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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Game of Thrones’ Aims for Broadway by Sarah Bahr

A stage adaptation is in the works for Broadway, the West End and Australia. The goal is a 2023 debut.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Virus Cases Delay Effort to Bring Indoor Dance Back to New York by Sarah Bahr

The Park Avenue Armory is postponing “Afterwardsness” after three members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane dance company tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Andra Day Earns a Best Actress Nomination for ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ by Sarah Bahr

“It shouldn’t be an uncomfortable idea that it could be all Black women being represented in this space,” said the star, who’s also working on a new album.

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Viola Davis and Andra Day Are Up for Best Actress at the Oscars by Sarah Bahr

Andra Day and Viola Davis are the category’s first pair of Black nominees since 1973, when Diana Ross was nominated for “Lady Sings the Blues” and Cicely Tyson was up for “Sounder.”

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Chadwick Boseman wins best actor Golden Globe and his widow accepts in an emotional speech. by Sarah Bahr

It was the final role — and first win — for the late star of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” who died in August from colon cancer at age 43.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

How to Watch the Golden Globes 2021: Date, Time and Streaming by Sarah Bahr

Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association film and television awards.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Meet the Songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) Behind the ‘Wandavision’ Hit ‘Agatha All Along’ by Sarah Bahr

The Disney songwriting power couple behind “Frozen” and “Coco” wrote the very spoiler-y “WandaVision” theme that has permanently lodged itself in people’s brains.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct by Sarah Bahr

Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Amber Ruffin to Co-Write Broadway Musical ‘Some Like It Hot’ by Sarah Bahr

The Emmy-nominated writer and performer will work with Matthew López to adapt the comedy for the stage.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Cuomo Announces Pop-Up Performances Across New York by Sarah Bahr

“NY PopsUp” will kick off Feb. 20 and run through Labor Day.

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Monday, February 8, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries by Sarah Bahr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

With a Beloved Cafe Threatened, Broadway Stars Put on a Show by Sarah Bahr

Fans in the theater world, including Matthew Broderick and Debra Messing, will appear in a Christmas Day telethon to try to save the West Bank Cafe.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New York City Cultural Groups Awarded More Than $47 Million in Grants by Sarah Bahr

The Department of Cultural Affairs announced Tuesday that more than 1,000 of the city’s cultural organizations would receive the funds.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

New Star of ‘The Prom’ Sees a Chance to Make L.G.B.T.Q. Characters Visible by Sarah Bahr

Like her character, Jo Ellen Pellman identifies as queer, and she is making her film debut in the Netflix musical alongside A-listers like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Longtime Board Chairman Steps Down at Apollo Theater by Sarah Bahr

Richard D. Parsons, the former Time Warner chief executive who led the Harlem nonprofit’s board for 19 years, will be succeeded by Charles Phillips.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone by Sarah Bahr

The Westchester Broadway Theater was one of the last remaining professional dinner theaters in the country.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Spike Lee’s Next Project: A Viagra Musical by Sarah Bahr

Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater by Sarah Bahr

The 54-year-old man fell from a ladder above the stage at the theater that most recently hosted “Beetlejuice.”

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Monday, October 19, 2020

New Musical by Weinstein Accuser Set for Screening by Sarah Bahr

“The Right Girl,” about a film executive who confronts sexual exploitation, was aimed for a live production. Instead, it was recorded by actors at home.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Adrienne Warren: ‘I Needed a Break’ by Sarah Bahr

After a grueling run and tumultuous summer, the Tony-nominated star of “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” relishes the time to heal.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Jake Gyllenhaal on His First Tony Nomination by Sarah Bahr

“I’m so deeply moved,” said the actor, who was nominated for best lead actor for his role in “Sea Wall/A Life” and was a producer for that show and “Slave Play.”

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mary-Louise Parker: ‘My Heart Is Aching’ for the Return of Live Theater by Sarah Bahr

The 56-year-old actress received her fourth Tony nomination for her role as a creative-writing professor grappling with a cancer diagnosis in “The Sound Inside.”

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Jeremy O. Harris, Author of ‘Slave Play,’ on the Show’s Record Haul by Sarah Bahr

Twelve nominations, including one for Best Play, is an encouraging sign: “It feels very invigorating that the community wants to have this conversation right now.”

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

SITI Company Announces Final Season by Sarah Bahr

After three decades, the noted experimental New York theater company will stop producing shows in 2022.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

White Actors and Directors Still Dominate Broadway Stages, Report Finds by Sarah Bahr

And just 20 percent of shows on New York stages were written by people of color in the 2017-18 season, a report says.

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Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters by Sarah Bahr

The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the country.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

‘I Even Missed the Smell’: What It’s Like to Be Back at the Theater by Sarah Bahr

Ten voices from around the world reflect on performing in — and ushering and seeing — some of the first live shows since March.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Glenn Close to Headline Starry ‘Angels in America’ Benefit by Sarah Bahr

Laura Linney, Patti LuPone and Jeremy O. Harris will also feature in the digital performance of scenes from Tony Kushner’s two-part epic on Oct. 8.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists by Sarah Bahr

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre