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Theater to Stream: ‘Assassins’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Theater to Stream: ‘Assassins’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Theater to Stream: ‘Assassins’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Theater to Stream: ‘Assassins’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ In March of last year, Classic Stage Company announced that its revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins” was postponed. “The production was to begin performances on April 2,” the email said. “C.S.C. intends to resume rehearsals and present ‘Assassins’ in the coming months.” …

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Poems! Songs! Demands! It’s Not Theater, but It’s … Something

Poems! Songs! Demands! It’s Not Theater, but It’s … Something

Poems! Songs! Demands! It’s Not Theater, but It’s … Something Poems! Songs! Demands! It’s Not Theater, but It’s … Something Dozens of French theater workers walk into a room and occupy it. What happens next? A month later, not nearly as many performances as you might expect. Since early March, the performing arts sector has been in the grip of …

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Setting the Stage Once Again for Shakespeare, and Live Theater

Setting the Stage Once Again for Shakespeare, and Live Theater

Setting the Stage Once Again for Shakespeare, and Live Theater Setting the Stage Once Again for Shakespeare, and Live Theater LONDON — Shakespeare is coming back, and I can’t be the only person who has missed him. There are signs of renewed activity at Shakespeare’s Globe, and talk of at least one star-studded production that is, after many delays, scheduled …

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Arthur Kopit, Whose ‘Oh Dad’ Shook Up the Theater, Dies at 83

Arthur Kopit, Whose ‘Oh Dad’ Shook Up the Theater, Dies at 83

Arthur Kopit, Whose ‘Oh Dad’ Shook Up the Theater, Dies at 83 Arthur Kopit, Whose ‘Oh Dad’ Shook Up the Theater, Dies at 83 Arthur Kopit, the avant-garde playwright who thrust Off Broadway into a new era with the absurdist satirical farce “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad” and earned Tony …

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Coming to Broadway: Vaccinations for New York’s Theater Workers

Coming to Broadway: Vaccinations for New York’s Theater Workers

Coming to Broadway: Vaccinations for New York’s Theater Workers Coming to Broadway: Vaccinations for New York’s Theater Workers Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that the city plans to create a coronavirus vaccination site on Broadway that will be reserved for theater industry workers, promising to dedicate city resources to help Broadway theaters reopen for live performances in the …

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Theater Review: ‘Polis/Reset’ at the Volksbühne in Berlin

Theater Review: ‘Polis/Reset’ at the Volksbühne in Berlin

Theater Review: ‘Polis/Reset’ at the Volksbühne in Berlin Theater Review: ‘Polis/Reset’ at the Volksbühne in Berlin Sing, o muses of the house of unceasing calamities! Over the past three years, the drama behind the scenes at the Volksbühne in Berlin has surpassed any onstage. To say that the company has struggled would be putting it mildly: Depending on your point …

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Should the American Theater Take French Lessons?

Should the American Theater Take French Lessons?

Should the American Theater Take French Lessons? Should the American Theater Take French Lessons? Behind the statistics is an abiding strain of prejudice, dating back to the Puritan settlement, that sees cultural work, especially stage acting, as a species of child’s play or worse. In “An Essay on the Stage,” Timothy Dwight IV, a Yale president in the early 19th …

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Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats

Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats

Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats LONDON — I’ll say this for the pandemic: It’s brought acting talent together — and into your living room — in ways that might not have seemed possible previously. That sense was probably shared by many on a …

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Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90

Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90

Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90 Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90 He also began developing as a playwright. In 1965, an Off-Broadway double-bill production of his satirical one-act comedies “Happy Ending” and “Day of Absence” became a hit, bringing him a Drama Desk Award for outstanding new playwright. Surviving a transit …

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Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant

Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant

Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant ATHENS — The Greek police on Saturday evening arrested the former artistic director of the country’s prestigious National Theater, who has been the target of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment that have buffeted the Greek arts world …

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