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A Chat with Playwright E. Dale Smith on FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS)

E. Dale Smith is a true theatre lover. The New Jerseyan playwright has had works produced around the country and is now back in New York with Fruma-Sarah (Waiting In The Wings), a comedic look at an aging community theater star waiting for her big entrance in Fiddler on the Roof.

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July 23, 2021

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Grace McLean, Michael R. Jackson and More to Perform in Concert-Cabaret Series for Lincoln Center's RESTART STAGES

Lincoln Center Theater will inaugurate its concert/cabaret series as part of Restart Stages, Lincoln Center’s initiative to bring back the performing arts to New York, this week when it presents Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in his new concert Out with the Old, In with the New beginning this Wednesday, July 21 through Friday, July 23 at 8pm at the Restart Stage at Damrosch Park. LCT’s concert/cabaret series will continue the week of August 15 with LCT Summersongs, intimate performances at the Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza, which will feature Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr., the married composing and performing couple The Bengsons, singer-songwriter-playwright Grace McLean and her band Grace McLean & Them Apples, and Michael R. Jackson, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of A Strange Loop.

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July 19, 2021

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MERRY WIVES in The Park Cancels Performances due to Positive COVID Test

According to The Public Theater’s Twitter account and notice online, earlier today a member of the production of Merry Wives from Shakespeare in the Park tested positive for Covid-19.

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July 21, 2021

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SPEAKEASY is Sexy Fun in Times Square — Review

As you descend the stairs into Bond 45’s cellar, you are immediately handed a rather delicious craft cocktail (the first of five) and shown to your seats for an unforgettable evening of burlesque and belting at Speakeasy: Times Square

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July 18, 2021

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FRUMA-SARAH Ready For Her Close-Up — Review

In E. Dale Smith’s new one-act play Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings), Jackie Hoffman stars as Ariana Russo, an embittered actor playing the ghost Fruma-Sarah in a community theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof.

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July 15, 2021

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New York City Center Announces 2021-22 Season

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced a full calendar of programming for the 2021 – 2022 season, reopening the landmark theater to the public in October 2021.

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July 13, 2021

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Playbill’s GLIMMER OF LIGHT celebrates Pride, Hope, and Community

Last Thursday, Playbill held their first-ever concert in celebration of Pride month, Glimmer of Light. The event was also one of the first large gatherings associated with the return of New York City’s theatre industry since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago.

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June 24, 2021

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CO/LAB Turns 10...And Is Only Getting Started

The New York City-based organization dedicated to providing individuals with developmental disabilities a space in the theatre arts celebrated its 10th anniversary with a virtual festival and benefit. The 10th anniversary celebrations focused on honoring CO/LAB’s past and present accomplishments as well as looking into the future.

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June 23, 2021

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Alex Birsh Talks GLIMMER OF LIGHT, Live Concert at Radial Park

New York is all abuzz with Pride festivities this June. We sat down with Alex Birsh, Vice President and COO of Playbill, to talk about their first live, in-person production at Radial Park.

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Zack Reiser

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June 8, 2021

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Advocate Change at The MARCH ON BROADWAY

Earlier today, hundreds took to the streets of New York to demand accountability within the theatre industry. Organized by Courtney Daniels and Nattalyee Randall, the march advocated for change and greater protection from Actor’s Equity as well as to protest producer Scott Rudin’s actions and call for his removal from the Broadway League.

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April 22, 2021

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PHOTOS: Get An Inside Peak At THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP

Get an inside look at the new Drama Book Shop which opens to the public June 10 in New York City.

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June 8, 2021

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THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP is Reopening! Thomas Kail and David Korins Chat The Importance of This New York Landmark

The Drama Book Shop—a storied purveyor of scripts and other theatre-related products—will open its doors in a new location on West 39th Street. Owners Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, lead producer Jeffrey Seller, and theatre-owner James L. Nederlander are excited to share it with New York once more.

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June 8, 2021

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, and More on THE BROADWAY CRUISE

The Broadway Cruise is pleased to welcome Kristin Chenoweth to the all-star line-up, performing a concert and doing a Q&A talk back during a stop in Norfolk. Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, a roundtrip cruise from NYC to Bermuda, April 9-14, 2022. 

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Zack Reiser

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June 8, 2021

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Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Live on October 3

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will return - in person - on Sunday, October 3, 2021, as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will once again take to the streets of New York City’s Theater District.

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June 3, 2021

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Immersive PERSOU In Chelsea Leaves Room For More — Review

"Persou" is currently running at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea until June 12th.

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June 3, 2021

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The Public Theater Extends Shakespeare In the Park MERRY WIVES

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

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Zack Reiser

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June 3, 2021

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Vincent Van Gogh’s Vision Prevails Through the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Pier 36

As New York City enters its long anticipated reopening phase, it seems fitting that the first large-scale art attraction to welcome visitors is the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Pier 36 in Manhattan. 

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June 2, 2021

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kahyum Kim, Brandon J. Ellis, and More Join Cast of SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Today, Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live announced casting for Seven Deadly Sins, the sexy and adventurous outdoor theatrical experience, coming to New York City’s Meatpacking District.

