Friday, February 27, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Edward Albee Interview

The conversation ranges from Arena Stage's A Delicate Balance, to the responsibilities of today's audiences and what he'd consider a shooting offense.

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Around "Town"

"Adding Machine" director David Cromer takes a fresh, clarifying look at "Our Town."

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Fostering love in lost youth By Matthew Gilbert

But the movie is also one of the channel's harder-hitting efforts, and it has more specificity and, ultimately, more emotional heft than you generally find in such sociological-minded dramas.

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After Exit From Play Gets No Penalty, Piven Gives Tearful Account By PATRICK HEALY

The actor Jeremy Piven convinced a group of fellow actors that he did not violate his contract when he dropped out of the Broadway play "Speed-the-Plow."

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Sondheim Stalls, Spidey Cools Heels in Broadway's Cash Crisis By Jeremy Gerard

"I've never had to do a backer's audition in my life," said Lapine, who co-wrote and staged Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize- winning "Sunday in the Park With George." "Steve and I were making call…

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In New York, Broadway as Great Walk Way By WILLIAM NEUMAN

The new traffic rules would bar vehicles from Broadway at public plazas in Times Square and Herald Square.

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Show Will Go on: California School Approves 'Rent' By PATRICK HEALY

A high school production of "Rent: School Edition" that had been canceled over concerns about content and the right of the principal to review the script, has been approved.

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Pearl Lang, Dancer and Choreographer, Dies at 87 By JACK ANDERSON

Ms. Lang was a major exponent of Martha Graham's choreography, and founded a distinguished company of her own, the Pearl Lang Dance Theater.

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Rethinking Meryl Streep by Simi Horwitz

Let me say something shocking: Meryl Streep is wildly over praised.
She is not the greatest actress of her generation. Indeed, I've yet to see one Streep performance on stage or on film that's fully believable.

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Uptown Shrine's Upbeat Anniversary By FELICIA R. LEE

Harlem's incubator of talent in jazz, blues, comedy, dance and R&B turns 75.

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Ganymede Revives Short-Lived Stage Act of 'Little Edie' By Ellen McCarthy

It was late 1977 when theater producer Gerald Duval got a call from a manager at the New York cabaret Reno Sweeney.

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Loose Lips By: Brian Scott Lipton

God of Carnage's Marcia Gay Harden, Guys & Dolls' Nick Adams, A Little Night Music's Penny Fuller, and Ruined's Condola Rashad share their thoughts.

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The Hot Seat: Lauren Graham By Allison Williams

The truth comes out-she doesn't actually like belly buttons.

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Betty Rowland, an original 'Minsky's' girl By Mark Medina

The former burlesque dancer, 93, describes a tough but rewarding experience performing during the Depression. And the fan mail keeps coming.

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Kathleen Chalfant interview

Celebrated actress Kathleen Chalfant on her career and her latest role in Albee's A Delicate Balance.

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Humanizing a Gangster By Simi Horwitz

Triple threat Joseph Bologna on 'Lansky' and his career on and offstage

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Chewing the scenery By Eliza Bent

Conni's Avant-Garde Restaurant serves up delish dishes-and theater.

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Scriptease: Jet of Blood By Adam Feldman

Why is Jet of Blood so unstageable, you may ask?

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21st-Century Grover's Corners, With the Audience as Neighbors By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

David Cromer has directed a wonderfully intimate, highly rewarding production of "Our Town."

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Our Town
Review by Matthew Murray

It is as close to perfect as theatre gets.

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Review of Our Town by Matt Windman

Audiences tend to think that "Our Town" is dated and boring. Luckily, a damn good production in town has arrived to remind us of the play's original brilliance.

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Our Town

I think Paul Newman whose last Broadway performance was as the Stage Manager, would love and appreciate David Cromer's unfussy, intimate production

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Our Town
Reviewed by: David Finkle

David Cromer's beautiful staging of Thornton Wilder's play literally brings the audience into the experience.

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The Genius of David Cromer By TERRY TEACHOUT

In a re-imagining of the classic play "Our Town," director David Cromer creates a performance that doesn't feel like a performance at all.

