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A Marathon of New Plays Gives an Epic Start to Munich’s Theater Season

NYT Theater - 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

NYT Theater - 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’

NYT Theater - 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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For Aasif Mandvi, a 20-Year-Old Play Now Feels Like ‘Political Resistance’

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:17
“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which put him on the map, has new resonance, which is why he’s summoning the energy to play all its roles all over again.
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Review: The Ages of A.R. Gurney in the Wistful ‘Final Follies’

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:22
This bill of short comedies, early and late, allows fans of Gurney to chart the evolution of theater’s foremost chronicler of a waning caste.
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Critic’s Notebook: How Chicago Is Changing Theater, One Storefront at a Time

NYT Theater - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:17
Can tiny companies thrive in the shadow of major institutions? In this theater-mad city, the question may actually run the other way.
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Montserrat Caballé, Opera Star With ‘Ethereal’ Voice, Dies at 85

NYT Theater - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:50
One of the 20th century’s most renowned sopranos, the Spanish-born Ms. Caballé inspired delirious adulation on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Review: There’s a Dark, Golden Haze in This Reclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’

NYT Theater - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:19
A stripped-down, communal version of the 1943 musical reveals a great complex work of theater, with chili and cornbread included.
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Review: In ‘Evolution of Mann,’ Fumbling Cuteness Goes Only So Far

NYT Theater - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 14:25
An aspiring musical-theater writer is on the hunt for Ms. Right in this familiar romantic comedy.
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The Week in Arts: Kerry Washington on Broadway; Gorillaz in Brooklyn

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 15:18
The “Scandal” actress returns to the Great White Way to star in “American Son.”
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Mandy Patinkin Has Found a ‘New Life Partner in Music’

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:46
With “Homeland” about to end, he’s released his first new albums in more than a decade, with a young pop-minded producer pushing him to take risks.
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Roger Robinson, Who Tackled August Wilson Roles, Dies at 78

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:11
He won a Tony Award for his work in the 2009 revival of Mr. Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” his seventh and final Broadway appearance.
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Beyond ‘Rent’: 4 Glimpses of the Unheard Jonathan Larson

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:00
A series of New York concerts will bring to life songs from the composer’s catalog, some from unseen shows, several of them eerily prescient.
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London Theater Reviews: Epic Shakespeare and Bite-Size Pinter Command the London Stage

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:33
There is much to enjoy in a production of “Antony and Cleopatra” and a season of Pinter’s one-act plays in London, our critic says.
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Spellbound by Harry Potter and the Museum of Magic

NYT Theater - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 18:34
At the New-York Historical Society, a glimpse of the folkloric, cultural and scientific influences on the magic of the popular series.
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12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Review: In This Entertaining ‘Bacchae,’ Dionysus Is a Nasty Woman

NYT Theater - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:47
Anne Bogart directs a flashy production that puts ancient anxieties about women and power front and center.
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Hillary Clinton Is Coming to Broadway. As a Character in a Play.

NYT Theater - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:11
Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton” will be the first play with Mrs. Clinton as a protagonist to reach Broadway.
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Review: Wrestling With a Master in ‘On Beckett’

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:45
Bill Irwin blurs the lines between clown and dramatic actor in an insightful anatomy of the works of Samuel Beckett.
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Review: In Scathing ‘Downstate,’ Sympathy for the Devils

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:36
Bruce Norris’s new play at the Steppenwolf Theater Company applies his usual cynicism to questions of justice and vengeance for sex offenders.
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