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'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

NEW YORK

'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

‘Hamilton’ came away with 11 Tony Awards—out of 16 nominations—leaving "The Producers" record of 12 wins in 2001 intact.

Mac-Haydn shows off American theater, in the round

Mac-Haydn shows off American theater, in the round

Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham will open its second production of the summer today, “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” The show runs through June 19.

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Natalie Wilder, a New York City-based actress, will be performing in Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps,” opening Friday and running through June 19 at Oldcastle Theatre Company.

Family comedy has its serious moments

Family comedy has its serious moments

“The O’Conner Girls” a play about what to do with a lifetime of stuff after a family member dies, opens Friday at the Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown. “

Summer Arts Preview/Theater: Barrington to stage 'Tribes'

Summer Arts Preview/Theater: Barrington to stage 'Tribes'

"The Rose Tattoo" at Williamstown Theatre Festival and "Tribes" at Barrington Stage will be among summer works to circle on the calendar.

Summer Arts Preview/Dance: SPAC's 50th a highlight

Summer Arts Preview/Dance: SPAC's 50th a highlight

Buglisi Dance Theatre and the SPAC 50th anniversary season of the New York City Ballet are highlights on the summer dance card.

Shakespeare & Co. play fits presidential season

Shakespeare & Co. play fits presidential season

“The Taming,” a 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson, was written more than three years ago, but it keeps on getting more timely, said Nicole Ricciardi, who is directing the Shakespeare & Company production opening Friday night and running through July 30 in Lenox, Massachusetts.

‘My Fair Lady’ brings Mac-Haydn full circle

‘My Fair Lady’ brings Mac-Haydn full circle

“My Fair Lady,” the smash Broadway hit that started it all for Mac-Haydn Theatre back in the summer of 1969, is kicking off the troupe’s 48th season today with performances at 2 and 8 p.m.

Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

PITTSFIELD, Mass.

Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

As is the case most summers, the Barrington Stage Company is luring some pretty talented people to the Berkshires this year. The season began Wednesday night with a brand new play produced by the BSC Musical Theatre Lab, “Presto Change-O.” The press opening is May 25 and performances will run through June 11.

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

SCHENECTADY

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

Mopco LLC, the parent company of the Mop & Bucket Co. based at Proctors, purchased the former firehouse on North Jay Street and plans to renovate it and relocate there.

Not enough superlatives to describe ‘Once’

Not enough superlatives to describe ‘Once’

Unashamed in its simplicity, “Once” awes with its laid-back ease while at the same time inspires.

'Bakersfield Mist' a thought-provoking play

LATHAM

'Bakersfield Mist' a thought-provoking play

“It’s a character-driven show with a real culture clash,” says actor Howard Schaffer of “Bakersfield Mist.”

Don't miss SCP production of brilliant 'Clybourne Park'

SCHENECTADY

Don't miss SCP production of brilliant 'Clybourne Park'

SCP’s “Clybourne Park” is a compelling night in the theater; you’ll be talking about it on the way home.

'Clybourne Park' actress hopes to spark change

'Clybourne Park' actress hopes to spark change

Angelique Powell loves theater for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it’s a real tool for change. “It’s a way we can make the world a bit kinder, more thoughtful and more respectful,” said Powell, a Shaker High grad who stars in the Schenectady Civic Players production of Bruce Norris’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Clybourne Park.”

‘Once,’ at Proctors, makes musician's struggles magic

‘Once,’ at Proctors, makes musician's struggles magic

You can’t listen to “Falling Slowly” from 2012 Tony Award-winning musical “Once” without feeling a little bit of gloom and despair.

‘Hamilton’ makes history with 16 Tony nominations

NEW YORK

‘Hamilton’ makes history with 16 Tony nominations

“Hamilton,” the groundbreaking hip-hop musical about the nation’s founding fathers, has been nominated for 16 Tony Awards, the most in Broadway history.

Shovah to play favorite role in favorite show at SLOC

Shovah to play favorite role in favorite show at SLOC

The Schenectady Light Opera Company’s production of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy classic, “The Producers,” begins Friday night and runs for two weekends. Eric Shovah wishes it was a bit longer. Quite a bit longer, actually.

ALBANY

Sinopoli retrospective takes works to a higher level

In the past 25 years, choreographer Ellen Sinopoli created more than 75 works. And some of her best were on display Friday night at The Egg where her Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company celebrated its silver anniversary with a stellar, glowing retrospective of some of her best creations.

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

ALBANY

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

So intimate is this piece that it’s the smallest gestures by these gifted actors I’ll remember.

Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

It’s been 25 years since Ellen Sinopoli devoted her dancing life to choreography. And while she has accomplished and explored as much or more than the average choreographer, her artistic curiosity remains keen.

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