Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd
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Cast members from the hit musical “Hamilton” drew crowds as they registered people to vote.


City’s only theater for the disabled takes on a new challenge

City's only theater for the disabled takes on a new challenge
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Theater Breaking Through Barrier’s new production, The Granduncle Quadrilogy, is more physically challenging for its cast members than its traditional repertoire. The group has just brought the play to Croatia.


Midtown Traditions

Midtown Traditions
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Midtown West is rich in holiday tradition. Here is the Gazette’s wide-ranging list of offerings.


East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway

East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway
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Living between American culture and Taiwanese culture, a new actress in off-Broadway found the contradiction not only in the character she played, but in her real life.


Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year

Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year
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Last week, the Lark Play Development Center gave seven playwrights the chance to workshop a new play in ten hours of rehearsal and one public reading. At the end, the writers walked away having heard their pieces aloud, with a stack of written audience comments.


Clinton Theater Seeks ‘Legal’ Status

Clinton Theater Seeks 'Legal' Status
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The Emerging Artists Theatre Company has been trying to lease a space on 45th St. since last February. But first, it must change the building’s decades-old certificate of occupancy.


What Ever Happened to Helen Hayes?

What Ever Happened to Helen Hayes?
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With a cornice of frowning faces, a tapestry of alternating terra cotta panels, and a 10 feet by 80 feet mural, the First Helen Hayes Theatre was truly fabulous. It was torn down in 1982 to make way for the Marriot Marquis, but remnants of it may still have a chance to live on: the […]


Where Theatre Once Stood, a Hotel Looms

Where Theatre Once Stood, a Hotel Looms
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The Marriot Marquis in Times Square is known to many as one of the largest hotels in Manhattan, but to theatre-lovers it is known as the former site of the Helen Hayes Theatre. We revisit what made the theatre special — so special, in fact, that it inspired protests when developers announced it was going to be torn down.