The New York Sun, a daily newspaper expected to begin publishing in New York City in April, has named Jeremy McCarter its chief theatre critic.
McCarter, a Harrisburg native who now lives in Brooklyn, is a contributing editor at The New Republic. From 1999-2002 he was editor of New Republic Online, where he directed a relaunch of the site, introducing new content and luring in new and younger readers, according to an announcement from The Sun. He wrote extensively on politics and culture for TNR Online, with an emphasis on New York's downtown theatre scene.
McCarter studied history at Harvard University and graduated with honors in 1998. He has directed plays by Tony Kushner, Tennessee Williams and others. He participated in the inaugural season of Anna Deavere Smith's Institute for the Arts and Civic Dialogue in 1998.
According to the paper's website (www.nysun.com), "The New York Sun, the new daily broadsheet that will make coverage of New York City its top priority, announced today that its first issue will appear on newsstands in all five boroughs, as well as through home delivery, on Tuesday, April 16. According to William Kummel, chief operating officer of The New York Sun, the five-days-a-week publication will be available on newsstands Monday through Friday for 50 cents per copy and by home and office delivery for $2.50 per week. Estimated to be between 12 and 18 pages in length, the Sun will feature nine pages of editorial copy, including a full-color front page. It will distribute over 60,000 copies at roughly 4,000 newsstands across the city. The open advertising rate for a full-page ad will be $4,000."
— By Kenneth Jones