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Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. What Took So Long?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:33 GMT

Lynn Nottage, left, and Paula Vogel in New York this month.Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, both Pulitzer winners, will finally make their Broadway debuts this spring. What does that say about the plight of women writing for the stage?

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John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:05 GMT

The musician John Mayer, whose new album, “The Search for Everything,” comes out in April.After more than five years of self-imposed pop exile, this guitar virtuoso wants another blockbuster album. Then he hopes to settle down.

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In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:06 GMT

From left, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields at the Old Red Lion Theater, where “The Play That Goes Wrong” was first performed in 2012.The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

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Desert Silence, Transposed to the Cacophony of New York

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:47 GMT

Visitors must pass through sound locks to enter and leave Doug Wheeler’s sensory exhibition “PSAD Synthetic Desert III.”The artist Doug Wheeler has built a room in the Guggenheim Museum that evokes the quiet of the desert, where visitors can escape the city’s din.

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Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:52:33 GMT

The Theater of Eternal Music performing in 1965. From left, Mr. Conrad, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and John Cale.A new documentary explores the life and work of this musician and artist, who died last year. He wanted to dissolve musical hierarchies.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Who Lies Beneath the Cloth

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:25 GMT

The Gilded Lady, a star of the new exhibition “Mummies,” at the American Museum of Natural History.“Mummies,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, uses technology to get a better understanding of ancient Peruvians and Egyptians.

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Critic's Notebook: A Wheelchair on Broadway Isn’t Exploitation. It’s Progress.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:57 GMT

Madison Ferris, foreground, as Laura, and Sally Field as Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie.”Some people are calling Sam Gold’s “The Glass Menagerie” manipulative. I call it vital theater.

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When They Met: Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, Wildly Close

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:00:06 GMT

Reese Witherspoon, left, and Laura Dern.The actresses, who star in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” developed a tight friendship after playing “sort-of awful people” and then mother and daughter.

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Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:21 GMT

Brenda Meder, the executive director of the Hays Arts Council in Hays, Kan.: “When what you’re about is important enough to you, you will find a way. And that’s how it always is with the arts.”The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

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News Analysis: The Love Letters of Manly Men

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:30:15 GMT

A letter from Joe DiMaggio to Marilyn Monroe in 1954 shortly after their divorce was announced.What the auctions of rare manuscripts tell us about the human heart.

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Robin O’Hara, Producer of Independent Films, Dies at 62

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:41:44 GMT

Robin O’Hara, center, on the set of “Gummo.” She was a co-producer.Ms. O’Hara got her start as a producer in the mid-1980s at the Kitchen, the experimental performance space in Chelsea.

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Encounters: What’s Ann-Margret Doing at 75? Still Playing the Girl Next Door

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Ann-Margret, of “Bye Bye Birdie” fame, chooses an outfit at the atelier of Mark Zunino, left, for the premiere of her new film.Trying on gowns to wear to the “Going in Style” premiere, the longtime actress is too shy to talk about sex. Sort of.

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Animals in the Artist's Studio

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:35 GMT

Artist Kendra Haste was commissioned to create sculptures of the wild animals that once lived in the Royal Menagerie. Get a 360 view of her studio/zoo and the installation at the Tower of London.

What’s on TV Saturday: Adam Driver in ‘Paterson’ and a Murderous Mother-to-Be in ‘Prevenge’

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:12 GMT

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani in “Paterson.”Mr. Driver gets behind the wheel — and turns his musings into poetry — in “Paterson.” And an expectant mother goes on a killing rampage guided by her fetus in “Prevenge.”

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Alone in the Wild for a Year, TV Contestants Learn Their Show Was Canceled

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:08:08 GMT

Contestants on “Eden,” filmed in the Scottish Highlands, were to “take on the challenge of building a new life and creating a society from scratch.”Entrants in the reality television series “Eden” emerged from the Scottish wilderness, only to learn the show stopped broadcasting last summer.

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Bernie Wrightson, Artist and a Creator of Swamp Thing, Dies at 68

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:28:21 GMT

Bernie Wrightson, comic artist, in an undated photograph.Mr. Wrightson, who learned his craft by studying comics and taking correspondence courses, loved to meet fans and attend conventions.

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The Photographs of Don Hunstein

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:52:19 GMT

As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and many others.

