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Review: This ‘Elephant Room’ Sequel Is a Goofball Epic

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:36
The interstellar adventure deftly mixes the lo-fi aesthetics of budget science fiction with dopey humor and experimental theater’s sensibility.
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7 Things to Do This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:47
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.
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Review: ‘Romantics Anonymous,’ a Challenge to Your Sweet Tooth

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:39
A musical about two French chocolatiers may satisfy the hunger for live song and dance, but keep the insulin handy.
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Artist Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:53
Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.
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Solo Plays for Anxious Times

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 07:32
The Bridge theater in London has resumed performances after the coronavirus shutdown with a series of monologues by David Hare and Alan Bennett.
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Theater to Stream: Catty Birthdays and ‘Lessons in Survival’

NYT Theater - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:42
In a fall season without many live shows, everything is up for grabs. That includes the canon of classics — and where Bill Irwin might be performing.
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‘He Never Quit’: Nick Cordero’s Widow on Grief, God and Perseverance

NYT Theater - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 05:45
Amanda Kloots kept the world informed while her husband, a Broadway actor, lost a battle with Covid-19. After many grueling months, she’s trying to look ahead.
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‘The Humans’ Review: Surviving in a New World and New Medium

NYT Theater - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:40
Stephen Karam’s celebrated play about economic distress looks very different in 2020 than it did in 2015 — and streaming is only part of the change.
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Bryan Fonseca, Independent Voice in Indianapolis Theater, Dies at 65

NYT Theater - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:15
He directed unconventional works and championed diversity, both in the material he staged and in the actors performing it. He died of the coronavirus.
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How ‘Sophocles in Staten Island’ Gains in Translation

NYT Theater - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:12
This comic short about an actor and his kids staging Greek tragedies under lockdown slyly comments on links between the politics of the family and the state.
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Playing Jesus in a Pandemic Summer

NYT Theater - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:52
Nicholas Edwards starred in the closely watched “Godspell” production. “Usually the stage is a safe place,” he said, “but it became a place where I was anxious all the time.”
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‘Faith Healer’ Review: Michael Sheen Stirs the Embers in the Ashes

NYT Theater - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 14:59
In this enthralling streaming production of Brian Friel’s 1979 play, an itinerant miracle worker is grounded in a gritty reality.
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‘Zero Cost House’ Review: Could Thoreau Save Us Now?

NYT Theater - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 14:46
In the dreamscape of Toshiki Okada’s play, the American philosopher is a 21st-century presence, and an author meets his younger self.
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‘Static Apnea’ Review: Breathing Together, Remaining Apart

NYT Theater - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:17
In this brief but eerie installation, one viewer and one performer, separated by glass, share the feeling of being trapped underwater.
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New York City Center to Revive a Pair of Musicals About Black Lives

NYT Theater - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:47
“The Life” and “The Tap Dance Kid,” which focus on people of color in Manhattan, are planned for the 2020-2021 season of Encores!, the center’s popular series.
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Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, Dies at 90

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:52
He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences.
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7 Things to Do This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:02
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.
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Jiri Menzel, Oscar-Winning Czech Director, Dies at 82

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:49
His 1966 feature, “Closely Watched Trains,” won an Academy Award and was part of a burst of creativity in Czech filmmaking.
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‘Hidden or Niche’ Productions Shine at Venice Theater Biennale

NYT Theater - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:12
This year’s edition of the festival, held under social distancing measures, is devoted to works made on a limited budget by under-the-radar Italian theater-makers.
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Review: ‘In Love and Warcraft’ Serves Romance for Noobs

NYT Theater - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:25
A naïve young woman struggles with the pitfalls of intimacy in the digital age, on and off the battlefield of a multiplayer online game.
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