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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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Based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton


Video Roundup: It's About to Get Freaky! Meet the Company of FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. The production will star Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten) as Katherine Blake and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) as Ellie Blake, as well as Jason Gotay(Broadway's Bring It On The Musical) as Adam and Alan H Green (Broadway's School of Rock) as Mike. (more...)

Kurt Weill Foundation Names Jonathon Heyward 2016-17 Conducting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Kurt Weill Foundation has announced the appointment of Jonathon Heyward as the recipient of the 2016-2017 Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellowship. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford and Charles Busch to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Feinstein's/54 Below as two of our most popular stars return to help usher in the new year! December 31, 2016 will have a very special lineup. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season on Wednesday, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Soundstreams Presents MUSIC OF THE RAINBOW NATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Soundstreams continues its 34th season with Music of the Rainbow Nation. The evening explores Canadian and South African cultural identity featuring celebrated actors Kim Sanssoucie and Batsile Ramasodi, Juno award-winning vocalist Lorraine Klassen, The Rainbow Chorus, rising opera-star Justin Hopkins, and a brilliant percussion ensemble led by Ryan Scott. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Award-winning DEAD YELLOW SANDS for the Baxter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following its critical acclaim and sold out performances on the main programme of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival earlier this year, Graham Weir's double Fleur du Cap Theatre Award-winning DEAD YELLOW SANDS comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio stage for a limited season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Heidi Blickenstaff Debuts Song from FREAKY FRIDAY in Latest Preview
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a premiere musical number from the show, starring Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Tony Winner Patina Miller to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' 'Madam Secretary,' PBS' 'Mercy Street,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' Pippin on Broadway), will bring An Evening with Patina to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Today, October 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 16 (3 p.m.) (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  LIFT EVERY VOICE, conceived and curated by Kahane to explore themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation and creativity along with the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace, was inspired by the lives of human and civil rights champions Rabbi Joachim Prinz, composer Kurt Weill and Martin Luther King, Jr.  The series is a signature part of Kahane's 20th and final LACO season, which features programming that reflects his far-reaching impact, broad musical sensibilities, distinctive philosophical interests and tremendous artistic passion.  Among LIFT EVERY VOICE's highlights are the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of Weill's profound anti- apartheid musical Lost in the Stars, directed by Anne Bogart, and Weill/Brecht's satirical The Seven Deadly Sins with chanteuse Storm Large, both provocative works addressing weighty moral issues; violinist Daniel Hope featured on the U.S. premiere of Weill's Song-Suite For Violin and Orchestra arranged by Paul Bateman; the West Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Violin Concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent”; a joint performance with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA); and symposiums a chamber music program and film screenings.  (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and More
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 2, 2016

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and the 2016 season of the Boston Pops (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces its 2016-17 season, its final under the leadership of esteemed Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down at the end of the season, concluding an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra's artistic helm, the longest in LACO history. The sweeping and deeply personal season commemorates Kahane's remarkable legacy, spotlights his exceptional rapport with the Orchestra and features some of the world's leading musicians. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin Today at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

2016 MAC Awards Ceremony Set for BB King's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presents the 30th Annual MAC Awards tonight, March 29, 2016, at 7:30pm, at BB King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

Tony Winner Patina Miller to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' 'Madam Secretary,' PBS' 'Mercy Street,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' Pippin on Broadway), will bring An Evening with Patina to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 16 (3 p.m.) (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LOST IN THE STARS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presents the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of Lost in the Stars Kurt Weill's powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid-era South Africa, on Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, and Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto & More More Attend STAR TREK BEYOND Premiere in China
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin join pop star Jason Zhang, winner of China's version of American Idol, striking the classic Vulcan signal to “live long and prosper” at a red carpet event for STAR TREK BEYOND in Beijing (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Will Van Dyke & Allison Seidner to Bring A BEER AND A SONG to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Songwriter Will Van Dyke and cellist Allison Seidner are set to perform an evening of original music entitled 'A Beer And A Song' at The Duplex on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

NY Phil's Young People's Concerts Continue with ONCE UPON A TIME: STORY AND SONG, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2015-16 season's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will conclude on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with 'Story and Song,' the final program in this season's series, Once Upon a Time, which explores music inspired by stories, poems, and legends. The concert will include selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn and selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, performed by The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens; Rossini's William Tell Overture; a selection from Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection; and a selection from Copland's Appalachian Spring. Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis will lead the performance; Vice President, Education, Theodore Wiprud will host. (more...)

Review Roundup: Anne Washburn's ANTLIA PNEUMATICA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2016

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of ANTLIA PNEUMATICA, a new play by Anne Washburn, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, officially opens tonight, April 4, at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 24. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel & More Coming to McCarter Theatre Center in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is pleased to announce an eclectic mix of presented programming in the month of May. In addition to the previously announced concerts by Amos Lee, Dark Star Orchestra, and Todd Rundgren, McCarter Theatre Center will also be hosting performances from Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel, the rescheduled concert by bass-baritone Eric Owens, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. (more...)

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