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Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:44:56 GMT

Don Hunstein in an undated photograph.As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and many others.

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That Decisive Moment: A Met Opera Star is Born: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:05:27 GMT

From left, Taylor Levine, Brendon Randall-Myers, Grey McMurray and James Moore performing Tristan Perich’s “Interference Logic.”Gritty electronics, a Baroque hoedown and a burly Texan roar were among the highlights.

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Africa Center Looks to Close Fund-Raising Gap, and Open Its Doors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:04:24 GMT

The building that houses the Africa Center, in Harlem, has been completed for several years, but the center has faced financing obstacles.The center in Harlem posted video of what its headquarters may eventually look like, and announced financing efforts under its new board president.

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Review: ‘American Jihad’ and the Problem With the Internet

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:24:08 GMT

A Showtime documentary on homegrown jihadists in the United States suggests the futility of the president’s travel and immigration policy.

Review: Emperor Jones, Fearsome and Fearful in a Roaring Revival

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:20:56 GMT

Obi Abili in the title role of “The Emperor Jones,” at Irish Repertory Theater.Irish Repertory Theater has brought back Ciaran O’Reilly’s revelatory production of O’Neill’s 1920 play, with an almost entirely new cast.

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A Nobel Laureate Takes On Trump in Her Latest Play

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:18:31 GMT

The Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek at her home in Vienna, in 2004.Excerpts from Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,” a work inspired by the president, will be presented in New York on Monday.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Kendrick Lamar Backs Up His Boasts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:23:35 GMT

Kendrick Lamar's new song, "The Heart Part 4," may be a teaser.Hear 10 notable new tracks, from a 1959 Thelonious Monk recording to Gorillaz's collaboration with Popcaan to a song off Chuck Berry's final album.

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Q. & A.: Sarah Dunn on the Anatomy of an Open Marriage

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:46:47 GMT

Sarah DunnIn “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”

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John Mayer Has More to Say: The Outtakes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:20 GMT

John MayerThe singer and guitarist on his controversial interviews, playing with Dead & Company and dancing in his coming music video.

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Jay Z and Weinstein Company to Produce Trayvon Martin Projects

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:48:26 GMT

Trayvon Martin in 2009. He was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, in 2012. The Florida case helped fuel a national debate about racial profiling.The projects include a six-part documentary series and a film, both inspired by elements from two books about the teenager who was killed in 2012.

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Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:08:09 GMT

Jon Batiste, left, and Wynton Marsalis are a crucial part of the album “The Music of John Lewis,” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.The pianist and trumpeter talk about their work on the new album “The Music of John Lewis,” their New Orleans roots and their musical forefathers.

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10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:33 GMT

An untitled 2015 silk-screen print by the artist Alex Spinney, whose work will be included in a charity raffle at Coucou Brooklyn.It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.

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From Teenage Rebel to Dying King, Jean-Pierre Léaud and a Life Lived on Film

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:33:51 GMT

Jean-Pierre Léaud, left, at 13 in François Truffaut’s “The 400 Blows” (1959).Starting with his time as the (literal) poster boy for New Wave cinema, Jean-Pierre Léaud has become a stand-in of sorts for Frenchmen at every age.

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Clip: ‘The Death of Louis XIV’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:10:43 GMT

Mr Léaud, now 72, stars in "Albert Serra’s “The Death of Louis XIV,” which opens Friday, March 31.

A Movie Date With My Younger Self

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:23 GMT

Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in “Harold and Maude,” the quirky cult romantic comedy from 1971.How revisiting favorites from youth is also about revisiting — and embracing — the person you were then.

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Pete Holmes Opens Old Wounds in HBO’s ‘Crashing’

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:18:44 GMT

Pete Holmes, of “Crashing,” discusses the HBO show and shares some of his life perspectives.Pete Holmes says his show, “Crashing,” isn’t just another comedian playing himself. It’s about comedians before they are really comedians.

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Vows: A Sound Engineer, a Props Guy and Their ‘Beautiful’ Wedding

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:08:23 GMT

John Bryant and Jessica Weeks share an embrace and their first kiss as husband and wife at the Stephen Sondheim Theater in Manhattan.After a Wednesday matinee, Jessica Weeks and John Bryant, more comfortable behind the scenes, took center stage to say, “I do.”

