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Feuding Families Take Center Stage

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:58
From the blood bath of “The Duchess of Malfi” to the intergenerational confusion of “Snowflake,” family disputes are at the center of three plays in London.
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‘Lucy Barton’ Review: Laura Linney Finds Her Perfect Match

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 21:45
Ideally cast as a plain-spoken woman made of quiet steel, she acts the way Elizabeth Strout writes in this compelling adaptation of the 2016 novel.
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Review: Staging a Movie Melodrama in ‘The Conversationalists’

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:37
Music (and eventually emotion) cuts through the alienating layers of abstraction in this new work by the musician-storytellers James & Jerome.
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Riz Ahmed and Kahlil Joseph Among New Faces in BAM’s New Season

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:24
Favorites like Reggie Wilson and Steve Reich will also appear at the arts center in Fort Greene.
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Call Charles Busch a ‘Drag Legend,’ if We Must Use Labels

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:52
With a gown and love for old Hollywood, Busch stars in his latest zany romp, “The Confession of Lily Dare.”
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The Sex Scene Evolves for the #MeToo Era

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 05:00
Studios and theaters are hiring intimacy coordinators to help actors. The twist: They’re also making the scenes sexier.
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Cynthia Nixon to Direct Groundbreaking Lesbian Play on Broadway

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:31
The production, “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” by Jane Chambers, is backed by producers including Ellen DeGeneres and Lily Tomlin.
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When Disability Isn’t a Special Need but a Special Skill

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 13:59
Two productions at the Under the Radar Festival ask if the theater is ready to embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions.
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Review: ‘Cartography’ Hops Around a Fractured World Map

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/12/2020 - 22:57
This documentary show, created to teach young audiences about the experiences of refugees, focuses on optimism and hope, perhaps to a fault.
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Drawing on the Past, Living in the Present, Dreaming of the Future

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/12/2020 - 22:57
A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe.
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‘Maz and Bricks’ Review: Marching for Rights, With Signs of Romance

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/12/2020 - 21:45
Set in Dublin during the run-up to Ireland’s vote to repeal its abortion ban, this play by Eva O’Connor too easily pairs up two damaged souls.
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Broadway Playwright as High Line Curator

NYT Theater - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:22
Jeremy O. Harris will combine disciplines in a summer festival.
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‘Queens Row’ Review: Richard Maxwell on Life After Doomsday

NYT Theater - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:09
In this stark, eloquent new play, three women reflect on what remains in the aftermath of an American civil war.
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Harry and Meghan’s Exit Has Been Dramatized Before

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:48
The 2014 play “King Charles III,” in which a fictional Prince Harry wants to leave the royal family, has proved to be prophetic.
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15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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A Show Reminds Young Audiences: We All Got Here From Somewhere

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:24
“Cartography,” a multimedia work inspired by migrants’ stories, presents their journeys as universal and heroic, not merely tales of suffering.
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A Director Making His Mark in More Ways Than One

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:31
With powerfully contemporary stagings of “Betrayal” and “Cyrano,” Jamie Lloyd has had an attention-grabbing year. That’s not what makes him hard to miss.
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Fran Drescher Developing ‘The Nanny’ Musical for Broadway

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 00:26
The songwriting team behind the musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will write the score.
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Adela Holzer, Whose Fall From Grace Was Theatrical, Is Dead

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 19:28
She went from being “Broadway’s hottest producer” to “one of the cleverest and most successful white-collar criminals in the history of this state.”
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Review: James McAvoy’s Rapping Cyrano Dazzles With Words

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 19:14
In Martin Crimp’s time-bending version of the Rostand “Cyrano de Bergerac,” directed by Jamie Lloyd, people make love and war through glorious language.
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