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A.R.T. Announces Initial Action Steps to Further Anti-Racism Commitment

The American Repertory Theater, led by Artistic Director Diane M. Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced initial steps toward establishing its commitment to anti-racism on its website earlier this month.

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Want to Watch ‘The Help’? Here Are 36 Things To Do Instead.

Want to watch “The Help?” Enjoy these Black entertainment staples instead.

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Theater

An Open Letter to the Ballet Community

For an art form built up among aristocrats with a history of exclusivity and racism, this should have been, and must be, a major warning bell. Yet as America erupted in pain and outrage, the ballet world failed to react.

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Theater

Rosie O’Donnell Brings Light After Broadway Goes Dark with a Virtual Actors Fund Benefit

To provide aid during a difficult time, Rosie O’Donnell, a comedian, actress, and author, brought back her 25-time Emmy Award-winning “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” for one night only.

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Theater

‘Richard III Would Be In Adams’ And Other Things ‘Exit; Pursued By a Bear’ Can Tell Us About Harvard

Another actor lurched over from under the table, took a sip from the bowl, then finished off the wine, an action Harvard discourages in the wake of Coronavirus, per prior university emails.

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‘Richard III Would Be In Adams’ And Other Things ‘Exit; Pursued By a Bear’ Can Tell Us About Harvard

Another actor lurched over from under the table, took a sip from the bowl, then finished off the wine, an action Harvard discourages in the wake of coronavirus, per University email.

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Theater

Portrait of an Artist: Jessica M. Moore ’21 and Jakob L. Gilbert ’21

The Harvard Crimson sat down with playwrights Jessica M. Moore ’21 and Jakob L. Gilbert ’21 to learn more about the process of creating the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ “Mean Ghouls.”

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Theater

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ ‘Mean Ghouls’ Builds a World And Then Shatters It Into A Thousand Beautiful Pieces

Through its tailored script, breathtaking performance, and intricate staging, “Mean Ghouls” builds a mystical world then ruptures it in a mesmerizing act of liberation.

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Theater

Boston Ballet’s ‘rEVOLUTION’ Renders the Classics Revolutionary

The works show off the incredible virtuosity of Boston Ballet’s dancers who, in turn, perfectly capture the revolutionary excitement of these contemporary works.

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Theater

‘Gloria: A Life’ is a Moving and Inspirational Call to Action

As shocking and elegant as Steinem herself, the show is a beautiful tribute to a trailblazing activist and the women’s movement to which she has been and always will be integral.

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Theater

What ‘Deal Me Out’ Lacks in Splendor, It Makes Up For In Mario Kart

“Deal Me Out” is an allegorical retelling of the 2016 election more representative of the oppressive mundanity of time than the problems associated with “following the rules.”

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Theater

That’s On Period: Handel and Haydn Society Gives Evocative Fortepiano Concert

Period orchestras like H+H provide concert-goers with the experience of what a piece might have sounded like centuries ago at the premiere.

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Theater

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: The Legacy of ‘Hamilton’ Five Years Later

“Hamilton,” the inimitable and original musical that revolutionized both Broadway and American popular culture as we know it, turned five years old this year.

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Theater

‘Bright Half Life’ Marries Prose and Concept

Often, divorce is narravitized as a failure, a project gone awry. “Bright Half Life” contests that depiction.

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Theater

Portrait of an Artist: Kevin O’Hare, Director of the Royal Ballet

The Harvard Crimson spoke with O’Hare about his vision for the company, the company's new cinema program, and the future of ballet on film.

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