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Anna Halprin’s California Visions Get a New York Stage

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:17 GMT

From left, Merce Cunningham, Ruth Beckford and Anna Halprin in Northern California in 1957, on the deck where Ms. Halprin led experimental workshops.New Yorkers will have two chances to reassess the choreographer’s influence, first within a program of Stephen Petronio’s “Bloodlines.”

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Weaving Politics and Passion in ‘Love in Idleness’ and ‘Limehouse’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:31 GMT

From left: Eve Best, Edward Bluemel and Anthony Head in “Love in Idleness.”Trevor Nunn presents an uneasy hybrid of the Terence Rattigan work, while a new play about the origins of the S.D.P. is punchy and vibrantly directed by Polly Findlay.

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‘Wearable Sculptures’ Become Collectibles on Their Own

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:09:41 GMT

A model wears a thorn-spiked choker by Claude Lalanne at the Dior couture show in January in Paris.Gallery and website owners describe the particular allure of artist-made jewelry.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah to Republicans: Learn From Drake and Beyoncé

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:32 GMT

On “The Daily Show” on Thursday, Trevor Noah said that some of the era’s top hitmakers could teach the Republicans a thing or two about the art of the surprise release.As the G.O.P. tries to pass a health care bill, the “Daily Show” host said it was “weird to be living in a world where musicians put more planning into their work than politicians.”

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What’s on TV Friday: Kate del Castillo in ‘Ingobernable’ and Lady Gaga on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:13 GMT

Kate del Castillo with Erik Hayser, center, in “Ingobernable.”Ms. del Castillo is the first lady of Mexico in the thriller “Ingobernable,” on Netflix. And Lady Gaga opens a season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” on VH1.

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Welcome to the Podcast. First, a Word From Our Celebrity.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:52:01 GMT

Hrishikesh Hirway, left, and Joshua Malina are hosts of the podcast “The West Wing Weekly.” They read ads during their show for products like Naturebox and ZipRecruiter.Stars like Katie Couric and Lena Dunham often revel in putting a personal spin on the ho-hum ads they read as they host their digital shows.

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Review: Return of the Little Copter That Wowed in ‘Miss Saigon’

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:38:40 GMT

Jon Jon Briones as an enterprising pimp, with Samuel Li Weintraub as the son of a heroic country girl, played by Eva Noblezada in “Miss Saigon,” at the Broadway Theater.The singing scenery of “Miss Saigon” is back on Broadway, with political corrections and a newly proportioned cast.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:00:03 GMT

A terra-cotta figure from the Qin dynasty that was excavated from Lintong, China, is among the rare artifacts in the coming Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition “Age of Empires.” See listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and one coming attraction.

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This Week’s Movies: March 24, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:35:11 GMT

The New York Times film critics review "Life,” “Wilson” and “CHIPS."

Events for Children in NYC This Week

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:25:29 GMT

A photograph of a diorama from Matthew Albanese’s series “The Tree in My Backyard — Weathering the Storm.”Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.

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Review: In ‘Life,’ Extraterrestrial Fun, Until Someone Gets Hurt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:24:34 GMT

Jake Gyllenhaal in “Life.”This movie offers proof of life on another planet, sure, but it is also the occasion for another “Alien”-type deadly game of hide-and-seek.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:11:21 GMT

Divine (center, with Susan Walsh, left, and Cookie Mueller) stars in the John Waters film “Female Trouble.”Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Review: ‘I Called Him Morgan,’ a Jazz Tale of Talent and Tragedy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:09:52 GMT

The jazz great Lee Morgan in Kasper Collin’s documentary “I Called Him Morgan.”The director Kasper Collin has created a suave and sensitive documentary about the life and death of the great trumpeter Lee Morgan.

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Review: ‘American Anarchist’ Is a Frustrating Study in Denial

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:04:36 GMT

A dialogue between the director and the author of “The Anarchist Cookbook” is at the heart of this documentary.

Galleries: What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:04:25 GMT

May Stevens’s “Alice in the Garden,” at Ryan Lee.May Stevens’s blend of art and politics, Yuji Agematsu’s orderly detritus, Facundo de Zuviría’s Buenos Aires streetscapes and more.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:59:07 GMT

Jessie Mueller’s last performance in “Waitress,” continuing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, is on Sunday. (The show’s songwriter, Sara Bareilles, will take over the role of Jenna after that.) See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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