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‘Stuck’ Review: A Movie Musical Set in a Subway Car? Stand Clear.

NYT Theater - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:00
Michael Berry’s film about characters on a stalled train aims to show how, yes, we’re all connected and yes, we all need one another.
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London Theater Reviews: On the London Stage, ‘Top Girls’ and a Grande Dame

NYT Theater - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:42
Maggie Smith tackles an impressive one-woman show at the Bridge Theater, and a British classic of the 1980s gets a new lease on life at the National.
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In John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast, a Rock Musical That’s All in Your Head

NYT Theater - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:00
“Anthem: Homunculus” is a six-hour, 10-episode epic about a man and his teratoma. The tumor sings. As do Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Cynthia Erivo.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: The Metamorphosis of ‘Hadestown,’ From Cool to Gorgeous

NYT Theater - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:45
After a downtown stop, a concept album based on Greek myths has become a full-scale Broadway entertainment.
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San Francisco’s Big-Hatted ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to Close After 45 Years

NYT Theater - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its content.
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Lehman Brothers, a Family Saga, as Viewed by Some Who Lived It

NYT Theater - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:21
“The Lehman Trilogy” is a theatrical panorama of the firm’s history and collapse. Lehman descendants and onetime employees have taken a keen interest.
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Review: In ‘All Our Children,’ Moral Authority Wades Into Nazi Germany

NYT Theater - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:59
Stephen Unwin’s play, set in Germany in 1941, explores the reluctant evil perpetrated by people who think of themselves as good.
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Can a Greek Tragedy Help Heal a Scarred City?

NYT Theater - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:41
On the ground with the provocative stage director Milo Rau, who brought together European and Iraqi actors for a take on “The Oresteia” set in Mosul.
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Review: In ‘Socrates,’ a Brainy Tribute to a Prickly Provocateur

NYT Theater - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:45
Michael Stuhlbarg is sublime in the title role of Tim Blake Nelson’s admiring but overlong play, presented as part of the Onassis Festival.
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Review: Adam Driver Heats Up a Wobbly ‘Burn This’

NYT Theater - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:45
In this imbalanced revival of Lanford Wilson’s play, also starring Keri Russell, Mr. Driver unleashes the full, scorching power of his talent.
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Playwrights Horizons Announces New Season

NYT Theater - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:12
Michael Friedman’s “Unknown Soldier” will be staged in the 2019-20 season, along with plays by Jeremy O. Harris and Lucas Hnath.
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A Dark ‘Oklahoma!’ Brings Barefoot Modern Dance to Broadway

NYT Theater - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:39
The choreographer John Heginbotham and the director Daniel Fish want the dance to “change the way we experience the show.”
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Signature Theater Sets Anna Deavere Smith Plays for New Season

NYT Theater - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:26
“Fires in the Mirror” and “Twilight” will be staged in the 2019-20 season, along with plays by Dominique Morisseau and Katori Hall.
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Review: In ‘17 Border Crossings,’ Some Areas Are Left Unexplored

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:45
Thaddeus Phillips’s genial show retreats every time things get sticky or uncomfortable.
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Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:58
After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.
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Critic’s Notebook: Toxic Men Get All the Attention. But Not in These Plays.

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:30
Theater encourages empathy, yet it sometimes seems women on stage get very little of it. That’s changing.
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Rattlestick Theater Festival to Commemorate Stonewall Anniversary

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:38
The Pride Plays festival will feature more than a dozen readings from plays by seminal L.G.B.T. writers, as well as by newcomers.
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Confirm or Deny: Laurie Metcalf

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:56
On pack mules, pizza and her penchant for puzzles.
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with...: Laurie Metcalf, the First Lady of American Theater

NYT Theater - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 08:15
From playing Roseanne’s sis to Edward Albee characters and Hillary Clinton (with gin!) on Broadway.
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Review: The Women of ‘Plano’ Are All About Men

NYT Theater - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 14:55
In this comedy by Will Arbery, three sisters slip-slide through time in a brightly heightened reality.
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