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Of Beards and Bubonic Plague: German Village Prays for a (2nd) Miracle

Of Beards and Bubonic Plague: German Village Prays for a (2nd) Miracle

Only the beards remain: Both village hairdressers are shut because of the coronavirus. “If you didn’t know this was Oberammergau,…
Marie’s Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests

Marie’s Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests

“If you don’t collaborate here, it’s a problem,” Taylor said, adding that he instructs doormen to tell new customers that…
Gerald Freedman, Prolific Stage Director, Dies at 92

Gerald Freedman, Prolific Stage Director, Dies at 92

“On Friday nights I could do two Jewish services at different temples,” he said in an interview for “The School…
Making Art During a Pandemic: Theaters Seek and Share Mini-Plays

Making Art During a Pandemic: Theaters Seek and Share Mini-Plays

They took their new jobs less than two years ago: a diverse group of ambitious arts administrators eager to see…
Has Your Dystopian Play Come in Handy?

Has Your Dystopian Play Come in Handy?

In many cities, the threat of the novel coronavirus and the efforts to slow its spread have altered daily life…
Turn the Living Room into a Stage: Read Plays Out Loud

Turn the Living Room into a Stage: Read Plays Out Loud

Remember that plays — even those lofty classics that show up on college reading lists — are meant to be…
Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69

Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69

Mark Blum, an Obie Award-winning New York stage and screen actor whose roles ranged from highly flawed husbands to overconfident…
One Work of Dance, Theater and More to Experience This Weekend

One Work of Dance, Theater and More to Experience This Weekend

CLASSICAL MUSIC Experimental and Luminous The saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell is best known as a founding member of the…
Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater

Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater

Julia Miles, who dedicated her career to ensuring that women playwrights and directors had a stage of their own, died…
To Help Performers in Need, Funky Videos at Your Fingertips

To Help Performers in Need, Funky Videos at Your Fingertips

Since the coronavirus crisis started, artists have posted songs, speeches and even Shakespeare sonnets online to cheer people up, while…
James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91

James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91

James V. Hatch, a historian of black theater who, with his wife, the artist and filmmaker Camille Billops, created a…
Broadway, Shuttered by Pandemic, Reaches Short-Term Pay Deal

Broadway, Shuttered by Pandemic, Reaches Short-Term Pay Deal

The agreement announced Friday between the unions and the Broadway League affects people working on 30 commercial shows that were…
We’re Stuck at Home, but Let’s Still Be Cultured

We’re Stuck at Home, but Let’s Still Be Cultured

I’m not in a “La La Land” kind of mood. These strange times call for real life, so I found…
No Theater? No Problem. Plays and Musicals Switch to Streaming.

No Theater? No Problem. Plays and Musicals Switch to Streaming.

Shows and special programs are announcing streaming plans daily. The Alley Theater in Houston will make its production of “1984”…
London’s Cultural Landmarks Shutter Amid Coronavirus Threat

London’s Cultural Landmarks Shutter Amid Coronavirus Threat

Claire Parker, 27, came to the Shaftesbury to see “& Juliet” for the 17th time. “I’m devastated,” she said. “Some…
Broadway Is Closed, but London’s Theaters Carry On

Broadway Is Closed, but London’s Theaters Carry On

The society had issued guidance to its members to limit contact between staff and audience members, such as at stage…
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