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Review: ‘Sunday in the Park With George,’ a Living Painting to Make You See

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:00:14 GMT

Jake Gyllenhaal, far left, and Annaleigh Ashford, far right, in “Sunday in the Park With George,” at the Hudson Theater.Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford star in the marvelous revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical, at the newly restored Hudson Theater.

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Obama Takes In a Broadway Show, but Shuns the Spotlight

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:55:54 GMT

Former President Barack Obama and his eldest daughter, Malia, after watching a revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” in New York on Friday night.The former president, who has kept a low profile since leaving office in January, visited New York to see “The Price” with his elder daughter, Malia.

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Oscar Isaac and Keegan-Michael Key Will Star in ‘Hamlet’ at the Public Theater

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:24:12 GMT

Oscar Isaac will play the title role in “Hamlet” at the The director Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, which has had a rocky road to fruition, will open in June.

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Review: ‘If I Forget,’ Clashing Currents in Jewish Identity

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:00:02 GMT

From left, Maria Dizzia, Tasha Lawrence, Jeremy Shamos, Kate Walsh and Gary Wilmes in “If I Forget,” at the Laura Pels Theater.Steven Levenson’s comedy-drama explores multiple and contradictory dimensions of self-perception through its portrait of a family, the Fischers.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:49:23 GMT

Maura Tierney and Scott Shepherd in “The Town Hall Affair.”Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Review: In ‘Kid Victory,’ Rescued but Not Free

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:00:14 GMT

Brandon Flynn, seated center, in “Kid Victory,” a musical by Greg Pierce and John Kander at the Vineyard Theater.This dark musical by Greg Pierce and John Kander examines the ordeals of a teenager trying to recover from a drugged captivity.

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Review: In ‘Everybody,’ Mortality Loves Company

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:17 GMT

Lakisha Michelle May and Chris Perfetti in “Everybody.”Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s take on a stark 15th-century morality play includes characters like Stuff, Death and Love.

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When They Met: Before ‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ a Friendship Born in the Classroom

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:41:47 GMT

Danai Gurira and André Holland in a theater at New York University, where they met in the Tisch Graduate Acting Program.André Holland first saw Danai Gurira at New York University, performing a monologue she wrote. Since then, they have acted and written together.

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Critic's Notebook: The Last Act for the Ringling Circus

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:34:55 GMT

The Simet Troupe opening the Ringling Brothers show “Out of This World” in New York.Yes, the three-ring circus can seem like a relic. But something irreplaceable will be lost when this tent is closed for good.

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‘The Light Years,’ at Playwrights Horizons, Examines the Shadows of Showbiz

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:06:35 GMT

Erik Lochtefeld, left, and Aya Cash in “The Light Years,” at Playwrights Horizons.The Debate Society presents a world premiere based on events at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

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Sunday Routine: How André Holland Spends the Day: Onstage, and on His Couch

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:02 GMT

The actor André Holland heading to the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in Manhattan, where he is starring in August Wilson’s play “Jitney.”When he isn’t performing in “Jitney,” Mr. Holland catches up with friends, family and scripts in need of a read. Then he usually falls asleep in his favorite place.

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Up Next: The 8-Year-Old Theater Critic Who Stars in HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:31:26 GMT

Iain Armitage as Ziggy Chapman in HBO’s adaptation of Big Little Lies.Meet Iain Armitage, who rose to fame with a YouTube channel where he offers reviews of “Othello” and “Cats.”

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Taylor Mac Wins Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:27 GMT

Taylor Mac in “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.Mr. Mac’s marathon “24-Decade History of Popular Music” was praised as “a vast, immersive, subversive, audacious and outrageous experience.”

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Review: In ‘Fish Men,’ Speed Chess and Weighty Exchanges

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:01 GMT

José Joaquín Pérez, foreground, and Gardiner Comfort in the play “Fish Men.”A drama by Cándido Tirado set in Washington Square Park has characters talking genocide and justice while the speed-chess clock ticks.

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Review: ‘Leah, the Forsaken’ is an 1862 Drama With Modern Resonance

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:49:32 GMT

Regina Gibson and Jon Berry in the revival of “Leah, the Forsaken” at the Metropolitan Playhouse.In 1700s Austria, a man loves a traveler who can’t stay in his village because she is Jewish. This play’s parallels with current concerns ring clear.

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In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:11 GMT

Zadie Smith and Patrick Stewart, two of the people who signed the letter.The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”

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Hillary Clinton’s in the House

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:59:29 GMT

Hillary Clinton chatting backstage with Glenn Close, star of “Sunset Boulevard.”For Broadway audiences, she’s become a familiar sight — and another reason to applaud.

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Review: ‘On the Exhale’ Addresses Grief and the Attraction of an Assault Rifle

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:00:02 GMT

Marin Ireland in “On the Exhale” at the Roundabout’s Black Box Theater.Martín Zimmerman’s play, starring Marin Ireland, approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective.

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Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:25:33 GMT

David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2011. The symphony has urged its board members to call their elected representatives about potential budget cuts under the Trump administration.Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.

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