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2 theater companies cheer as they open new stages

6/13/2014 By MARK KENNEDY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stage actors always seem to get the attention in New York. On Monday, it was the turn of the stages to take a bow.

The Pearl Theatre had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate moving into its new home near Times Square, and the Atlantic Theater Company reopened its main stage in Chelsea after an $8.3 million renovation.

Atlantic founding members Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy were on hand to celebrate the company's roomier home, singing every title produced over its 27-years while Macy strummed a ukulele.

The Pearl has signed a 20-year lease on its new home on 42nd Street, the same venue recently vacated by the Signature Theatre Company, which moved east along the street toward Times Square.

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