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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

Take the Road to Hadestown!
Entertainment, Features, New York

Take the Road to Hadestown!

Hadestown, a musical based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is a tale of love and inspiration magnificently woven by Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin. Beginning as a 2010 “folk opera” concept album by Anaïs Mitchell, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics, it premiered off-Broadway in 2016 and opened at Broadway’s…

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun
Entertainment, Features, New York

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun

Tootsie, the musical-comedy adaptation of the 1982 Academy Award-winning movie that starred Dustin Hoffman, is totally fun and provides one belly laugh after another. Santino Fontana nails Hoffman’s role as Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor who in order to obtain a role in a new musical impersonates a female, and becomes a star under the…

Chicago Symphony Strikers Reject ‘Final Offer’
Entertainment, Features, National

Chicago Symphony Strikers Reject ‘Final Offer’

CHICAGO, Ill.—Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians voted Apr. 8 to reject what the orchestra’s management called its “last, best and final offer.” “We are extremely disappointed that management refuses to hear the musicians’ concerns about a secure retirement for the musicians and a secure future for the CSO,” bassist Steve Lester, chair of the Chicago Federation of…

Chicago musicians stop the music over contract
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Chicago musicians stop the music over contract

Chicago, Illinois – About 100 musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have traded their instruments for picket signs, striking to demand a contract that protects their pension plan and provides fair wages. The strike began on March 11, a day after the musicians’ contract with the orchestra ended, as the orchestra sought to replace the…

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