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Coronavirus updates: Disneyland, Disney World, Broadway theaters close

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Coronavirus has spread across every continent, except Antarctica, leaving some cities empty. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19, the disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus first detected in China in December, has rapidly spread across the …

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Broadway Will Shut Down After Governor Limits Attendance

Broadway Will Shut Down After Governor Limits Attendance

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, citing public health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, on Thursday ordered an end to all gatherings of more than 500 people, forcing an unprecedented shutdown of Broadway, the heart of America’s theater industry and the economic lifeblood for many artists. Cuomo said the restriction would go …

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Broadway, Seeking to Stay Open, Suggests Stars Keep Their Distance

Broadway, Seeking to Stay Open, Suggests Stars Keep Their Distance

The scene is a staple of Broadway: After a show ends, its most ardent fans gather at the stage door, hoping for an autograph, an Instagrammable photo, or even a conversation with their favorite star. But this week, facing a widening coronavirus outbreak that threatens public health in New York …

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Bob Dylan on Broadway is a dud

Bob Dylan on Broadway is a dud

A series of unfortunate events has come to Broadway. No, not the Lemony Snicket novels, but “Girl From the North Country,” a mashup of Bob Dylan songs and abject misery. The show, which opened Thursday night, is little more than a stack of vaguely depressed persons who take breaks from …

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Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ Mess Continues as Dozens Protest Opening Night

Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ Mess Continues as Dozens Protest Opening Night

Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story revival drew a big crowd on its opening night—of both A-listers and protesters. Amar Ramasar, who plays the Sharks leader Bernardo in the new production, faced a scandal in 2018 when he was fired from and then re-hired by the New York City Ballet …

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Ivo van Hove’s ‘West Side Story’ Broadway Revival Aims to Shock, but Ends Up Lost in Time

Ivo van Hove’s ‘West Side Story’ Broadway Revival Aims to Shock, but Ends Up Lost in Time

It can be a muffling word, “classic”—as West Side Story is often described. Yes, it has been around a while, is influential, and much-loved. But it is not a “classic” as in safe object set in aspic. The original 1957 Broadway musical—a redo of Romeo and Juliet set on New …

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Radical revival is a triumph

Radical revival is a triumph

It feels pretty . . . different. A galvanizing new revival of “West Side Story” opened Thursday night on Broadway, minus some familiar sights and sounds. Jerome Robbins’ legendary choreography has been Jet-tisoned along with the “Somewhere” ballet, and Maria’s chirpy “I Feel Pretty” was given the ax. There’s no longer an …

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