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Fall for Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway Guides. Wells Fargo Anti-Arts Ad. Week in New York Theater

The first shows of the New York theater season actually opened months ago — one has already closed — but now’s the time theatergoers pay attention. So here is my

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Broadway 2016-2017 Preview Guide

(Below see the list of complete casts of several of the shows, which were announced right before Labor Day.)

and my

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Off-Broadway Fall 2016 Guide

 

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Black/Light

 

and — in order to include Off-Off Broadway — my list of September openings.

 

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Try your hand at the August 2016 New York theater Quiz

 

Week in New York Theater Reviews

Jose Llana, Nicki M. James, some of the 200 other cast members, and lots of pink umbrellas in the Public Works' Twelfth Night.

Jose Llana, Nicki M. James, some of the 200 other cast members, and lots of pink umbrellas in the Public Works’ Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night

 

Week in New York Theater News

Complete casts announced for:

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, Raffi Barsoumian, Ora Jones

Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber, Raffi Barsoumian, Ora Jones

Les Liaisons Dangereuse. the play opens October 30th.

Janet McTeer as La Marquise de Merteuil, Liev Schreiber as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Madame de Tourvel, Raffi Barsoumian as Le Chevalier Danceny, Ora Jones as Madame de Volanges, Elena Kampouris as Cécile Volanges, Katrina Cunningham as Émilie, Josh Salt as Azolan, Joy Franz as Victoire, David Patterson as Major-domo, Laura Sudduth as Julie and Mary Beth Peil as Madame de Rosemonde.

 

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. The musical opens November 14th.

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Denée Benton as Natasha, Josh Groban as Pierre, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary, Nicholas Belton as Bolkonsy and Andrey, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov
Amber Gray as Helene, Grace McLean as Marya D, Paul Pinto as Balaga, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall,
Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Nick Gaswirth, Billy Joe Kiessling, Azudi Onyejekwe,Pearl Rhein,
Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey,Lauren Zakrin

 

A Bronx Tale. The musical opens December 1.

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Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Nick Cordero as Sonny, Ariana DeBose as Jane, Lucia Giannetta
as Rosina, Bradley Gibson as Tyrone, Bobby Conte Thornton as Calogero, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Joe Barbara, Michael Barra, Jonathan Brody, Ted Brunetti, Brittany Conigatti, Kaleigh Cronin, Trista Dollison, David Michael Garry, Rory Max Kaplan, Dominic Nolfi, Christiani Pitts, Paul Salvatoriello, Joseph J. Simeone, Joey Sorge, Cary Tedder, Kirstin Tucker. Swings: Michelle Aravena, Gerald Caesar, Charlie Marcus, Wonu Ogunfowora and Keith White

 

A stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge is in the works. Don’t know where or when

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The New York Times is killing regional arts coverage

 

 

Wells Fargo antiarts ad

(A far cry from:

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
Oh please let it be for me!
O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
` from The Wells Fargo Wagon in The Music Man)

Closed:

Alexander Sharp as Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time literally climbs up the wall, which then turns into an escalator. He is on his own in a London train station, and the moment works on several levels, helping us to feel his disorientation, while thrilling us with the stage craft.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, after two years

Ramin Karimloo in Les Miserables

Ramin Karimloo in Les Miserables

Les Miserables, after two and a half years

Fun Home with Gabriella Pizzolo and Michael Cerveris

Fun Home with Gabriella Pizzolo and Michael Cerveris

Closing next Sunday: Fun Home

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Fringe Encore Series, presenting once again in September and October the most popular shows from the Fringe festivals in New York and Edinburgh.

Fringe NYC Overall Excellence Awards

 

A.R.T./NEW YORK has created  two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street, designed by architect Toshiko Mori, and chosen 21 nonprofit companies for the inaugural 2017-18 season: Amas Musical Theatre, Broken Box Mime Theater, Buran Theatre, The Civilians, Dramatic Question Theatre, Houses on the Moon Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Movement Theatre Company, NAATCO, New Georges, New York City Children’s Theater, New York Neo-Futurists, One Year Lease Theater Company, Pioneers Go East Collective, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Play Company, Project Y Theatre Company, Prospect Theater Company, Target Margin Theater, Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Transport Group Theatre Company.

 

Eight ways to get tickets to Hamilton (three of them cheaply)

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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