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Broadway Training, Gangnam Style

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:25:29 GMT

Members of the ensemble portray a girl group called Special K, which performs in the show’s finale.Six actors in search of K-pop authenticity star in a new musical that looks at the entertainment factories that produce genre-busting superstars.

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Review: In ‘Charm,’ Challenges Emily Post Never Dreamed Of

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:00:25 GMT

Two generations negotiating transgender identity: Sandra Caldwell, left, as an etiquette teacher and Hailie Sahar as her pupil in “Charm.”A transgender etiquette expert faces pupils who have bigger issues than what fork to use in Philip Dawkins’s new play.

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Review: ‘In the Blood’ and the Singular Talent of Suzan-Lori Parks

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:00:01 GMT

Saycon Sengbloh in a revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’s “In the Blood” at the Pershing Square Signature Center.The play, about a single mother with five children, explores the dimensions of American sexual and societal guilt in a first-rate revival.

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Review: In ‘Oh My Sweet Land,’ Dinner Is Served. Don’t Come Hungry.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:00:01 GMT

Nadine Malouf making kibbe in “Oh My Sweet Land,” written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.Set in a real home, an unnamed woman cooks while she relates piercing tales about the horrors in Syria.

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The Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring Prize

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A scene from Lauren Yee’s “In A Word” at the Cherry Lane Theater this year.The writer of “In a Word” and “The Hatmaker’s Wife” will win $25,000 from the National Arts Club.

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Review: ‘The Peculiar Patriot’ Puts Iron Bars Between Best Friends

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:01:34 GMT

Liza Jessie Peterson drew on her experiences as a counselor to inmates in creating “The Peculiar Patriot.”The National Black Theater production of Liza Jessie Peterson’s monologue explores the personal and societal costs of mass incarceration.

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Front Burner: Pirogi From ‘the Great Comet of 1812’ Hit the Lower East Side

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:04:23 GMT

Samovarchik, a little spot with a counter and a few seats indoors and out, offers a menu of Russian specialties, like pirogi, made from the recipes of Lena Gambourg.The producers of the closed Broadway musical will open Samovarchik, the foods of the samurai and more news.

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Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:33:02 GMT

Ms. Lewis in a 1967 telecast in the title role of “Lizzie Borden” by Jack Beeson.A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.

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Book News: A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:58:26 GMT

A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

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What I Love: Moisés Kaufman on Marrying Art and Life

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:37 GMT

For a playwright and director, sharing an apartment with a husband who’s also a collaborator can get a little messy.

He Puts Bill Maher on TV, and Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy on Stage

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:01:42 GMT

Scott Carter, a longtime late-night producer, is now also a playwright.Scott Carter, a longtime late-night producer, talks about the creative and spiritual journey that led him from the profane to the sacred.

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Review: A Darker ‘Frozen,’ With Glints of Ice and Murk

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:52:38 GMT

Patti Murin as Anna and John Riddle as Hans in “Frozen” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.In its out-of-town tryout, the stage adaptation of the highest-grossing animated movie of all time offers delights and difficulties.

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Review: The Beasts Have Arrived, in a Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:00:01 GMT

From left in foreground, Luzer Twersky, Caraid O’Brien and Malky Goldman in New Yiddish Rep’s “Rhinoceros.”The New Yiddish Rep production revisits Ionesco’s absurdist story about ordinary people seduced by fascist overtures.

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Calling All Broadway Songwriters (in High School)

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:36:12 GMT

The actor Ektor Rivera signs a Playbill for a fan in 2017. High school songwriters will have a chance to come to Broadway, too, through a new competition announced by the National Endowment for the Arts.High school composers can submit their musical theater songs for a chance to spend a weekend in workshops in New York.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:43:19 GMT

Lacy Allen and Maki Borden in Nick Robideau’s “Inanimate” at the Flea Theater.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Review: Comically Currying the Boss’s Favor in ‘Enterprise’

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:23:45 GMT

Matthew Boston and Christopher Carley are ambitious executives in “Enterprise,” by Brian Parks.This award-winning kinetic farce by Brian Parks squeezes 45 vignettes into an hour.

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Elevator Repair Service Tackles Shakespeare’s Problem Play

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:01 GMT

Scott Shepherd, a longtime member of the company Elevator Repair Service, in 2013.The experimental theater company stages the Bard’s enigmatic “Measure for Measure” at the Public Theater.

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Review: Reimagining ‘Peter Pan’ for the Lipitor Demographic

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:00:14 GMT

Daniel Jenkins, Keith Reddin, Kathleen Chalfant and Lisa Emery as grown siblings with a fondness for J.M. Barrie’s children’s classic, in “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday.”In Sarah Ruhl’s “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday,” five siblings face the loss of a parent, their own mortality and a fear of flying.

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Review: A Talent for Talentlessness in ‘Stairway to Stardom’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:33:32 GMT

Ali Castro is a member of the five-woman cast in “Stairway to Stardom.”This experimental show casts a deadpan eye on a kitschy 1980s public-access cult phenomenon.

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I Saw Myself in ‘Anastasia.’ And I Knew I Had to Leave Honduras.

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:52:05 GMT

Christy Altomare, center, as Anya in the musical “Anastasia.”Alienated from his surroundings, an 11-year-old boy identified with an exiled cartoon princess. Thanks to a Broadway musical, he now has gotten to know her.

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John Lithgow Will Bring a One-Man Show to Broadway

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:30:24 GMT

John Lithgow at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has a one-man show coming to Broadway.“John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” a meditation on storytelling and family, will begin Broadway previews in December.

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Review: 3 Generations Aching to Connect ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:00:15 GMT

Mary McCann and C.J. Wilson as a working-class couple in the Atlantic Theater Company production of Simon Stephens’s play.Simon Stephens’s play explores the dreams and disappointments in one working-class family.

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