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Essential Arts & Culture: The Tonys' fear of the new and TV's take on Boyle Heights' art fight

Essential Arts & Culture: The Tonys' fear of the new and TV's take on Boyle Heights' art fight

Tony nominations that signal a post-Hamilton hangover. A theatrical conjuring of the spirit of Virginia Woolf. And as more Boyle Heights art galleries announce they are closing, a new TV drama set amid the neighborhood’s gentrification battles. I’m L.A. Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa, your guide to this week’s essential arts stories. Carolina Miranda returns from vacation next week.

BROADWAY’S FEAR OF THE NEW

For Times theater critic Charles McNulty, this year’s Tony nominations, announced Tuesday, were a sign of distress. Broadway, he writes, is “looking pretty dismal as a platform for...

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