NYT Theater

The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:00
Steve Ross will always sing ‘Always.’ A certain Cole Porter tune still gives him a frisson. The entertainer, who could very well be the last of a dying breed, has devoted himself to the Great American Songbook since the 1960s. Here’s why.
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‘Clueless, the Musical’ Review: The Film’s Charm Is Replaced by Sparkle

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:34
Amy Heckerling’s amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.
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Best Performances of 2018

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:53
The movies and the plays and the TV shows are great, but what about the people in them? They’re right here — well, some of the very best are.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: Race and Sex in Plantation America in ‘Slave Play’

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:29
In a staggering professional New York debut, the playwright Jeremy O. Harris unpacks interracial relationships both antebellum and postmodern.
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Critic’s Notebook: Rib-Eye Steak With a Side of Shakespeare

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:53
Our intrepid theatergoer ate her way through a spate of shows that make food part of the experience. Her stomach sometimes ended up fuller than her imagination.
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Q & A: The Travels of Tony Shalhoub, From Paris to Austin

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:50
The “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor never tires of the City of Light, was fascinated by the Roman ruins in Lebanon and would happily spend the rest of his days in a certain Texas college town.
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Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:01
In a long stage career that took him from Yale to Broadway, he was steeped in the author of “Waiting for Godot,” acting in its Broadway premiere in 1956.
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Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’ Reunites ‘Idol’ Rivals for Christmas Fun

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:45
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.
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Review: Downward Mobility Is Upward Morality in ‘Fabulation’

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:10
A revival of Lynn Nottage’s 2004 satire puts an unexpected spin on the religion of American reinvention.
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Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:46
The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.
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Review: In ‘Noura,’ an Iraqi Refugee Leaves More Than Home Behind

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:03
In her new play, loosely inspired by “A Doll’s House,” Heather Raffo is radiant as a New York architect caught between cultures.
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Review: In ‘The Prisoner,’ Peter Brook Ponders Crime and Punishment

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:01
This gnomic tale from the fabled director portrays a man expiating a patricide outside a prison’s walls.
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Everything in Life Is Only for Now: ‘Avenue Q’ to Close in April

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:30
The puppet-filled musical that became an unexpected hit on Broadway in 2003 will be ending its Off Broadway run on April 28.
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Critic’s Notebook: Two Timely Takes on Hans Christian Andersen’s Tales

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:57
These classics, performed at Theater Row, are not holiday stories per se, but they have much to say about greed and goodness.
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The Week in Arts: Chris Thile, J.K. Simmons, Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:00
The host of American Public Media’s “Live From Here” is broadcasting weekly from Town Hall in Manhattan.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Jungle’ Review: Migrants’ Heartbreaking Search for Home in Calais

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:45
This extraordinary, London-born work of immersive theater places its audience at the fraught and energetic center of a migrant camp in France.
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14 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voice Onstage

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:44
Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.
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Critic’s Pick: The African Toll of the Great War, in Song and Shadows

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:25
A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Network,’ an Electrifying Bryan Cranston Is All the Rage

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:11
Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of the 1976 film presents a pricelessly demented affair between a has-been anchorman and the cameras that love him.
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