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How to Get Cheap Tickets to Broadway Shows (Even ‘Hamilton’)

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:41:17 GMT

Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the crowd waiting for the “Hamilton” lottery to be drawn outside the Richard Rodgers Theater in 2015.From lotteries to apps, there are several easy ways to score inexpensive tickets to a show. Even one about a certain former Treasury secretary.

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Critic’s Notebook: Plays About the Art World? Not Sold

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:19:03 GMT

From left, Moira O’Sullivan, Sean Hinckle, Missy Burmeister and Gabriel Aprea in “Beneath the Gavel, which focuses on art and money.“Beneath the Gavel” gets some things right as it dramatizes an auction. But the subtleties of the art market remain beyond most writers’ skills.

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Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and Broadway’s Friendliest Feud

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:24 GMT

Patti LuPone, left, and Christine Ebersole.They play the rival cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the new musical “War Paint.”

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Review: In ‘When It’s You,’ Isolation Has Consequences

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:37:34 GMT

Ana Reeder in “When It’s You” at the Clurman Theater at Theater Row.The narrator of Courtney Baron’s playreacts with horror when she learns an ex-boyfriend is responsible for a mass shooting.

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Review: In ‘Chess Match No. 5,’ the Words of John Cage, Deconstructed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:41:38 GMT

Will Bond in “Chess Match No. 5,” which is about John Cage and was conceived and directed by Anne Bogart.The SITI Company’s opaque, mystifying play is built entirely from the composer’s quotations, arranged into an exploration of the artistic process.

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Review: John Leguizamo Turns Nutty Professor in ‘Latin History for Morons’

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:00:02 GMT

John Leguizamo in his solo show “Latin History for Morons,” at the Public Theater.In this harshly funny performance piece, a stand-up artist translates thoughts about Latino history into hyperkinetic action.

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An Industrial Hellscape With You at the Center

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:58:53 GMT

Inside the Park Avenue Armory.How a set designer conceived an evolving, revolving new look for “The Hairy Ape" at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Review: ‘Sweat’ Imagines the Local Bar as a Caldron

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:00:14 GMT

From left, John Earl Jelks, Carlo Albán, Johanna Day, Michelle Wilson and Allison Wright in the play “Sweat.”Lynn Nottage’s bracingly topical play explores the working-class anger and anxieties that put Donald J. Trump in the White House.

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Talk: Phillipa Soo Doesn’t Leave It All Onstage

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:01 GMT

Phillipa SooThe Broadway actress on playing Eliza Hamilton and performing for the Obamas.

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Pharrell Williams’s Life to Become a Movie Musical, ‘Atlantis’

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:17:57 GMT

Pharrell WilliamsFox has signed on to produce the film, inspired by elements of Mr. Williams’s childhood in Virginia Beach, and Michael Mayer will direct.

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Janeane Garofalo to Star on Broadway in ‘Marvin’s Room’

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:23 GMT

Janeane Garofalo will make her Broadway debut in “Marvin’s Room” produced by the Roundabout Theater Company this summer.Ms. Garofalo will star alongside Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in Scott McPherson’s play.

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David Storey, Novelist and Playwright Lauded on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 83

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:19:17 GMT

David Storey, author of “The Changing Room,” outside the Morosco Theater in 1973.Mr. Storey’s plays often reflected Britain’s class tensions but resonated with audiences around the world and with people of all backgrounds.

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Can Programs That Help the Military Save the Federal Arts Agencies?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:22 GMT

Masks designed by veterans in a program run partly by the National Endowment for the Arts at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.Backers cite projects like expanding arts therapy for veterans to rebut calls for defunding the agencies.

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‘Once on This Island’ Revival Sets Broadway Dates

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:26:21 GMT

The composing team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.This musical, which ran on Broadway in 1990, depicts a folk tale set in the Caribbean.

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Review: ‘Sam & Dede,’ 2 Giants Forming an Unlikely Bond

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:52:34 GMT

Dave Sikula, left, and Brendan Averett in “Sam & Dede, or My Dinner With Andre the Giant.”This play about Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant is based on fact and the imaginings of the playwright Gino Dilorio.

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From Trump to Grieg, a ‘Terrifying’ Soundscape

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:25:59 GMT

Ben Williams at a rehearsal for “The Terrifying,” at the Abrons Arts Center.The sound designer Ben Williams talks about the sonic elements that inspired his work on the play “The Terrifying,” at the Abrons Arts Center.

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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

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:25:41 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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What I Love: Lena Hall’s 500-Square-Foot Apartment in Midtown

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:28:55 GMT

For the actress, a tidy alcove studio carpeted in silvery white has room enough for everything that really matters.

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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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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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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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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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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Review: Encores! Serves a Bathtub Martini in ‘The New Yorkers’

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:43:56 GMT

Front from left, Kevin Chamberlin, Tam Mutu, Scarlett Strallen and Arnie Burton in “The New Yorkers” at City Center.Cole Porter’s lost musical from 1930 raises a glass to the giddy heyday of Prohibition and high (really high) society.

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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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