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Morrissey to Stage Seven-Night Broadway Residency in May

NYT Theater - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:40
The former frontman of the Smiths, Morrissey will become the latest high-profile musician to take to a Broadway stage when he performs a career retrospective.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Family Divide Haunts Heart-Rending ‘Suicide Forest’

NYT Theater - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:45
Kristine Haruna Lee’s gorgeously complex play is made up of sharp vignettes that open up to explore Japanese-American identity.
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Jackie Sibblies Drury Wins the Blackburn Prize for ‘Fairview’

NYT Theater - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:00
The Brooklyn-based playwright, who is 37, earned the $25,000 prize for her play that deals with race and family.
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Katherine Helmond, ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ Star, Dies at 89

NYT Theater - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:13
Before she found fame on two long-running television series, Ms. Helmond was a well-regarded stage actress.
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Review: In ‘Recent Alien Abductions,’ Anguish Is a Driving Force

NYT Theater - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 21:45
A dissection of an episode of “The X-Files” is the jumping-off point for an exploration of a fragile and tortured identity.
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John O’Neal, 78, Champion of Theater in the Deep South, Dies

NYT Theater - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:22
A founder of the Free Southern Theater in 1963, he was as eager to hear his audiences’ stories as he was to perform.
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‘Mockingbird’ Producer Reconsiders, Letting Local Plays Go Forward

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 19:22
Facing criticism for making regional theaters cancel productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scott Rudin said he would let them go on, using the new Aaron Sorkin script.
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American Repertory Theater Will Move to Boston With Help of $100 Million Gift

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:01
The A.R.T., one of the nation’s leading regional theaters, is currently housed at Harvard in Cambridge, across the Charles River from its planned new home.
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Carnegie Hall Festival to Celebrate Migration and America

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 16:01
Irish folk, Yiddish sounds and the blues will be featured. And more than 100 events by other organizations are being held in conjunction with the festival.
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Review: In ‘The Price of Thomas Scott,’ Puritanism Prevails

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:02
The Mint Theater Company brought back Elizabeth Baker’s drama from 1913 as part of a project dedicated to the British playwright.
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Modern Love: The Tallest Man I Ever Loved

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:39
When manifesting a boyfriend, maybe don't start with the physical — or date the competition.
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The Week in Arts: Elton John, Ethan Hawke, ‘Imagining Madoff’

NYT Theater - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:00
With over 100 performances to come in his long goodbye tour, Elton John returns to New York City this month to play four nights.
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Review: ‘Superhero,’ a Comic-Book Musical Too Flimsy to Fly

NYT Theater - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:45
Look! Up on the stage! It’s a show with good intentions (and a “Dear Evan Hansen”-like setup) that can’t rise above its cartoonish plot.
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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYT Theater - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:00
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Legal Threats From Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ Sink Productions Around the Country

NYT Theater - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:00
Some community theaters have canceled productions of the play after receiving legal warnings that theirs cannot go on at the same time as the one in New York.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ to Start Offering Classes

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 23:18
The Freestyle Love Supreme Academy plans to begin offering classes in New York, starting with foundations of freestyle.
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‘Eat the Devil’ Review: Sex Dolls, Wormholes and a Stand for Nihilism

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:32
This gleefully but fatally overloaded play riffs on sci-fi, time-travel and airplane-disaster movies, while sending up our screen-obsessed culture.
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A ‘Tradition’ Omission: I Had Never Seen ‘Fiddler’ Until Now

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 03:16
Growing up in a traditional Jewish household made the legendary musical a piece to resent, not embrace. So much has changed since.
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Review: Lost on a Magical Mystery Tour in ‘Alice by Heart’

NYT Theater - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 21:45
This directionless new musical, set in Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland and a London subway station, challenges its audience’s willingness to make believe.
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Mark Bramble, Book Writer of Broadway’s ‘Barnum,’ Dies at 68

NYT Theater - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 16:52
A Broadway jack-of-all-trades, Mr. Bramble also collaborated on the book for the 1980s blockbuster “42nd Street” and directed its Broadway revival.
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