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Vienna’s Ambitious Burgtheater Tours the Ruins of Europe

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:29
Under a new artistic director, this season at Austria’s main playhouse includes 30 premieres, ranging from classical dramas to brand-new works.
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Review: In ‘A Soldier’s Play,’ an Endless War Against Black Men

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:30
The Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama finds premonitions of today in the story of a 1944 murder.
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How ‘West Side Story’ Was Reborn

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:34
Inside the wildly ambitious effort to reimagine the classic musical for 2020.
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Phylicia Rashad to Direct ‘Blue’ at the Apollo Theater

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:17
A revival of the Charles Randolph-Wright play, with Leslie Uggams, had been slated to open on Broadway.
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Review: Shrinking Lives at a Big Box Store in ‘Paris’

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 21:59
Racism is a stealth force in Eboni Booth’s astute study of the (mostly) quiet desperation of minimum-wage workers in Vermont.
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Mission Impawsible: How Much ‘Cats’ Can a Person Take?

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 21:59
The assignment: Head to Boston to see the touring stage show and the movie musical all in one day. The result: a purr, a yowl or both?
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Peter Larkin, Stage Designer With a Funky Asterisk, Dies at 93

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:47
His Broadway work won him four Tony Awards. A different audience knew another of his designs: the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership.
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For 13 Years, He Has Humanized the Villain of ‘Oklahoma!’

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:12
Patrick Vaill took his final Broadway bow as Jud Fry, after performing in Daniel Fish’s production of the musical since college.
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Review: Bess Myerson’s ‘Ugly Daughter’ Recalls Miss America Dearest

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:54
Barra Grant’s autobiographical solo play plumbs her fraught relationship with her mother, the famous politician and beauty queen Bess Myerson.
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Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Timon’ Gets an Occupy Athens Makeover

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:45
Kathryn Hunter stars as the fabulously rich Greek who understands the corrupting value of money only after she loses it.
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‘Emojiland’ Review: There’s a Rom-Com in Your Phone. With Music.

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:45
Everybody’s on hand, from a variety of Smileys to Nerd Face, and from Princess to Pile of Poo.
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A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing.

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:23
One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.
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Park Avenue Armory Celebrates Women’s Suffrage With 100 Artists

NYT Theater - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:59
To mark 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Armory and a group of 10 cultural institutions are commissioning works from women.
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‘How to Load a Musket’ Review: A Play About Re-enactors Gets Real

NYT Theater - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 10:53
Talene Monahon’s show at 59E59 Theaters feels provocative but unfinished, a pieced quilt of overlapping textures and ideas.
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At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality

NYT Theater - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:19
The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 main offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces in development. Here’s the last of what our critics saw.
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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back

NYT Theater - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:00
The Ethiopian-Irish actress returns to a “completely destroying” stage role. Next: a film adaptation of a 1920s novel about passing for white.
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15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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‘Distances’ Review: Fumblingly Picking at the Knot of Race

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:03
In this experimental play, a white talk-show host and a black science fiction writer have a challenging conversation. Plus dancing.
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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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