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Insult Tonya Pinkins? She Got There First.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:40:24 GMT

The actress Tonya Pinkins in 2015.The actress finds herself the subject of taunts. She knows the culprit.

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Review: ‘Mope’ Examines Porn, Where a Man’s Just the Sum of His Parts

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:06:53 GMT

Eric T. Miller, left, and RJ Brown in “Mope,” at the Ensemble Studio Theater.Paul Cameron’s Hardy’s new play at the Ensemble Studio Theater focuses on two actors, one a success in pornography, the other just a journeyman player.

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‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:39:21 GMT

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in mid-April.

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Review: ‘Made in China,’ With Romance, Polemics and Puppets

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:14:41 GMT

Puppeteers act out a relationship between two lonely souls while exploring American consumerism and human rights abuses in “Made in China.”This enchanting, unclassifiable show swings freely between political commentary and surrealistic comedy.

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Review: ‘[Porto]’ Features a Bar Regular Looking for Love

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:54:56 GMT

From left, Julia Sirna-Frest, Leah Karpel and Jorge Cordova in “[Porto].”This Kate Benson play is set in a Brooklyn spot that promises company and conversation, especially for a lonely woman who wants to attract a man.

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Lisa Kron Awarded Kleban Prize for Musical Theater

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:49:59 GMT

Lisa Kron, who won the award for most promising musical theater librettist.Daniel Zaitchik also won the award, which comes with $100,000.

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Review: ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’: Oh Gosh, I’ve Turned Into My Mother

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:00:14 GMT

Marie Mullen, left, and Aisling O’Sullivan in “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.”A revival of Martin McDonagh’s play features Marie Mullen as the mother, Mag; almost 20 years ago she played Maureen, Mag’s daughter.

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For Early ‘Jersey Boys’ Investors, Oh, What a Run

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:20:25 GMT

From left, Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer in the musical “Jersey Boys” in 2005.About three out of four Broadway shows lose money. But not “Jersey Boys.” Here’s how a group of unlikely investors helped make the show a global hit.

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What August Wilson Means Now

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:33:34 GMT

August WilsonOur critics talk about the power of language and representation from the playwright, a great chronicler of the 20th century.

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Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:51:43 GMT

The Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner, Oksana Shalygina, in Paris. The couple deny the sexual assault allegations by an actress at an avant-garde theater, saying that an encounter was consensual and that the case is politically motivated.The authorities in Russia questioned the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner after an actress accused them of sexual assault.

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Dick Gautier, Who Played a Rock Star in ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Is Dead

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:40:43 GMT

Dick Gautier as the vain Conrad Birdie in the 1960 Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”The comic actor, who was also known for his role as a robot on the TV show “Get Smart,” was 85.

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Bucharest Journal: Keeping Alive a Haven for Yiddish Culture in Modern Romania

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:04:16 GMT

Actors at the State Jewish Theater in Bucharest, Romania, after a performance this month. The theater stages mostly Yiddish plays in a city with a tiny Jewish population.Bucharest is home to one of only a handful of Yiddish theaters left in Europe, which remained open even as Romania was gripped by anti-Semitism during World War II.

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Jennifer Holliday Decides Not to Sing for Trump After Opposition

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:42:18 GMT

Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday that she would no longer take part in any events affiliated with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president.The singer said she had been influenced by an article about how her planned appearance was heartbreaking to her gay fans.

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Jennifer Holliday Plans to Sing at Trump’s Inauguration ‘for the People’

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:44:58 GMT

Jennifer Holliday during a TV performance in 2014. She was disheartened that her decision to sing for Donald J. Trump had drawn threats.Ms. Holliday said that she had not supported Donald J. Trump’s candidacy, but that she “thought of the history part of it.”

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Review: ‘Time of Women’ Portrays Activists Haunted by a K.G.B. Ordeal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:49:12 GMT

From top, Maryia Sazonava, Maryna Yurevich and Yana Rusakevich in “Time of Women” at the Tisch School of the Arts Shop Theater.In this emotionally raw play from the Belarus Free Theater at the Under the Radar festival, three women relive their incarceration and interrogation.

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Laurie Carlos, Actress in ‘For Colored Girls,’ Dies at 67

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:28:34 GMT

Laurie Carlos, center, performing with Jessica Hagedorn, left, and Deborah Artman in 1987.The inner lives of black women was often the focus of Ms. Carlos, a multifaceted award winner who was also a writer and director.

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Review: ‘Latin Standards,’ When Dad Was Larger Than Life

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:28:37 GMT

Marga Gomez in her latest one-woman show, “Latin Standards,” part of the Under the Radar festival.In her latest one-woman show, Marga Gomez pays tribute to her father, a popular entertainer in the Latino vaudeville circuit.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:03:04 GMT

John Mulaney, left, and Nick Kroll as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon in “Oh, Hello on Broadway,” which closes on Jan. 22. See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Martha Swope, 88, Who Etched Dance and Theater History in Photographs, Dies

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:36:22 GMT

Martha Swope in her apartment in 2012.Ms. Swope produced hundreds of thousands of images of performers in action, and by the time she retired, her studio contained more than a million images.

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New York City Allocates $2 Million to Increase Diversity in Theater

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:55:12 GMT

The city’s Theater Subdistrict Council will provide funding for paid training and mentorship opportunities.

Watch Patti LuPone Play a Rabbi on ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:54:14 GMT

An exclusive musical number from the popular CW comedy featuring the Tony-winning Ms. LuPone and the Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh.

Review: Back in Black, in a White Snowscape, in ‘La Mélancolie des dragons’

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:58:30 GMT

A scene from Philippe Quesne’s “La Mélancolie des dragons.”Nothing much happens in this Under the Radar festival play about mellow headbangers by Philippe Quesne. But it’s a wonderful nothing.

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Behind the Poster: Selling Shakespeare With a Nod to the 1960s

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:13:47 GMT

A poster for ‘The Comedy of Errors,’ designed by How Rock Hudson, Greek architecture and “I Love Lucy” inspired a poster for “The Comedy of Errors.”

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The Gender’s the Thing: Harriet Walter Plays Shakespeare’s Heroes as Heroines

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:34:54 GMT

Harriet Walter at Lincoln Center. She stars in an all-female production of “The Tempest” at St. Ann’s Warehouse.The British actress plays Prospero in an all-female “The Tempest,” her latest gender-switched Shakespeare production, set in a penitentiary.

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A Playwright Talking Truth About Power

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:23:26 GMT

Marta Buchaca’s “Summit,” a one-at play directed by Neil LaBute, takes the stage at La MaMa.

From Nosebleed Seats to the Stage, Actors Discuss August Wilson

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:19:07 GMT

Laurence Fishburne, left, and Al White in “Two Trains Running” (1992).As “Jitney” prepares to open on Broadway, stars like Phylicia Rashad and Laurence Fishburne talk about the playwright.

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