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Review: Like Life, ‘Catch as Catch Can’ Throws Curveballs

NYT Theater - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:18
Mia Chung’s play, presented at the New Ohio Theater by Page 73, lays bare the theatricality of family life with actors who cross genders and ages.
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Seven Flames Kindled by the Focused Fire of Ntozake Shange

NYT Theater - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 04:00
Theater artists who carry on the tradition of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” honor their inspiration.
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A Restoration for Shakespeare’s Home in Central Park

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:00
The beloved but battered Delacorte Theater where Shakespeare in the Park is staged will undergo an overhaul beginning in 2020.
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María Irene Fornés, Writer of Spare, Poetic Plays, Dies at 88

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 17:56
Ms. Fornés won acclaim and awards for her experimental works. But her fellow playwrights often said her achievements far outstripped her fame.
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Edward Gorey Was Eerily Prescient

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:25
A new biography celebrates his mysterious life and art.
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Who’s the Greatest Star of ‘The Prom’? Me. Me. Me. Me.

NYT Theater - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:08
The four musical comedy leads of this production insist that they’re not as narcissistic as their characters. Even if they’re playing versions of themselves.
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Review: In ‘Days of Rage,’ the Revolution Will Be Trivialized

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:45
Steven Levenson’s new play about young ’60s radicals has the unintentional effect of making all protest seem childish.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: Remembering What Was and Wasn’t in ‘Good Grief’

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:45
Ngozi Anyanwu’s tender new play, directed by Awoye Timpo at the Vineyard Theater, considers the nature of memory in the aftermath of a tragedy.
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Review: In ‘When We Went Electronic,’ Hell Is Available in Spandex

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:30
Caitlin Saylor Stephens’s play, directed by Meghan Finn for the Tank, is like a fun house ride that’s just a pile of distorting mirrors.
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The 2019 Under the Radar Festival to Feature Frankenstein and Chekhov

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:04
The lineup also features work by Ifeoma Fafunwa and Tania El Khoury. The festival’s director says that the global element is “important now more than ever.”
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6 Tips for Getting Your Solo Play to Broadway

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:49
Advice from Mike Birbiglia, who credits luck, his wife and Ira Glass for helping “The New One” reach the big stage.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Puts Freestyle Love Supreme Back Onstage

NYT Theater - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 05:19
The improvisatory group will perform at the Greenwich House Theater in Manhattan starting in January. Mr. Miranda said he would join them occasionally.
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Why Just Play Scrooge When You Can Play Everyone?

NYT Theater - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:47
Jefferson Mays, a renowned Broadway shape-shifter, takes on more roles than he can count (including writer) in a new one-man “Christmas Carol”
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On the Runway: Making Fun of Fashion, Onstage and in Song

NYT Theater - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:45
After Anna Wintour, Ryan Raftery takes on Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan in a satirical bio-musical. Will his subjects be amused?
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Ntozake Shange, Who Wrote ‘For Colored Girls,’ Is Dead at 70

NYT Theater - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 19:06
Ms. Shange’s play featured seven black female characters named for the colors of the rainbow and inspired generations of playwrights.
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Review: In ‘Thunderbodies,’ War, Sheeple and Psychedelic Muumuus

NYT Theater - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 12:39
Soho Rep continues its laudable tradition of sure-to-be-divisive plays with Kate Tarker’s word-drunk new satire of … well, something.
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Review: ‘Renascence’ Introduces a Thoroughly Modern Millay

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:44
The music soars but the creative process is flattened in a biomusical devoted to the poet’s early adulthood.
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The Week in Arts: Pistol Annies’ New Album; Return of ‘House of Cards’

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:27
Miranda Lambert leads the female trio, whose third album, “Interstate Gospel,” is timeless and harmony-laden.
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Cicely Berry, Who Taught Actors Shakespeare’s Sound, Is Dead at 92

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:10
Using unorthodox methods (walk around a room, speak it together), she helped actors find their voices by feeling the weight and rhythms of the words.
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Review: In ‘Ordinary Days,’ a Sweet Escape to the Recent Past

NYT Theater - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:02
Adam Gwon’s chamber musical about four New Yorkers is being revived Off Broadway in a production by Keen Company.
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