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New Yorkers Rally in Support of the Belarus Free Theater

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Yorkers, Belarussians and representatives gathered in support of a small, underground theater company called the Belarus Free Theater on Wednesday.

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Broadway Marquees Dimmed in Honor of Ellen Stewart and Romulus Linney

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday night, as theater goers line up to get their tickets at will-call windows, the marquees of Broadway will go dark for one minute, at 8 P.M.

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Opening Night of 'Spider-Man' Delayed Till March

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have pushed the opening night of the troubled musical back again—this time to March 15 to allow the cast more time to work on the show and add a new ending.

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Ellen Stewart, Founder of La MaMa ETC, Dies At 91

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The founder of the La Mama etc has died. Ellen Stewart passed away early this morning, according to the theater company that she founded in 1961.

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New Study Shows Touring Shows Big Business for Broadway

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Great White Way is making almost $1 billion...outside New York City.

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Injured Stunt Man Says He Will Fly Again In 'Spider-Man'

Sunday, January 09, 2011

The stunt man injured during a December performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" attended Friday night's show at Foxwoods Theater. Christopher Tierney bounded up to the theater's entrance and told the media, ticket holders and fans that he hoped to be flying in "Spider-Man" again soon.

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Despite Blizzard, Broadway Has Biggest Week Ever

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Now that the snow has melted and the numbers are in, it turns out that Broadway did well during last week's blizzard.

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Arts Highlights 2011: New York Critics, Writers Weigh In

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

We asked some of our favorite culture vultures to weigh in on what to expect in the coming year in the arts. Here's what they said.

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'Spider-Man' Producers Implement New Safety Controls

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" canceled Wednesday night's performance following an incident on Monday night. The most expensive musical in Broadway history--$65 million--has been plagued by cast injuries and production delays.

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Three to See: Catch These Broadway Plays Before They Close

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

When it comes to spectacle, the scale and scope of Broadway is nearly impossible to match. Here are three plays to see before the curtain comes down for the last time just after the New Year.

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Retro and Traditional Nutcrackers Take the Brooklyn Stage

Friday, December 17, 2010

Two very different adaptations of E.T.A. Hoffman's novelette are being performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month. Through Sunday, the Mark Morris Dance Group brings its "The Hard Nut" back after an eight-year absence. Then Alexei Ratmansky's "Nutcracker" with the American Ballet Theater takes the stage.

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'Spider-Man' Delayed Again Due to Injuries and Creative Changes

Friday, December 17, 2010

The opening night for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been pushed back again, this time from January 11th to February 7th.

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NYC Burlesque Artists on 'Burlesque'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Burlesque," which was directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher and Christina Aquilera, has grossed over $30 million since it opened over Thanksgiving weekend, even as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 37 percent "rotten" tomato rating. We asked several mistresses of tease to weigh in on the film that's selling the glamor of their dancing on the silver screen.

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Unicorns and Fishbowls: Professional Actors Perform Kids' Plays at the 52nd St. Project

Thursday, December 09, 2010

This weekend, the 30-year old non-profit will put on 10 plays written by kids and performed by big-name actors like Lili Taylor and Frances McDormand.

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Catch This Before It Closes: The Scottsboro Boys

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A trip to the Lyceum Theater on W. 45th Street before December 12th will give you a brush with history.

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Pakistani-American Theater Company 'Parwaz Playhouse' Emerges

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Just over a year old, Parwaz Playhouse bills itself as the first major Pakistani-American theater company in the U.S. Currently, eight first- and second-generation Pakistani–American actors, playwrights and directors make up the company.

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Madison Square Garden's Circus Goes...Out of Town

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

For the first time since 1919, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus won't be coming to town in the spring.

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Three to See: Catch These Plays Closing This Week

Thursday, December 02, 2010

If you've got some down time this weekend, these three plays are a sure bet to escape the season of hectic holiday hyperspeed.

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New York Dance Companies Merge

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Bill T. Jones, co-founder, artistic director and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones-Arnie Zane Dance Company, discusses the merger.

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A Panda Bear Punching Bag Comes to Brooklyn

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a rough week at work? Did your significant other do you wrong? Has your cat run away or head to that big farmhouse in the sky? Well, for the next 24 hours you can call someone in Brooklyn who cares. For a penny, Performance Artist Nate Hill will take a punch in the belly while dressed as a cute, adorable, 6'3" wide-eyed panda bear. Until Saturday night, you can even set up a house call to vent at a time best suited to your schedule.

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