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2016 National Theatre Company Grants

By American Theatre Editors NEW YORK CITY: The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of the 2016 National Theatre Company Grants. The grants, which total $120,000, will be presented at a private event on Oct. 17. “I am delighted to be honoring this year’s selections for the National Theatre Company Grants, and …

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Philadelphia Orchestra Ends Its Brief Strike

Mark Makela for The New York Times  The Philadelphia sound will sound again. The Philadelphia Orchestra ended a brief strike on Sunday, two days after its musicians sent a shock wave through the classical music world by walking off the job just before a season-opening gala. The players went on strike Friday to protest …

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‘The Curious Incident,’ a Happy Second Act, in Dog Years

By MICHAEL PAULSON/ New York Times One puppy went home with the actress playing the teacher. Another is now living with the actor portraying the father. The stage manager took one, as did a hairdresser, and the parents of a publicist.  During the 24-month Broadway run of “The Curious Incident of the …

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Real Estate for the 1 Percent, With Art for the Masses

By Randy Kennedy:  New York Times, JULY 7, 2016 THE sculptor Richard Serra, a stickler about the differences between art and architecture, once described most public sculpture in urban architectural settings as “displaced, homeless, overblown objects that say, ‘We represent modern art.’” For most of the last century, residential and commercial developments in New York City tended …

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