biennale in 2019, will make its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this fall.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

New Playwrights Horizons Season Includes Will Arbery World Premiere by Sarah Bahr

Arbery’s “Corsicana” was added to the theater’s slate for next summer, along with four plays previously announced for 2021.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At a Queer Theater Festival, the Plays Are Brazenly Personal by Sarah Bahr

The Criminal Queerness Festival offers three works that address subjects including addiction, fluid identity and social change.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25: ‘The Most R-Rated G You Will Ever See’ by Sarah Bahr

How did the ratings board overlook songs filled with lust and damnation? “Maybe we bamboozled them with gargoyles,” one filmmaker said.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Peek at Broadway Comeback: Times Event With "Me and the Sky" by Sarah Bahr

When The Times staged a musical number for its live event series, the performance served as a sneak preview of a theater world preparing for takeoff.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Broadway Theater Owner Cited by OSHA in Stagehand’s Fatal Fall by Sarah Bahr

Federal regulators cited the Shubert Organization for four workplace safety violations in the death of an employee in the Winter Garden Theater.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Surprising Evolution of Cruella De Vil by Sarah Bahr

From a calm socialite, she morphed into an unhinged puppy kidnapper and then a vindictive glamourpuss. Why don’t we hate her?

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