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Review: No Battle of Wits in This Mild ‘Man for All Seasons’

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:57
In a new revival, Henry VIII lacks grandeur and Cromwell cunning. Without worthy adversaries, Sir Thomas More’s dilemma never delivers the drama.
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Sara Bareilles Sang ‘She Used to Be Mine.’ Now Fans Are Making It Theirs.

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:16
The song, written for the pregnant protagonist of “Waitress,” has been claimed, unexpectedly, by men, children and singers of all sorts.
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At the Paris Opera, a Biblical Tale Told With Rothko and Children

NYT Theater - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 11:45
The director Romeo Castellucci explains some of the striking imagery in his staging of Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio.”
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It’s a Theater, With Craft Beer and D.J.s Until 6 a.m.

NYT Theater - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 04:00
The Yard in East London is bringing young people to theater with programming that mixes avant-garde stage productions and club nights.
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7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 15:32
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:00
The director’s new film, “High Flying Bird,” stars André Holland as a fast-talking basketball agent who proposes a bold business move to his rookie client.
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The Producer Has a History. So Does This Civil War-Era Musical.

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 03:55
“Paradise Square” is the most expensive show Berkeley Repertory Theater has ever done. Its creators are prestigious, its major patron notorious.
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Wait —: Wait — ‘Cats’ Is Crazy

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:19
Taylor Swift’s movie role brings T.S. Eliot’s part-gibberish poems for kids to life.
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On Comedy: Instead of Killer Punchlines, Killer Choruses

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:31
In a loose-knit scene packing audiences into intimate New York spaces, comedians are getting big laughs with original songs.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead One-Night ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:00
Mr. Miranda will play King Arthur on March 4, with the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Lincoln Center Theater.
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Another Go for Charles and Di, This Time With Music

NYT Theater - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 02:00
The creators of “Memphis,” including a longtime member of Bon Jovi, are behind the new show that explores the fallout from a seemingly fairy-tale marriage.
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Review: In ‘God Said This,’ a Hot Mess of a Daughter Heads Home

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:59
A prizewinning play by Leah Nanako Winkler puts the traditional “crazy family” dramedy in a new social and racial setting.
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Who Needs a Super Bowl Ad? Skittles Ups the Ante With a Broadway Musical

NYT Theater - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:11
Michael C. Hall, Will Eno and Sarah Benson team up for an unlikely, but very real production of “Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical.”
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Critic’s Pick: Review: An Aching Ode to Jerome Robbins’s Lost New York

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 16:11
For this essential New York choreographer’s centenary, a Public Library exhibition full of the joy and anxiety of postwar Manhattan.
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Review: ‘Master of the Crossroads’ Embraces Irrationality

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:35
The show, written and directed by Paul Calderon, begins intensely and continues on a harrowing, one-way trip to hell.
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John Malkovich to Play Harvey Weinstein-Like Character in West End

NYT Theater - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:54
“Of course it might upset people who’ve experienced the kind of treatment that the play describes,” Malkovich told the BBC. “But what can I do about that?”
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Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:30
The show, which uses Ms. Morissette’s song catalog to tackle sexual violence and addiction, had a sold-out run in Massachusetts last year.
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An Appraisal: Swept Up in the Whirlwind Known as Michel Legrand

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:28
The singer Melissa Errico recalls the mix of wild energy and plaintive emotion that made the composer so enthralling to be around.
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Reporter’s Notebook: ‘DAU’ Has Finally Opened in Paris. Does It Live Up to the Hype?

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:51
The immersive experience, with its frequent problems yet mounting mystique, is beginning to court comparisons with the Fyre Festival.
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Review: In ‘Joan,’ a Photographer Tries to Focus Her Past

NYT Theater - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:26
Stephen Belber’s time-traveling drama, starring Johanna Day, connects the dots of woman’s conflicted existence during six decades.
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