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Theater’s Latest Prompt: Don’t Act Your Age!

NYT Theater - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:00
In “Usual Girls,” “Dance Nation” and other plays, actors are playing characters that are sometimes decades younger than they are. Here’s how it works.
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8 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Theater Review: German Plays Tackle the World’s Woes, Current and Future

NYT Theater - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 23:58
Productions in Berlin and Munich grapple with issues that shape our world.
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Alabama Shakespeare Festival Aims to Update Southern Canon

NYT Theater - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:40
The company will commission 22 plays, with more than half set to go to female playwrights and playwrights of color, its artistic director said.
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Review: ‘Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon’ Is Old-School Drama

NYT Theater - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:27
Scott Aiello’s play about an Italian-American family dealing with a disabled daughter offers no-nonsense American realism.
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Bryan Cranston Wants More of Us to Get ‘Mad as Hell’

NYT Theater - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:10
The Emmy-winning actor, who won accolades in London for playing a deranged anchorman in “Network,” isn’t so sure his character is wrongheaded.
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‘Network’ in an Age of Fake News and Fury

NYT Theater - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:33
Even the cast and creators are working out what the stage adaptation of the prescient 1976 film means right now.
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Review: A Hip-Hop Sidekick Eyes Center Stage in ‘Hype Man’

NYT Theater - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:45
Idris Goodwin’s energetic but overstuffed play explores race, gender, police brutality and the quest for fame.
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Jerry Frankel, Prolific Broadway Producer, Is Dead at 88

NYT Theater - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:58
Mr. Frankel, a former dress manufacturer, produced more than 50 plays and musicals with various partners and won nine Tony Awards.
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Admiration Society: Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove Talk Politics, Coming Out and Boarding School

NYT Theater - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:54
Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the singer and the director.
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Review: Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Hard Problem’ Is a Mind-Body Gabfest

NYT Theater - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 21:45
In this garrulous play of ideas, the author of “The Real Thing” and “The Coast of Utopia” takes on the essence — and ethics — of being human.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: Rage and Ritual in ‘What to Send Up When It Goes Down’

NYT Theater - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 21:45
Aleshea Harris’s remarkable new play brims with an expressly theatrical eloquence and anger.
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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ to Head to Broadway

NYT Theater - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:51
After its debut in Boston, the stage adaptation of the 2001 film will arrive in New York next summer.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Review: Where Rockettes and Drones Dazzle

NYT Theater - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:19
Radio City Music Hall successfully merges old-fashioned showmanship and state-of-the-art technology in this year’s Christmas pageant.
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Review: Tim and Tyne Daly Are Dysfunctional Siblings in ‘Downstairs’

NYT Theater - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 21:45
Theresa Rebeck wrote her chilling new domestic thriller with the brother and sister in mind.
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Brace Yourself in Act II: Trigger Warnings Come to the Stage

NYT Theater - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 18:46
A number of American theaters are posting specific and comprehensive advisories about sensitive material, while others are resisting the trend.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: At the Big Apple Circus, Discs Fly and So Do People

NYT Theater - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:13
The Big Apple Circus returns with oversize airborne cranberries, a steamy aerial ballet and a prancing pig.
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The Week in Arts: Bob Dylan, Mahler’s Fifth, ‘The Nutcracker’ Returns

NYT Theater - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:00
Still touring, Dylan is more enigmatic now than ever; see him next at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan for seven gigs.
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Socializing With: Patricia Ione Lloyd, a Playwright With a Taste for Glamour

NYT Theater - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:00
The writer of “Eve’s Song” looks back (at an awkward childhood) and ahead (at her inspirations) while scrolling through her Instagram feed.
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Baltimore ‘Fiddler’ Disrupted by ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’

NYT Theater - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:22
A man was removed from the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore after he loudly yelled pro-Hitler slogans during intermission.
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