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What to Do in New York This Weekend

NYT Theater - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:15
From poetic and political imagery in the Bronx to dancers swimming and playing tennis onstage at Lincoln Center, here’s a guide to some of what’s on offer around the city.
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‘Promenade’ Review: A ’60s Musical That Offers Zany Delights

NYT Theater - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 00:27
The City Center revival of this satire on the haves and have-nots features book and lyrics by María Irene Fornés and a score by Al Carmines.
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‘Slave Play’ is Coming to Broadway

NYT Theater - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 00:26
After a buzzed-about Off Broadway run, Jeremy O. Harris’s provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality will open at the Golden Theater.
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Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’

NYT Theater - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 00:25
Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix.
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10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 20:40
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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An Operatic Star Spotter Announces Its 2020 Festival

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:14
Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now will include the one-act “Ellen West” among six works in its January season.
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Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On)

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:29
How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it down.
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At the Manchester International Festival, Bigger Isn’t Better

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 05:50
“Tree” and “Invisible Cities,” two blockbuster works, lack the impact of the festival’s more intimate experiences.
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Review: Putting Outlaw Music on Trial in ‘Rock and Roll Man’

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:49
A by-the-numbers jukebox musical weighs the evidence for and against the groundbreaking ’50s disc jockey Alan Freed.
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Dave Chappelle on Broadway: The Joke Is Getting Old

NYT Theater - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:42
The comic hasn’t adjusted his material for the setting: he’s still defending wealthy, famous peers and joking about transgender targets.
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‘West Side Story’ Producers Announce Cast for Broadway Revival

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 23:11
The production will include Isaac Powell of “Once on This Island” and the New York City Ballet star Amar Ramasar.
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The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls?

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:12
“The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater’s biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Princess Elsa and Scout Finch.
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For Struggling Actors, No More Waiting Tables. The New Side Gig: Brand Ambassador

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:47
They are the smiling (and suspiciously attractive) people at product launches. Is the job fulfilling? Not really. But it pays well.
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Rip Torn, an Outsize Presence Onstage and Off, Is Dead at 88

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:34
Mr. Torn won an Emmy for “The Larry Sanders Show” and acclaim for his theater work. But he was dogged by his reputation as a troublemaker.
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How ‘Oklahoma!’ Revolutionized the Cast Album

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:21
It took decades for the full Rodgers and Hammerstein score to be available. But even abbreviated, the show helped build a whole new audience for Broadway music.
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‘Frankie and Johnny’ Will Close at the End of July

NYT Theater - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:07
The revival of Terrence McNally’s play is wrapping up a month earlier than expected.
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They Didn’t Speak for Nearly a Decade. Then They Made a Show About It.

NYT Theater - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:38
After starring together in “The Last Five Years” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott had a “fracture” in their relationship. How do you set that to music?
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Martin Charnin, Who Brought ‘Annie’ to the Stage, Dies at 84

NYT Theater - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:53
He turned the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” into a long-running Broadway musical and wrote the memorable lyrics to a score that included “Tomorrow.”
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Review: ‘Dog Man: The Musical’ Celebrates a Cop Who Sniffs Out Crime

NYT Theater - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:28
The bizarro, irreverent world of Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants books, has been deftly translated to the Lucille Lortel Theater’s stage.
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Sid Ramin, ‘West Side Story’ Orchestrator and a Composer, Dies at 100

NYT Theater - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:08
A childhood friend of Leonard Bernstein, he won an Oscar and a Grammy for his work on the film “West Side Story” and 12 Clio Awards for his work in TV advertising.
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