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Remembering Jerry Herman: ‘He Called His Shows His Children’

NYT Theater - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 11:32
Harvey Fierstein, Betty Buckley and more on the sunny songwriter behind “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame,” who hoped that even a flop would find a second life.
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Jerry Herman, Composer of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and Other Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

NYT Theater - Sat, 12/28/2019 - 12:04
His rich melodies and powerful lyrics, also heard in “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles,” dazzled critics and kept audiences returning for more.
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How a Jerry Herman Song Called a Future Critic to New York

NYT Theater - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:53
A brassy celebration of optimism and urbanity, “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” from “Hello, Dolly!” can still stir the emotions.
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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2019

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 09:29
Phoebe Waller-Bridge. DaBaby. Slime. Tom Hanks. Amy Schumer (naked). The Times’s culture photographs revealed striking truths about art and the people who make it.
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Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2019

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 01:49
At their best, the artists who died this year could make us see the world in new ways — even as they made us laugh and cry. Here is a tribute to some of them, in their own words.
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Max Yu, Young Theater Graduate, Wins $45,000 Playwriting Prize

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 01:45
Yu won the Relentless Award for “Nightwatch,” a story based on his family that he wrote as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Her Name Is Lucy Barton. Their Job Is Ushering Her to the Stage.

NYT Theater - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 10:48
Elizabeth Strout created the character. Rona Munro put her at the center of a play. And Laura Linney has brought her to life in a solo Broadway show.
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Daniel Fish’s Post-‘Oklahoma!’ Musical: ‘The Most Happy Fella’

NYT Theater - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 12:46
The 1956 musical drama, with an acclaimed operatic score, will premiere this summer at Bard SummerScape in Annandale-on-Hudson.
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Playwrights Are Finding ‘Television Money’ Helps Pay the Bills

NYT Theater - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 12:22
More top playwriting programs are preparing students to write for the small screen. And TV writers’ rooms are scouting those classrooms for new talent.
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Review: Sweet Bear, Sticky Situation in ‘Paddington Gets in a Jam’

NYT Theater - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 00:55
Despite a meanspirited neighbor — spoiler alert! — things work out just fine.
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‘Cats’: Did You See the Movie? Let’s Talk

NYT Theater - Sun, 12/22/2019 - 13:34
A Method Grizabella, a disappointing Macavity and a lot of kitty nuzzling — it’s not a satisfying adaptation, but was that even possible?
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The Shed’s Second Season to Feature New Commissions and Familiar Faces

NYT Theater - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 10:00
The art center’s 2020 season will present work from Claudia Rankine, the choreographer William Forsythe and more.
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Christine Chambers, 39, Dies; Her Photos Empowered Actors of Color

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 18:28
As a photographer and a playwright, she helped document the rise of a generation of theater artists who wanted to tell their own stories their own way.
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4 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Review: Cirque du Soleil Chases the Holiday Spirit

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:10
The acrobatics in “’Twas the Night Before…” at Madison Square Garden are perfectly diverting, despite an illegible plot.
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The Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 09:36
Music, movies, television, theater, art and dance: Here’s who broke away from the pack this year.
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The Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2019

NYT Theater - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 06:38
The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.
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‘Life Sucks.’ Theater Doesn’t. Your Picks for the Year’s Best

NYT Theater - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:54
Without duplicating our critics, there was plenty to champion, from “The Inheritance” on Broadway to “Romeo and Juliet” in sign language in Seattle.
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200 Years of Experience, and Still Learning Onstage

NYT Theater - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:16
Lois Smith, Estelle Parsons and Vinie Burrows on age, agility, perseverance and steering clear of “self-pitying old” roles.
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