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Zack Reiser

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June 1, 2021

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TodayTix Originals Brings Back BROADWAY AT TAVERN Featuring Concerts from Ariana DeBose, Shoshana Bean

TodayTix Originals is bringing Broadway back to Tavern on the Green with Broadway at Tavern, a special series of live concerts from stars of the New York stage under the stars at New York’s most iconic eatery. Safely reuniting Broadway’s best artists with audiences, this exclusive TodayTix Originals concert series will launch on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30pm ET with a one-night-only performance by original Hamilton cast member and star of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose, followed by performances on Tuesday, June 8 & Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30pm ET by Broadway star and recording artist, Shoshana Bean.

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May 13, 2021

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Rock-Baroque Farce MY CYRANO To Play Two Nights at West Park

New Wave Arts in association with Salon Z announced today the latest installation in their “Inspired by Baroque” Series, a two-night-only premiere of My Cyrano, an improvisation featuring extracts from Edmond Rostand’s classic heroic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac and extracts from the poem “My Cyrano” by Tanya Lebedinskaya.

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May 10, 2021

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David Korins Joins Team of IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH, Premieres June 10 at New York's Pier 36

Immersive Van Gogh, the highly-anticipated art installation, today announced via a virtual press conference that it will open June 10 at Pier 36 (299 South St.) a 70,000-square-foot facility located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with views of the East River, the Brooklyn skyline and the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. Recently announced Creative Director New York David Korins, the award-winning designer of numerous Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, also released additional details about his plans for the exhibit. Scheduled to open on June 10, a new block of tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The initial block of tickets sold out.

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April 27, 2021

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Critically Acclaimed Immersive THE GREAT GATSBY to Make US Debut This Fall

Immersive Everywhere’s critically acclaimed immersive production of The Great Gatsby, created and directed by Alexander Wright, will make its American debut this Fall in New York City. Venue and casting to be announced at a later date.

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April 20, 2021

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Charity Angel Dawson, F. Michael Haynie, Brian Charles Johnson to Lead Broadway at the Drive-In's THE BLUES BROTHERS at Radial Park

Radial Park Founder and CEO Jeremy Shepard (Stark Production Group), along with producing partner Marco Shalma (Round Seven Media), today announced the cast for this Spring’s iconic, blockbuster, fan-favorite film, The Blues Brothers, the latest “Broadway at the Drive-In” cinemersive experience at Radial Park as it continues its residency at Halletts Point Play, graciously provided by the Durst Organization.

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April 20, 2021

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Producer Scott Rudin Apologizes for Pain He Has Caused, Will Step Back From Theatrical Productions

“Much has been written about my history of troubling interactions with colleagues, and I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior caused to individuals, directly and indirectly,” wrote Scott Rudin in a statement.

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Kobi Kassal

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April 17, 2021

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SHADOW/LAND a Stunning First Entry in Public’s ‘Katrina Cycle’ — Review

Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s play shadow/land, presented as an audio production for the Public Theater, is a tremendous new work. As the first installment of an epic 10-play ‘Katrina cycle,’ it signals the beginning of what promises to be a staggering achievement in theatre which concerns itself with race, ecology, queer feminism, and human displacement.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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April 16, 2021

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FRAGMENTS, A LIVE AUDIO STORY Returns for 12 Performances in May

The performance art piece Fragments, a live audio story will return this spring, playing three successive weekends in May. Featuring a stunning array of live dance, video projections, original composition, and a timeless story, Fragments has been adapted in accordance with current New York State health guidelines.

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April 9, 2021

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Billy Porter, Kelli O’Hara, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and More Announced For MCC’s MISCAST21

MCC Theater has announced part of the lineup for their upcoming Miscast 21, which will premiere on Saturday, May 16, 2021 on the theater’s YouTube channel.

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Kobi Kassal

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April 5, 2021

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Tony Award-Nominee Montego Glover and Quentin Earl Darrington to Lead BEYOND THE VEIL for Resounding

Resounding, the immersive-audio entertainment company, announced today casting for the world premiere live outdoor performance and simulcast of Beyond the Veil, an original ghost thriller by Steve Wargo, as part of the month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.

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Zack Reiser

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March 29, 2021

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ROMEO Y JULIETA Gets Lost in Translation at Public Theater — Review

In Romeo y Julieta, the Public Theater’s latest foray into audio plays, she proves that a rose in any other medium (and language) smells and sounds as sweet. Unfortunately, her rose is surrounded by the thorns of misguided intentions.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 18, 2021

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Amy Adams, Debbie Allen, Glenn Close, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup

A cavalcade of beloved Broadway, television and film stars have joined the roster of performers for the virtual edition of Broadway Backwards, the show where gender doesn’t matter but love does. The stream premieres at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

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March 18, 2021

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BLINDNESS To Begin Performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre on April 2

Producer Daryl Roth is thrilled to announce that Blindness, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel written by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Walter Meierjohann, will begin performances on Friday, April 2 at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street at Union Square East) as one of the first performing arts events to open in New York City.

