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Start banging the trash cans: Stomp, the long-running percussion extravaganza that’s been a popular Off Broadway audience draw for nearly 30 years, will resume performances on Tuesday, July 20, yet another sign that New York City’s theater scene is emerging from its now-15-month Covid hibernation. When it returns to the Orpheum Theatre, its home in Manhattan’s East Village for the past 26 years, Stomp will be among the city’s first Off Broadway productions to resume
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New York’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production this summer of Merry Wives, a comedy adaptation by Jocelyn Bioh of the Bard’s Merry Wives of Windsor, will feature an all-Black cast including Jacob Ming-Trent (HBO’s Watchmen), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird) and Shola Adewusi (CBS’ Bob Hearts Abishola). The Public Theater announced the complete casting today, along with new dates for the staging in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater: Performances will begin Tuesday, July 6
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MGM’s Thelma & Louise is turning 30, and the studio is holding a special drive-in screening event June 18 in partnership with Cinespia’s Drive In at The Greek in Los Angeles. The pic was originally released over Memorial Day weekend in 1991, on May 24. Geena Davis, who played Thelma, and Susan Sarandon, who played Louise, will participate in a Q&A before the screening. “Thelma & Louise is a landmark film that left an indelible mark
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Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, the hit musical revue originally directed and choreographed by the legendary Fosse that ran on Broadway from 1978 to 1982, is planning a return: Producer Joey Parnes announced today that he’ll bring a revival, directed by Wayne Cilento, to Broadway in the 2022-23 season. “Bob Fosse created the original production as a tribute to dance, but we are approaching this production as a celebration of Bob himself – both the person and
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Retail investing met marketing genius Wednesday as AMC Entertainment devoted a new area of its website to individual investors, stoking their love, doubling the stock price and — the company hopes — inflating membership of its AMC Stubs loyalty program. AMC has about 3 million individual investors now, 80% of its shareholders base. It was initially swept up in the GameStop-led meme-stock frenzy – retail traders who share funny videos and defiant exhortations on Reddit
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