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    Review: August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ Magnifies Marginalized Souls

    Review: August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ Magnifies Marginalized Souls


    From left, Keith Randolph Smith, Anthony Chisholm, Harvy Blanks, Michael Potts, Brandon J. Dirden and André Holland in August Wilson’s “Jitney,” at the Samuel J. Friedman...

    With soaring language and an improvisatory jazz spirit, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s revival brings lives shaped by privation to throbbing life.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    Ruy Iskandar, Jess Barbagallo and Stephen Payne in “Orange Julius,” opening on Sunday at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. See listing...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Alexander Hamilton Documents Fetch $2.6 Million at Auction

    Alexander Hamilton Documents Fetch $2.6 Million at Auction


    Selby Kiffer, the Sotheby’s specialist who conducted the auction, viewing a Hamilton letter last week with , center, who plays the title role in “Hamilton,” and the show’s set designer, David...

    Hundreds of manuscripts and letters held by Hamilton descendants for 200 years — some of them previously unknown — were sold at auction on Wednesday.
    A Playwright Who Puts Her Demons, and Family, to Work

    A Playwright Who Puts Her Demons, and Family, to Work


    The playwright Paola Lázaro, whose “Tell Hector I Miss Him” is her first play to be produced...

    In “Tell Hector I Miss Him,” the young Puerto Rican playwright Paola Lázaro draws on intense personal experiences to create very human characters.
    Review: In ‘The Tempest,’ Liberation and Exhilaration

    Review: In ‘The Tempest,’ Liberation and Exhilaration


    Harriet Walter, left, and Leah Harvey in “The Tempest,” at St. Ann’s...

    Set in a women’s prison, this production is the third and last installment of the director Phyllida Lloyd’s series of Shakespeare plays for Donmar Warehouse.
    Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France

    Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France


    The Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner, Oksana Shalygina, in Paris. The couple deny the sexual assault allegations by an actress at an avant-garde theater, saying that an encounter was consensual and that the case is politically...

    The authorities in Russia questioned the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner after an actress accused them of sexual assault.
    ‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson

    ‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson


    James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in...

    James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in mid-April.
    Review: ‘Made in China,’ With Romance, Polemics and Puppets

    Review: ‘Made in China,’ With Romance, Polemics and Puppets


    Puppeteers act out a relationship between two lonely souls while exploring American consumerism and human rights abuses in “Made in...

    This enchanting, unclassifiable show swings freely between political commentary and surrealistic comedy.
    Bucharest Journal: Keeping Alive a Haven for Yiddish Culture in Modern Romania

    Bucharest Journal: Keeping Alive a Haven for Yiddish Culture in Modern Romania


    Actors at the State Jewish Theater in Bucharest, Romania, after a performance this month. The theater stages mostly Yiddish plays in a city with a tiny Jewish...

    Bucharest is home to one of only a handful of Yiddish theaters left in Europe, which remained open even as Romania was gripped by anti-Semitism during World War II.
    Jennifer Holliday Decides Not to Sing for Trump After Opposition

    Jennifer Holliday Decides Not to Sing for Trump After Opposition


    Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday that she would no longer take part in any events affiliated with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as...

    The singer said she had been influenced by an article about how her planned appearance was heartbreaking to her gay fans.
    For Early ‘Jersey Boys’ Investors, Oh, What a Run

    For Early ‘Jersey Boys’ Investors, Oh, What a Run


    From left, Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer in the musical “Jersey Boys” in...

    About three out of four Broadway shows lose money. But not “Jersey Boys.” Here’s how a group of unlikely investors helped make the show a global hit.