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Zack Reiser

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March 8, 2021

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THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT To Be Developed As A Musical

Level Forward, the story-driven, impact-minded entertainment company, has acquired the theatrical stage rights to Walter Tevis’ The Queen's Gambit, and is developing the novel as a musical.

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Zack Reiser

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March 7, 2021

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LCT Spotlight Series Continues with LOOKING BACK AT CONTACT

Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a free program of digital events, featuring LCT artists in performance, conversation and more, will continue on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm with “Looking Back at CONTACT,” LCT’s 2000 award-winning musical.

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Zack Reiser

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March 3, 2021

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NY POPSUP Flexible Venues to Open, Including Select Broadway Theaters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the long-awaited return of live indoor performance across New York State will commence April 2, 2021 with the reopening of a significant number of Flexible Venues (“Flex Venues”) as part of an ongoing systematic effort to help jumpstart New York’s struggling live entertainment sector.

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Zack Reiser

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March 2, 2021

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Governor Cuomo Announces "NY PopsUp" Festival Across New York

NY PopsUp, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances (many of which are free of charge and all open to the public) that will intersect with the daily lives of New Yorkers, has been announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

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February 7, 2021

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Andrew Barth Feldman Joins Joey Contreras on New Single “Me and Mr. Popularity”

Composer-lyricist Joey Contreras has released his single “Me and Mr. Popularity” that features Dear Evan Hansen star Andrew Barth Feldman. The song is the first single off of his upcoming album, In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights) and can be found on digital streaming platforms, with a music video release on YouTube. The album is expected to be released later this year.

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Zack Reiser

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February 2, 2021

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Scott Siegel's NIGHTCLUB NEW YORK Brings the Cabaret To Your Home

Scott Siegel, the producer behind the “Broadway by the Year” and “11 O’Clock” cabaret series in New York, has taken a turn towards the digital. His latest venture, a paid subscription service called “Nightclub New York,” streams select archival performances by dozens of singers taken from his past nightclub productions.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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January 31, 2021

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MCC To Re-Air Virtual Benefit Reading of BEIRUT Starring Marisa Tomei and Oscar Isaac

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today that they will re-air the benefit reading of Alan Bowne’s Beirut that took place this past April.

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Zack Reiser

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January 18, 2021

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LCT Spotlight Series Continues with LOOKING BACK AT THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT Spotlight Series, a free program of digital events, featuring LCT artists in performance, conversation and more, will continue on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm with “Looking Back at THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA,” LCT’s 2005 award winning musical.

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Zack Reiser

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January 13, 2021

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Under The Radar Festival's A THOUSAND WAYS is an Incredible Exercise in Intimacy — Review

The production, part of The Public Theater’s 2021 Under the Radar Festival, reveals little to its two audience members before it begins. I was told to call a number at a certain time, where I would find a stranger on the other end.

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January 9, 2021

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LCT Spotlight Series Resumes with TURNING THE PAGE

The LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, Lincoln Center Theater’s free program of digital events which features LCT artists in performance, conversation and more, resumes on Thursday, January 14th at 8pm with TURNING THE PAGE: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose.

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Zack Reiser

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January 5, 2021

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Virtual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off Today

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 17th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, today Wednesday, January 6.

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January 5, 2021

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Rebecca Luker, Star of Broadway’s SECRET GARDEN, Dies at 59

After revealing her ALS diagnosis this past February, Luker tirelessly advocated for the over 30,000 Americans living with ALS, taking part in fundraisers benefiting new drug treatments, and urging fans and followers to write their legislators to increase funding for these therapies.

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December 22, 2020

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Tony-Award Winner Ann Reinking Dies at 71

Tony Award-winning actress, dancer, and choreographer Ann Reinking died on Saturday night at age 71.

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December 13, 2020

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The Flea Theater Made An Announcement...and Twitter Exploded

After announcing the theater would be suspending programs, users took to Twitter to announce their displeasure.

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

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Jeremy O. Harris and New York Theatre Workshop Announce Two $50,000 Commissions For New Theatrical Work

Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris and New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) have announced the inaugural Golden & Ruth Harris Commission, which offers two $50,000 commissions for a new theatrical work, allowing the recipients to “dream expansively and extensively about a theatrical creation while working to relieve them in part from the need to seek other income over the course of the commissioning year.”

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December 3, 2020

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Telly Leung and Storm Lever to Star in Resounding’s Live Audio Adaptation of “The Nutcracker” This December

The cast is set for Resounding’s immersive audio production of The Fantastical Tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King performed live for four performances only December 17th-19th. 

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Kobi Kassal

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December 1, 2020

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Broadway's Michael Arden Wants to Create "Socially Distant" Theatre

Michael Arden, the two-time Tony Award nominated director and actor, is using his COVID-19 self-isolation as an opportunity to devise a “socially distant” piece of immersive theatre in Philmont, New York

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Juan A. Ramirez

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May 26, 2020

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