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Deaf West’s revival of “Spring Awakening” is the only Broadway show opening in September. Other New York theater that looks promising this month: Desire, an evening of plays adapted from Tennessee Williams short stories The Christians by Lucas Hnath the…
Deaf West's revival of "Spring Awakening" is the only Broadway show opening in September. Other New York theater that looks promising this month: Desire, an evening of plays adapted from Tennessee ...
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Sherie Rene Scott’s new play at Second Stage Theater, about an actress teaching a class of murderers at a men’s prison, recalls in at least one unfortunate way her Second Stage show of half a dozen years ago, “Everyday Rapture,” which had a brief Broadway…
Sherie Rene Scott’s new play at Second Stage Theater, about an actress teaching a class of murderers at a men’s prison, recalls in at least one unfortunate way her Second Stage show of half a dozen...
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“Love and Money,” A.R. Gurney’s latest comedy about WASPs, is as deep as dust, and no more solid, but as dust goes, it’s a fine light powder, ground by a craftsman who’s been at it for some four decades, and it’s more likely to tickle than to irritate. In…
“Love and Money,” A.R. Gurney’s latest comedy about WASPs, is as deep as dust, and no more solid, but as dust goes, it's a fine light powder, ground by a craftsman who’s been at it for some four de...
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Theater, the original social media, meets its digital counterparts in form-breaking new live/virtual experiments: “As a theatre artist, I love space,” Whit MacLaughlin is saying as we leave the building that houses both a theatre and the offices of New…
Theater, the original social media, meets its digital counterparts in form-breaking new live/virtual experiments: “As a theatre artist, I love space,” Whit MacLaughlin is saying as we leave the bui...
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After 19 years of the New York International Fringe Festival, which runs this year until August 30, certain Rules for Fringing have emerged (or are they just habits?) 1. First, see shows your friends are in (or wrote.) No matter how bad the show, it isn’t…
After 19 years of the New York International Fringe Festival, which runs this year until August 30, certain Rules for Fringing have emerged (or are they just habits?) 1. First, see shows your frien...
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The fifth Broadway production of The King and I, has a new king — Jose LLana, who returned last month to the musical where he made his Broadway debut 19 years ago, at age 19, as the doomed lover Lun Tha. Now, in his seventh Broadway show, he is starring…
The fifth Broadway production of The King and I, has a new king -- Jose LLana, who returned last month to the musical where he made his Broadway debut 19 years ago, at age 19, as the doomed lover L...
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On Christmas Eve, Sarah and her new boyfriend Sam are enjoying each other’s company, engaging in a philosophical debate about the nature of suffering, when there is a knock on the door; Sarah’s childhood friend Nate is paying her an unexpected visit.…
On Christmas Eve, Sarah and her new boyfriend Sam are enjoying each other’s company, engaging in a philosophical debate about the nature of suffering, when there is a knock on the door; Sarah’s chi...
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Below are a list of 18 shows scheduled to open on Broadway from September 2015 to January, 2016, organized chronologically by opening date.  Pick the one that most excites you. For information on the shows, see my Broadway Fall 2015 preview guide
Below are a list of 18 shows scheduled to open on Broadway from September 2015 to January, 2016, organized chronologically by opening date.  Pick the one that most excites you. For information on t...
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#Ham4Ham, the name for the five-minute performances during the lottery drawings for the Broadway musical Hamilton, began last month with Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping, and roping in other cast members. Now, cast members from other Broadway shows are guest…
#Ham4Ham, the name for the five-minute performances during the lottery drawings for the Broadway musical Hamilton, began last month with Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping, and roping in other cast members...
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The horrific future conjured in “Mercury Fur” – a world piled high with atrocities ranging from the killing of zoo animals to random decapitations to child torture – is clearly meant to shock. But what is unexpected in the New Group’s revival of Philip…
The horrific future conjured in “Mercury Fur” – a world piled high with atrocities ranging from the killing of zoo animals to random decapitations to child torture – is clearly meant to shock. But ...
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Megan McGinnis (Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast, etc.) sings “The Secret of Happiness,” and she and Paul Alexander Nolan (Once, the best thing about Dr. Zhivago) sing “Color of Your Eyes” from the two-character musical Daddy Long Legs, which has taken six…
Megan McGinnis (Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast, etc.) sings "The Secret of Happiness," and she and Paul Alexander Nolan (Once, the best thing about Dr. Zhivago) sing "Color of Your Eyes" from the tw...
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Deaf West Theater’s acclaimed production of “Spring Awakening,” a musical about lost and longing teenagers, is coming to Broadway in September, starring Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and a cast of exciting newcomers, some…
Deaf West Theater's acclaimed production of "Spring Awakening," a musical about lost and longing teenagers, is coming to Broadway in September, starring Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Andy Mientus,...
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I'm a third-generation journalist whose smart phone is smarter than I am; I aim to catch up.  I work as a theater critic, editor and teacher.  I Tweet way too much. I am a freelance writer.
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