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When Monsters Make the Best Husbands

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 19:13
“Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk and the Sheep Have All Jumped the Fences” and “Heaven,” two plays in Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, offer two very different views of marriage.
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Review: ‘Not About Me’ Remembers Decades Shrouded by AIDS

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:54
Eduardo Machado’s autofictional play follows the playwright’s alter ego as he navigates gay life in the 1980s and ’90s.
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Review: A Far-From-Revolutionary ‘Danton’s Death’

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 16:47
A passé take on Georg Büchner’s 1835 play about the French Revolution leans into the worst instincts of the Comédie-Française, our critic writes.
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How Do You Measure a Season on Broadway? In Cast Albums.

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 14:38
From “A Strange Loop” to “Funny Girl,” most Broadway musicals of 2022 were recorded, offering listeners a chance to love or hate them again.
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Edie Landau, Film Producer Ahead of Her Time, Dies at 95

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 17:17
She and her husband invented a model for faithfully adapting acclaimed literature, illuminating an alternate path for independent cinema.
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At Under the Radar, Family Histories Bubble Up With No Easy Answers

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 14:20
The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a second selection of the works on display.
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When Black Characters Double-Deal to Make Ends Meet, It’s Never Enough

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:10
In three Broadway plays this season, a quest for financial stability can’t undo the trauma of the past or dismantle the architecture that places a ceiling on Black futures.
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Book Review: ‘Roald Dahl, Teller of the Unexpected’ by Matthew Dennison

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 07:32
“Teller of the Unexpected,” an elegant new biography, sidesteps the ugly side of the children’s book author while capturing his grandiose, tragedy-specked life.
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What’s Next for the Great Gay Play? Everything.

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 11:19
In recent shows, ideas of gayness are expanding, combining and disappearing all at once.
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As ‘A Strange Loop’ Ends, Its Creator Looks Back on a ‘Supernova’

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 20:12
Michael R. Jackson discussed his Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical, which closed Sunday after a nine-month Broadway run.
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At Under the Radar, Stories Unfold via Sexts, Tweets and Puppeteers

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 15:02
The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a handful of the works on display.
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Paul Mescal in a Streetcar Named Desire

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 08:20
In London, the Irish actor stars as Stanley Kowalski in a deeply empathic version of Tennessee Williams’s 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
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5 Broadway Veterans on Race and Representation in Theater Design

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 18:05
“Theater traffics in unconscious symbolism.” Set designers, lighting designers and a sound designer talk about skin tones, aesthetics and more.
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Frigid Fringe Festival Is ‘Uncensored’ No More After Pulling a Work About Gender

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 17:34
The Frigid Fringe Festival in New York said it would no longer bill itself as “uncensored” after deciding not to move ahead with a performance it deemed anti-trans.
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Shakespeare in the Park Will Stage ‘Hamlet’ This Summer

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 14:04
Ato Blankson-Wood will star as the aggrieved prince in a modern-dress production directed by Kenny Leon.
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‘Here Lies Love,’ an Imelda Marcos Disco Musical, Will Play Broadway

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 08:55
The immersive dance show, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, will arrive this summer after a decade of productions Off Broadway and in London and Seattle.
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The Shed Changes Leadership Structure

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:54
In the face of financial challenges, the arts institution is making adjustments: Alex Poots, its founding artistic director and chief executive, will now just focus on being artistic director.
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Barry Grove to Depart Manhattan Theater Club After 48 Years

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 11:45
During his tenure, the nonprofit supported works that have gone on to earn seven Pulitzer Prizes and nearly 30 Tony Awards.
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A Paris Cabaret Makes Way for ‘Cabaret’

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 06:43
The 1966 American musical has opened at a venue that for decades hosted one of the city’s most famous revue troupes.
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How These Sign Language Experts Are Bringing More Diversity to Theater

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 17:04
As productions increasingly include characters and perspectives from a variety of backgrounds, deaf and hearing people who translate the shows for deaf audiences are trying to keep up.
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