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Judy Devlin Hashman, Record-Holding Badminton Champion, Dies at 88

She won 10 singles titles at the prestigious all-England championships.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar Play

The Oscar-winning actor will star as an A.I.-curious author in “McNeal,” starting performances in September at Lincoln Center Theater.

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‘The Miser’ Review: Updating Molière, but Missing a Key Ingredient

This Molière in the Park production doesn’t have the sharp satirical bite of the original.

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Frank Wakefield, Who Expanded the Mandolin’s Range, Dies at 89

A bluegrass innovator, he recorded numerous albums as a leader, and his list of collaborators included both Leonard Bernstein and…

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In the Bard’s Hometown, a Challenge for New Theater Leaders

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s co-artistic directors have put together a challenging debut season. But many visitors come to Stratford-upon-Avon seeking…

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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Jazz Bass

Writers, scholars, radio hosts and musicians, including the bassist Ron Carter, share songs that shine a light on an instrument…

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‘Staff Meal’ Review: The Last Course for Doomsday Diners and Dates

Restaurant patrons and staff members are oblivious to the impending apocalypse in Abe Koogler’s new show at Playwrights Horizons.

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Tony Nominations Snubs and Surprises: Steve Carell and ‘The Wiz’ Miss Out

The day of the Tony Award nominations is like college acceptance day a bit earlier in the spring, but on…

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‘Ash’ Review: A Nobel Prize-Winner Confronts Environmental Collapse

Elfriede Jelinek’s latest play deals with collective calamity and individual grief, but is let down by a chaotic production.

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In a Pair of ‘Macbeth’ Productions, Only One Does Right by the Lady

One of Shakespeare’s most coveted roles for women gets different interpretations onstage in New York and Washington.

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