NYT Theater

Pull Up a Seat. Two Plays, Dinner and Western History Are Served.

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:00
A downtown theater has cleared the house to make room for Samuel D. Hunter’s pairing “Lewiston/Clarkston.”
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Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:45
In Jane Anderson’s satisfyingly old-fashioned play about Joan of Arc’s mom, Ms. Close shows the stuff of which great stage stars are made.
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Review: Sex, Lies and Vindication in a Most Timely ‘Measure for Measure’

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:00
The heroine’s impossible position could hardly be more sympathetic or central than in this Pushkin Theater Moscow/Cheek by Jowl staging.
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Review: Stockard Channing Is a Mother to Remember in ‘Apologia’

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:45
Portraying a celebrated art historian with two resentful sons, Ms. Channing finds the anguished heart in a didactic comic drama.
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Carol Hall, ‘Best Little Whorehouse’ Composer, Is Dead at 82

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:11
Ms. Hall was a moderately successful songwriter until she and two collaborators came up with one of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1970s.
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Tom Stoppard, Always Tackling ‘The Hard Problem’

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:43
Can a drama about the nature of consciousness be emotional, too? For its latest production, he’s tinkered with the script to firmly answer yes.
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Review: In ‘Fireflies,’ the Preacher’s Wife Gets Her Say

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:45
Donja R. Love’s fantasia on the married life of a great civil rights orator suggests the price paid by the woman who gives him his voice.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘Rags Parkland’ Plays the Interplanetary Homesick Blues

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:16
A folk concert provides the scaffolding for this stealthily moving sci-fi musical.
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Review: A Put-Upon Nanny Erupts in Todd Solondz’s ‘Emma and Max’

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:06
This strident satire from the filmmaker behind “Happiness” and “Wiener-Dog” is perfectly staged — and all too obvious.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: Aasif Mandvi Makes You Want to Stop at ‘Sakina’s Restaurant’

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 21:45
Mr. Mandvi, who spent nearly 10 years as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” brings back his solo comedy act. It returns with new resonance.
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Review: Remembering the Way It Was (Not) in ‘The Things That Were There’

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 21:45
David Greenspan’s tone poem of a play, at the Bushwick Starr, considers time, death, family and the ways in which we recall our dead.
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Review: In ‘Travisville,’ the Rocky Path of Change in a Southern Town

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:45
William Jackson Harper’s polished debut as a playwright, set in 1964, pits patient negotiation against disruptive activism.
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Encounters: Mercedes Ruehl Takes Weekly Strolls With Her Acting Students

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:14
The actress, who stars in the Broadway revival of “Torch Song,” is an acting teacher and mentor.
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She’s 17, Sardonic and Ready to Sing in ‘Beetlejuice’

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
Condescend at your own risk to Sophia Anne Caruso, the go-to girl for adventurous stage roles. “Even from a young age,” she says, “I had very finicky taste.”
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A Word With: Taye Diggs Has a New Title: Football Coach

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
Mr. Diggs talks about his new CW series, “All American”; football and Colin Kaepernick; and a nagging question about identity.
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Critic’s Notebook: Enraged by Their Times, Women of Ambition Seize the Stage

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
Three eras, three plays drawn from real life. But the same old double standard.
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The Week in Arts: James Brown Tribute, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Berlioz at Carnegie

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:00
The Apollo Theater celebrates 50 years after “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.”
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A Marathon of New Plays Gives an Epic Start to Munich’s Theater Season

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:28
“Dionysos Stadt” is a 10-hour epic inspired by the Greek classics that traces the arc of human drama. It’s just one of many new productions on Munich’s stages.
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16 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Review: O, for a Muse of Fire, or a Comptroller, to Save ‘Popcorn Falls’

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:16
Armed with money for a theater (which doesn’t exist) to save his town, a mayor tries his hand at playwriting in this two-actor, multicharacter comedy.
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