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Theater Review: In Edinburgh, the Plays Are Short (and Some Are Sweet)

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 07:30
There are hundreds of shows to see in the Edinburgh International Festival and its ancillary Fringe event. But finding the good ones can be hard work.
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Wigstock Returns From the Dead

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:39
The outdoor drag festival will feature Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 1 at Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan.
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Keri Russell and Adam Driver Are Headed to Broadway Together

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:03
The pair will co-star in a revival of “Burn This” by Lanford Wilson, which comes to Broadway in March.
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Critic’s Notebook: In the Berkshires, a Powerful Play and a Classic Musical About Prejudice

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:50
Jen Silverman’s harrowing “Dangerous House” and a revival of “West Side Story” join a conversation about racial and sexual violence.
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In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:26
A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.
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Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’

NYT Theater - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:26
A new “original” musical is usually something to welcome, but when it’s a Frankenstein monster created from spare parts, maybe stay out of its way.
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He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.

NYT Theater - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:39
Stephen Payne, a longtime understudy, gets his first Broadway starring role in “Straight White Men.”
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Front Burner: Shakespeare With an Eight-Course Feast

NYT Theater - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:04
The Shake & Bake theater company brings “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to the meatpacking district, and dinner is included with the ticket.
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Review: ‘Pushkin’ Squanders a Russian Poet’s Real-Life Drama

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:36
Jonathan Leaf sticks close to historical fact in his ambitious new verse play, but the action in this production always feels removed, like a diorama.
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Review: A Housekeeper Claims Center Stage in ‘Member of the Wedding’

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:46
Roslyn Ruff gives a wondrous performance in the Williamstown Theater Festival revival of the Carson McCullers play.
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Critic’s Notebook: So, You’re Going to Call Your Play _____?

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00
Naming a show can be tricky. Some recent titles are obscure, others extremely long. And then there’s the weird punctuation. What’s going on?
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Brokers With a Song and Dance

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00
Bohemia Realty caters to (and draws talent from) New York City’s theater community.
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Review: A High School Meltdown Heats Up ‘Be More Chill’

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:45
This high-energy, high-anxiety musical, a hit on social media even before it opened, reflects the metabolism of its teenage audience.
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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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After Years Helping to Reinvent 42nd Street, Cora Cahan Will Step Down

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 14:14
Over 28 years, the arts administrator helped spearhead the refurbishment of a once-seedy district and kept several classic theaters in use.
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Paris Theater: Paris Cabarets: Can We Ask for More Than the Cancan?

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 04:39
Many visitors to Paris take in a cabaret. But it gives them a strange view of the city, women and what theater is, our critic says.
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‘Carousel’ Will Close on Broadway in September

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:06
The revival, which won two Tony Awards, will wrap after a six-month run.
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Stacy Keach Had a Heart Attack Onstage. Now, the Show Goes On.

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:15
First Stacy Keach got healthy. Then he began work again on a one-man play about Ernest Hemingway, now at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.
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Stage Version of ‘Network,’ Starring Bryan Cranston, Sets Broadway Opening

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00
Mr. Cranston will reprise his role as the unraveling news anchor Howard Beale in this adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Academy Award-winning satire.
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At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:40
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.
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