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Heard of the Jimmys? It’s the Tonys, for Teenagers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:39:40 GMT

Students practicing with Kiesha Lalama, foreground.This year, 74 of the nation’s most talented theatrical hopefuls took the stage for the Jimmy Awards, now in its ninth year.

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The Detective Was a Performance Artist. The Evidence Is Now a Show.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:49:58 GMT

Alison S.M. Kobayashi at the installation of her performance piece “Say Something Bunny!” The work is based on audio from an old wire recorder that she came across.A strangely entrancing new work explores a mysterious audio recording, and recreates a moment in the life of a 1950s Long Island family.

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Theater Jobs Skew White and Male, Study Finds

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:34:56 GMT

A line at the TKTS box office in Times Square, run by the Theater Development Fund.Women and minority actors and stage managers are getting fewer jobs and often wind up in lower-paying shows, according to a new study by Actors’ Equity.

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Review: Chasing ‘The Rivals’ on a Summer Evening

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:41:58 GMT

Connie Castanzo and David Friedlander in “The Rivals” in Central Park.Mrs. Malaprop misspeaks outdoors when New York Classical Theater brings a lighthearted comedy of manners to Central Park.

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Broadway’s Biggest Night — for Teenagers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:39:26 GMT

Each June, two students are chosen as winners of the Jimmy Awards, a sort of Tonys for teenagers. Step into their high-kicking world as 74 theatrical hopefuls from around the country compete for stardom.

Review: A Father Consumed by Grief in ‘My Eyes Went Dark’

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:52:37 GMT

Declan Conlon in “My Eyes Went Dark.”A man who lost his family in a plane crash funnels his grief and despair into a quest for revenge.

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Review: A Bawdy ‘Bastard Jones,’ Dancing With a Peg Leg

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:43:20 GMT

Evan Ruggiero, left, and Rene Ruiz in “Bastard Jones” at the Cell Theater. This ragged but high-spirited musical adaptation of Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones” stars Evan Ruggiero, who lost most of his right leg to cancer.

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Crossing the Line Festival Includes a Dancer’s Mini-Residency

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:02:53 GMT

The Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula, who will present three works — including two new commissions — as part of this year’s Crossing the Line Festival.The French Institute Alliance Française has unveiled its lineup for the 11th edition of the festival, which returns Sept. 6 through Oct. 15.

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Review: In ‘Measure for Measure,’ Desperately Seeking Solutions in a Problem Play

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:21:18 GMT

Cara Ricketts and Leland Fowler in “Measure for Measure,” directed by Simon Godwin.Thrilling argument and a strong American debut make a sometime-strange play soar despite some silliness at Theater for a New Audience.

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Los Angeles Collective Honors Plays by Women of Color

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:26:06 GMT

“Somebody’s Daughter,” written by Chisa Hutchinson and produced at the Second Stage Uptown this year, was one of the new plays on the Kilroys 2017 list.The Kilroys published a fourth annual list of new plays by women deemed to be worthy of production.

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Sale of Edward Albee’s Art Collection Will Benefit His Foundation

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:26:54 GMT

Some of the art from Edward Albee’s loft in TriBeCa.The work collected by the playwright, who died last September, is mostly 20th century fine art. Sotheby’s will sell more than 100 items in the fall.

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Review: ‘Harbored’ Spins Immigrants’ Tales, With Liberty in View

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:25:33 GMT

Ayana Workman and Luke Zimmerman, atop ladders, in “Harbored,” at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.En Garde Arts’ new production is an immersive work about immigration and making the best of difficult situations. Like those acoustics.

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Mimi O’Donnell Leaves Post at Labyrinth Theater Company

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:44 GMT

Mimi O’Donnell, who became the sole artistic director of the Labyrinth Theater Company in 2013, has led the company through a difficult time of transition.Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”

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Review: Doubling Down on Doublespeak in ‘1984’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:14 GMT

Tom Sturridge in “1984,” at the Hudson Theater.An often irritating British-born adaptation of George Orwell’s novel suggests that all facts are alternative.

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Review: In ‘The Traveling Lady,’ Hope and Regret Run Neck and Neck

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:12 GMT

Larry Bull and Jean Lichty in “The Traveling Lady,” at the Cherry Lane Theater through July 16.Horton Foote’s 1954 drama of repression is given an affectionate if muddy revival.

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‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:30:17 GMT

Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” at the Cort Theater on Broadway. On Thursday, producers announced that the play, which was set to close on June 25 because of poor ticket sales, would stay open through Aug. 6.The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:17:54 GMT

Laura Linney, left, as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes,” closing next month at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Show Us Your Wall: If These Walls Could Talk? They Do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:06:59 GMT

The playwright Lynn Nottage, at home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The large painting above her is by Norman Lewis, who was a good friend of her father’s. Two works by Romare Bearden are at far left.The playwright Lynn Nottage’s Brooklyn house is a standing-room-only theater-in-the-round of African-American art: its contents and its discontents.

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‘Marvin’s Room’ Moves to Broadway With Women Front and Center

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:24 GMT

From left, Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, Celia Weston, who star in “Marvin’s Room,” directed by Anne Kauffman, far right.The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.

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Review: An Immersive ‘Seeing You’ Sends Its Audience to War

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:00:37 GMT

A scene from “Seeing You,” an immersive play performed under the High Line in Chelsea.Our chief theater critics went to see the interactive performance piece on the same night, expecting to have vastly different experiences. They didn’t.

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‘Cats’ Revival to Close at Year’s End

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:18:09 GMT

Georgina Pazcoguin performing in the revival of “Cats” at the Neil Simon Theater in July 2016.The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.

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Three Daughters and a Fraying Father in ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:19:52 GMT

Alyssa Bresnahan and Michael Rispoli in Meghan Kennedy’s “Napoli, Brooklyn.”Meghan Kennedy’s new play focuses on Italian parents and their three daughters growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 1960.

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On Comedy: She Swipes Right on Tinder, and Everyone’s In on the Joke

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:20:35 GMT

Lane Moore performing in May for her hit monthly comedy show at Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn.Lane Moore’s shows involve real men on the dating app, but she works hard to avoid mocking them. The result is a clever show that’s deservedly a hit.

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‘Jerry Springer — The Opera’ Is to Open Off Broadway at the New Group

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Harvey Keitel, center, in a concert staging of “Jerry Springer — The Opera” at Carnegie Hall in 2008. The satirical musical will have its first proper run in New York next season at the New Group Off Broadway.The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

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Review: ‘Fulfillment Center’ Finds the Poetry in Missed Connections

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:00:01 GMT

Bobby Moreno and Eboni Booth in “Fulfillment Center” at the Studio of City Center Stage II.In this impeccably realized play by Abe Koogler, four mismatched characters reach out to each other in a New Mexico desertscape.

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