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A walk on the Wilder side By Brendan Lemon

For me the shock of the new Our Town , off-Broadway, is not that David Cromer's staging reinvents Thornton Wilder's 1938 classic, as reviewers last year in Chicago argued, but that it recall…

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Foolproof 'Our Town' Crumbles Under Urban Renewal: John Simon

If ever there was a foolproof American play, it is Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." I have seen professional and amateur productions, college and high-school performances, movie and opera versi…

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Our Town
Review by Marilyn Stasio

The avoidance of sentimentality is admirable, but the almost complete lack of emotion in this performance style is so extreme it amounts to anti-sentiment.

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Our Town - Reviewed by ADAM R. PERLMAN

In director David Cromer's hands, the cozy hamlet of Grover's Corners has become a frosty little town.

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DOUR TOWN by SANDY MACDONALD by SANDY MACDONALD

Uncomfortably spanning several eras, this threadbare revival ends up fit for none

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To Kill a Commission By Frank Rizzo

We wonder what will go through Gov. M.Jodi Rell's mind when she takes in the opening Friday night of Hartford Stage's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Review By FRANK RIZZO

Eventually, that nostalgic glow fades and a separate yet honorable version emerges in helmer Michael Wilson's graceful production, starring Matthew Modine as Atticus Finch.

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Sings At Hartford Stage By SUSAN HOOD

As directed by Michael Wilson, this is a terrific, polished and gripping production.

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THE TWO OF CLUBS By Barbara & Scott Siegel

Iconoclasts in clubs: Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, and Jamie deRoy

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This Beautiful City
Review by Adam Feldman

In less capable hands, the show might have slid into slippery condescension, but Cosson and his company are too smart for that. They're on the side of the angels.

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Chautauqua!
Reviewed by: Adam R. Perlman

The National Theatre of the United States of America's take on the famous lecture circuit is consistently charming.

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Chautauqua! - Reviewed by GWEN OREL

The design of the show adds to a festive mood, yet a theatrical riff on a lecture is still, in the end, a lecture.

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Coming, Aphrodite!

Mary Fulham's Coming, Aphrodite! a musical adaptation of Willa Cather's novella that's worth catching if you like off-beat love stories

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Coming, Aphrodite!
Reviewed by: Andy Propst

This musical adaptation of Willa Cather's story of two artists falling in love is muddled and often awkward.

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Christine Jorgensen Reveals by OSCAR E MOORE

The indelible image of Bradford Louryk as Christine Jorgensen is forever marked in my memory as one of the most fascinating pieces of acting I have ever witnessed.

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Christine Jorgensen Reveals - Reviewed by ROBERT WINDELER

It's not really a play, and "staged documentary" sounds way too dry for this fascinating look at a very famous mid-20th-century figure largely unremembered today.

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The Question House - Reviewed by MARC MILLER

What if you decided to write a comedy whose dialogue consisted almost entirely of questions? That's the exercise Tara Dairman has set for herself. The show is really an extended sketch, but …

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Culture Monster: Review: 'Grand Motel' at Unknown Theater by Philip Brandes

A superb Dennis Christopher brings flamboyant charm and petulance to Cornelius Coffin, a caustic, over-the-hill gay Southern playwright clearly conceived as a latter-day Tennessee Williams, …

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Fire Throws
Review by Paul Menard

Dickstein's swirling hybrid of traditional Balinese choreography and violent modern dance is far more poignant than her script, which lacks the intensity of Sophocles' heightened verse.

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That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play
Review by David Cote

Sheila Callaghan seems to have put third-wave feminism, Gen-Y gender confusion and macho writerly clichés in a blender set to high speed.

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Love/Stories
Review by Adam Feldman

There's more than enough good writing here to make you want to see Moses again.

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Mabou Mines DollHouse
Review by Helen Shaw

This visual correlative for Ibsen's 1879 diagnosis of the modern marriage packs an unusually contemporary punch.

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Soul Samurai
Review by Helen Shaw

Soul Samurai kicks the Vampire Cowboys recipe up a notch; the script has the complexity of a graphic novel, though it hasn't sacrificed its zinelike homemade sweetness.

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In Paradise and She Plundered Him
Review by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Leslie Lyles has the unenviable task of embodying the object of intermingled male desire and disgust in two new one acts

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TONY MIDDLETON at the Metropolitan Room by OSCAR E MOORE

Tony sang with a warmth and a passion and sensitivity that showed off his smooth, lower sultry range, his belting top notes and his easy going, velvety, thick as molasses tones.

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Theater Listings: Feb. 27 - March 5

Selective listings from theater critics of The New York Times.

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