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Soulpepper Looks to Britain for New Executive Director

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:11
After two leaders resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the prominent Canadian theater company will put Emma Stenning in charge
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Prince Harry Joins ‘Hamilton’ Cast Onstage, and Breaks Into Song

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 07:31
Harry sang a line from the hit musical at the end of a charity performance in London on Wednesday.
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A Labor Day Thank You for the Arts

NYT Theater - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 06:00
This holiday weekend we tip our hats to those performers and others who work days, nights and weekends to enrich your cultural experiences.
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Review: In ‘1969: The Second Man’ Buzz Aldrin Is an Unhappy Runner-Up

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:05
The creators of this folk-rock musical about the second man on the moon want us to sympathize with his emotional wound.
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Can Critics Learn to Love the Jukebox Musical?

NYT Theater - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00
They are often Broadway sensations, but jukebox musicals rarely get good reviews. We invited our critics to stop snarking and tell us what they want.
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Mini-Vows: Rave Reviews and a Surprise Ending for a Broadway Star

NYT Theater - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:34
Nikki James met Derk Oosterman four years ago at a bar in Manhattan. Then he moved to London.
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Actors and Writers on Neil Simon: ‘When He Laughed, You Knew You’d Hit His Truth’

NYT Theater - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:33
TV showrunners and comedy stars on what the prolific playwright left behind.
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Review: ‘Sehnsucht’ Navigates the Inexact Science of Nostalgia

NYT Theater - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:45
This dementedly daffy piece of fun, from the theater company TV, will give you a warm glow in the fleeting moment it’s here for a brief run.
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Neil Simon, Broadway Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 91

NYT Theater - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:40
Mr. Simon started out writing for television and later wrote for the movies, but his plays were his biggest successes, among them “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park.”
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An Appraisal: Neil Simon Drew Big Laughs, Then Came a Cultural Shift

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 23:03
Though he remains the greatest American comic playwright, Mr. Simon was standing over a fault line in the culture that eventually pulled him down.
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Review: A Sprawling ‘Days to Come’ Has Everything Except Central Figures

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 17:52
The Mint Theater Company’s revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1936 play is a mishmash of acting styles, tonally uneven and frustratingly unfocused.
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The New York Times Reviews Neil Simon

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:05
Mr. Simon was a prolific chronicler of New York City life. Here’s a look at reviews of “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and other plays and adaptations.
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Neil Simon, a Prolific Writer for Stage and Screen

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:48
Mr. Simon’s name was synonymous with Broadway comedy, and his work in television and film also earned numerous accolades.
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The Last Word: Neil Simon

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 11:55
Neil Simon was one of Broadway’s most successful and bankable writers, writing such hit plays as “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple.”
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Brexit Is Happening. You May as Well Laugh About It.

NYT Theater - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 04:00
Britain’s tortured withdrawal from the European Union is a common theme at the Edinburgh Fringe. Many comedians are trying to go beyond mockery.
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Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Oregon Shakespeare Festival

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:07
Air-quality concerns have cost the theater festival about $2 million in ticket sales and led to cancellations of free outdoor performances.
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Encounters: Marilu Henner, the Former ‘Taxi’ Star, Doesn’t Need a Grocery List

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:31
The 66-year-old actress, who stars in the Broadway musical “Gettin’ the Band Back Together,” remembers everything.
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Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Headed for Broadway

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:24
The latest show built around classic pop songs will run at the Imperial Theater starting next spring.
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You Wrote the Play. Can You Let It Go?

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:00
For playwrights, productions that follow the premiere of their shows can be both exhilarating and frightening as others interpret their words.
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‘Ulster American’ Wins Edinburgh Theater Prize

NYT Theater - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:01
The dark comedy by David Ireland is the winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh award; the Traverse production will get $25,000 toward a New York run.
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