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What Happens to New York Theater on April 2?

Governor Cuomo announced that indoor performance will be allowed to return at 33 percent capacity starting today. What, exactly, will that look like?
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The creators of American Utopia and What the Constitution Means to Me on the links between their filmed Broadway shows.
  1. theater
    Karen Olivo Leaves Moulin Rouge!, Citing Industry Silence on Scott Rudin“Social justice is actually more important than being the Sparkling Diamond.”
  2. theater review
    A Play Opens! In a Theater! And … It’s a Recording.Blindness is our one-eyed king.
  3. broadway
    Armie Hammer Exits Tracy Letts’s Broadway Play The MinutesThe LAPD has opened an investigation following an allegation of rape made against the actor.
  4. backstories
    What Happens to New York Theater on April 2?Governor Cuomo announced that indoor performance will be allowed to return at 33 percent capacity starting today. What, exactly, will that look like?
  5. game of thrones
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  6. broadway
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  7. shakespeare in the park
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  8. trailer mix
    Lights Up on the New In the Heights TrailerPremiering June 18.
  9. broadway
    Chita Rivera, André De Shields, Joel Grey, and More Did a Pop-Up Broadway ShowOn Friday, March 12, Broadway performers commemorated a year of the shutdown with a show called “We Will Be Back.”
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  11. musicals
    A Queen’s Gambit Musical Will Revive Chess Onstage Without Reviving ChessBut why not just revive Chess?
  12. casting call
    With Broadway Shuttered, Mandy Patinkin Joins The Good FightBecause what else is a stage icon to do these days?
  13. rent! rent! rent!
    The Highs and Lows of NYTW’s 25 Years of Rent BenefitA reunion special with extra new stars, as the 1996 musical reaches a milestone birthday.
  14. the coronavirus
    Smaller New York Performance Spaces Allowed to Open at Limited CapacityVenues would max out at 100 people indoors or 200 outdoors.
  15. theater
    Theater Is Closed, But That Hasn’t Stopped the WoostersFor the group, theater is a religion and the process is the point. Its latest: a years-in-the-making adaptation of Brecht’s The Mother.
  16. the art of ending things
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  17. streaming theater review
    Performing for Ghosts: Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye“The songs are like stars, supermassive, dense with rhyme and anger.”
  18. improv
    The Peoples Improv Theater Is Closing Its Main SpaceIt’s another loss for the New York comedy scene.
  19. in memoriam
    Please, Everyone, Read Christopher Plummer’s AutobiographyThese few bits will get you hooked.
  20. obits
    Christopher Plummer, Legendary Actor, Dead at 91One of a few to win the “Triple Crown of Acting.”
  21. it’s possible!
    The Brandy-Whitney Cinderella Is Finally Belting Onto Disney+Impossible things are happening on February 12.
  22. rip
    Actor Hal Holbrook, Who Embodied Mark Twain for Over 60 Years, Is Dead at 95From playing Deep Throat in All the President’s Men to his one-man stage show as Mark Twain, Holbrook had a substantial career.
  23. tony awards
    The Tony Awards Inch Closer to Finally Giving Aaron Tveit That TrophyBallots will go out in March, with a ceremony “in coordination with Broadway’s eventual reopening.”
  24. streaming theater review
    Bollywood Kitchen, Where the Script Is Also a RecipeA streaming innovation: Instead of getting better seats when you pay more, you get closer interaction with the star.
  25. streaming theater review
    Irish Eyes, Unsmiling: Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach Is a Three-Actor ShowcaseStreaming from Dublin.
  26. inauguration day
    See How Many Broadway Stars You Can Name in the Celebrating America PerformanceThe Broadway community virtually came together to sing “Seasons of Love” and “Let the Sunshine In” at the event.
  27. theater review
    It’s Theater-Festival Season, in a Year When Everything’s Avant-Garde AnywayThe January of the Weird has arrived.
  28. broadway
    Broadway’s Mean Girls Musical Will Not Return After the PandemicThe production is still set for a movie adaptation.
  29. extremely online
    The Rats Hidden Under All Our Hats Helped Ratatouille Musical Raise Over $1MProceeds from the TikTok musical will go to the Actors Fund.
  30. streaming theater
    How Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Came to Be (and Yes, Disney’s Okay With It)A benefit for the Actors Fund brought everyone together.
  31. theater
    Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Cooks Up a Cast of Broadway Heavy-HittersTituss Burgess and Andrew Barth Feldman will star.
  32. improv
    Upright Citizens Brigade Closes Sunset Theater in Los AngelesThe organization says it’s “still working to maintain our Franklin space” as the pandemic drags on.
  33. obits
    Rebecca Luker, Three-Time Tony Nominee, Dead at 59She had previously announced an ALS diagnosis in February.
  34. best of 2020
    The 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020Our favorite live, streamed, Zoomed, and Sims’d plays from Joshua William Gelb, Natalie Palamides, Eboni Booth, and more.
  35. the industry
    Here’s How the New Stimulus Package Will Affect the Entertainment IndustryBreaking down the aid for venues, higher piracy punishments, and new Smithsonian museums.
  36. theater review
    The Holidays Are a Drag: Taylor Mac and Joshua William Gelb Dress for ItReviews of Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce: Pandemic!, and Joshua William Gelb in Heather Christian’s I Am Sending You the Sacred Face.
  37. obits
    Ann Reinking, Chicago Star and Tony-Winning Choreographer, Is Dead at 71The late actress and dancer played Roxie Hart in both the original Broadway production, and its long-running revival.
  38. unruly heart
    The Prom Isn’t the Gift to Queer Teens It Thinks It IsThe Netflix version is a straight person’s imagining of a gay love story for a straight audience … made by a gay person? Make it make sense.
  39. institutions
    The Artists vs. the Flea: ‘We Will Burn It All Down’The downtown theater company is in crisis.
  40. live tv
    Is It Still Broadway If It’s Hosted by Tina Fey and Aired on NBC?Let’s discuss that Best of Broadway special.
  41. looking respectfully
    Anthony Ramos Gives Twitter the Gift of His Self Tape for CatsOh, what could have been.
  42. zazz?
    Nicole Kidman Seen Recklessly Giving It Some Zazz in The PromShe’s dreamed a little dream of a Fosse number.
  43. how-to
    Circle Jerk’s Recipe for a Viral Theater Hit“If it gets screwed up, that’s part of the energy.”
  44. what?
    Well, Here’s Meryl Streep Rapping on a New Song From The Prom“If somebody starts in with new drama, just go high like Michelle Obama.”
  45. dance
    Ballet Dancers Get Their Nutcracker Fix UpstateBalletCollective to put on an immersive performance in a mansion.
  46. theater review
    The Best Online Staging of Chekhov’s The Seagull Is in The Sims. Really.“We were giddy.”
  47. broadway
    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Will Have Some Broadway Performances After AllIn pretaped, socially distanced form.
  48. q&a
    Jeremy O. Harris Is Spending HBO’s Money on Producing PlaysOn streaming productions like ‘Circle Jerk’: “Look, this is doable … We don’t actually have to sit around watching Zoom for the rest of our lives.”
  49. australia
    Nicole Kidman Loves Television So Much She’s Making Another ShowThings I Know to Be True is based on a stage play of the same name.
  50. chat room
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