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Review: In a Powerful ‘Hamlet,’ a Fragile Prince Faces His Foes

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 16:41
Alex Lawther makes for an especially riveting hero in Robert Icke’s chic if imperfect modern-dress production at the Park Avenue Armory.
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When an Abortion Story Is Told as a Caper, Thriller or Farce

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 16:29
As Roe falls, new works including a documentary, a feature film and a comedy show disrupt the taboos and clichés around abortion.
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In Munich, Young Directors Offer Horrors Both Real and Fantastical

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 05:31
The Radikal Jung festival transports theatergoers to Russia’s 2014 invasion of eastern Ukraine and an American high school in the Middle Ages.
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‘Titanique’ Review: A Musical Finds Its Sea Legs

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:46
The camp reimagining of the maritime blockbuster revs up into increasing absurdity and Celine Dion songs.
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She’ll Have You at Moo: Milky White and the Power of Puppetry

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:00
She breathes, coughs and mourns, and now the cow puppet that captured hearts in the Encores! “Into the Woods” revival is on Broadway.
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The ‘Most Real Richard III There’s Ever Been’

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 23:00
The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast a disabled actor to play the “deformed, unfinish’d” king for the first time. The choice has been hailed as a landmark moment.
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To Play Hamlet, Alex Lawther Became an ‘Expert on Grief’

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:00
The British actor shares what helped him transform into the doomed Danish prince: French poetry, “Pandemonium,” and postcard art (with breaks for lemon cake).
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‘Chains’ Review: Drab Lives, but Dreaming of More

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:29
A young boarder’s plan to make a new life in Australia unsettles a staid British family in Elizabeth Baker’s 1909 play, revived by the Mint Theater Company.
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Ralph Fiennes to Star in Play About Robert Moses at the Shed

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 12:00
The production of “Straight Line Crazy,” by David Hare, will begin preview performances Oct. 18 and have a nine-week run.
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‘Bodies They Ritual’ Review: Plush Robes and Cults

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:08
Angela Hanks’s new comedy is set in Santa Fe, N.M., where five women of color have traveled for some fancy R&R laced with New Age spirituality.
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On Broadway, One Show Decides to Keep Masks. No, It’s Not ‘Phantom.’

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 23:05
“American Buffalo,” at Circle in the Square, is sticking with masking till it closes, July 10, citing the “proximity of the audience to the actors” and “the staging in the round.”
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Immersed in ‘Stranger Things,’ Then Strolling to Beckett

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:27
Our writer checked out two very different experiences in New York. In Netflix’s TV re-creation, you fight Demogorgons. In “Cascando,” you walk off your existential angst.
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3 Theaters, 3 Plays, One Cast, All at Once

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:25
The Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a mind-boggling logistical challenge that also honors a declining industry in the city.
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‘Epiphany’ Review: A Holiday Party, but What Are We Celebrating?

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 23:44
In this heady Lincoln Center Theater production, Brian Watkins finds laughs and shivers in a pensive gathering of old friends.
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James Rado, Co-Creator of the Musical ‘Hair,’ Is Dead at 90

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 18:07
Working with his fellow writer and actor Gerome Ragni and the composer Galt MacDermot, he jolted Broadway into the Age of Aquarius.
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‘Transparent’ Musical Highlights Center Theater Group Season

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:41
“A Transparent Musical,” with music and lyrics by Faith Soloway, will have its world premiere in May 2023 at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
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‘Lessons in Survival: 1971’ Review: The Past Echoes in the Present

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:18
The writer James Baldwin and the poet Nikki Giovanni are at the center of a crackling work of verbatim theater at the Vineyard Theater.
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Velcro or Snaps? The ABC’s of Stripping for a Cause

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:54
Broadway Bares began as a response to the AIDS crisis. Thirty years later, the one-night-only burlesque spectacle remains a potent, frisky fund-raiser.
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‘Trevor: The Musical’ Review: He’s Coming Out

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:00
A bullied eighth grader learns to shine in this filmed version of the stage musical streaming on Disney+.
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‘Corsicana’ Review: Four Lost Hearts in the Heart of Texas

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:48
In a strange and beautiful new play by Will Arbery, finding happiness is a process of failing upward.
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