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Monday, May 25, 2015

Out of the O.R., Back Onto the Stage by ERIC GRODE

T. R. Knight, formerly of “Grey’s Anatomy,” takes a David Mamet play to Broadway.

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Bong Bong Bong Against the Walls, Ting Ting Ting in Our Heads Tracks Mentally Afflicted Youths by Eric Grode

A show like Dario D'Ambrosi's Bong Bong Bong Against the Walls, Ting Ting Ting in Our Heads is essentially critic-proof. Even Addison DeWitt might...

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Theater Review | 'Three Women' and 'Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath': Seeking Sylvia Plath, in Her Own Words and Someone Else’s by ERIC GRODE

“Three Women,” a play by Plath, and “Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath,” about her life, are at 59E59Theaters.

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Theater Review: The Female Scientist, the Biggest Secret by ERIC GRODE

Anna Ziegler’s “Photograph 51,” at Ensemble Studio Theater, examines the contributions by Rosalind Franklin to the race to discover DNA.

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Building Character: Michael Shannon by Eric Grode

How the Oscar nominee surfs the chaos of Mistakes Were MadeWelcome to Building Character, TDF’s ongoing series about how actors and how they create their rolesThe bipolar truth-teller …

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Theater Review | 'Wintuk': Acrobatics Amid Flakes: It’s Cirque du Snowfall by ERIC GRODE

In “Wintuk,” Cirque du Soleil weds its customary hypergymnastics to a boy’s quest for snow.

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In 12 Plays, 150 Years of Afghan History by ERIC GRODE

Four playwrights and the Tricycle Theater’s artistic director discuss “The Great Game: Afghanistan.”

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In 12 Plays, 150 Years of Afghan History by ERIC GRODE

Four playwrights and the Tricycle Theater’s artistic director discuss “The Great Game: Afghanistan.”

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Theater Review | 'Wintuk': Acrobatics Amid Flakes: It’s Cirque du Snowfall by ERIC GRODE

In “Wintuk,” Cirque du Soleil weds its customary hypergymnastics to a boy’s quest for snow.

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Taking Schubert for a Wild Joy Ride by ERIC GRODE

The origins of “Three Pianos,” a rowdy mash note to Schubert at New York Theater Workshop, go back either 2 or 185 years.

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Theater Review | 'Looking at Christmas': Holiday Windows Dress Up a Romance by ERIC GRODE

In “Looking at Christmas,” a writer and an actress meet in front of Bloomingdale’s on Christmas Eve and begin a holiday tour, exchanging pop-culture minutiae all the way.

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Theater Review | 'Korach: The Biblical Anarchist': A Man So Stubborn He Wouldn’t Listen Even to Moses by ERIC GRODE

Judith Malina, legendary co-founder of the Living Theater, tells the biblical story of the rebellious Korach as a prototype for anarchists through the ages.

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High and Lowbrow With Under the Radar by Eric Grode

How the fest celebrates everything from Beckett to Van DammeEvery January, just as a sizable number of Broadway theatres find themselves without inhabitants, off-Off Broadway basks in an exp…

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Theater Review | 'Honey Brown Eyes': When War Begins, Nothing Is Normal by Eric Grode

Stefanie Zadravec’s “Honey Brown Eyes,”set in Bosnia in 1992, explores the terrors of war.

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The Curious Career of David Auburn by Eric Grode

The “Proof” playwright David Auburn has adapted for the stage a forgotten 1906 comedy of manners, “The New York Idea.”

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Theater Review | 'Midnight in Havana': Last Call for Cabaret Nights in Cuba by Eric Grode

“Midnight in Havana” depicts the final hours before the end of the Cuban revolution.

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Theater Review | 'Flipzoids': In Their Minds, an Ocean Keeps Them Apart by Eric Grode

Ching Valdes-Aran reprises her role as an elderly immigrant missing the old country in the Ma-Yi Theater production of “Flipzoids.”

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Brian Cox’s “Championship Season” by Eric Grode

The vaunted actor discusses the dark side of his latest Broadway roleBrian Cox hates sports.“I'm completely antithetical to them,” says the burly Scottish actor, who has assemble…

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Theater Review | 'A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians': In Poland, at Mercy of Weirdos by Eric Grode

In the Polish novelist Dorota Maslowska’s play “A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians” at Abrons Arts Center, the seemingly nihilistic title couple are not without…

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Battle-Honed Commander Unleashes Pirates by Eric Grode

B. H. Barry, a master of stage fighting, is directing a sword-studded version of “Treasure Island,” aimed at younger audiences.

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Enjoying the “Vieux Carre” by Eric Grode

With the Wooster Group’s latest production, Scott Shepherd extends his downtown legacyUpon his first exposure to Gatz, Elevator Repair Service's six-hour, word-for-word staging of F. S…

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Theater Review | 'Cactus Flower': Honey, I’m Married, and Here’s My Wife by Eric Grode

A witless revival of the 1965 sex farce “Cactus Flower” opened at the Westside Theater Upstairs.

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Festivals in Review: Warring Relatives and Joking Rabbis by Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, Eric Grode and Jason Zinoman

Four plays at two New York festivals, Under the Radar and Coil, offer a range of themes, styles and even language.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Amiri Baraka’s Play About W. E. B. Du Bois, via Woodie King Jr. by Eric Grode

The New Federal Theater production of “Most Dangerous Man in America,” which tells the story of Du Bois’s early-1950s trial, stars Art McFarland, the former WABC reporter.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tam Mutu, on Broadway at Last, in ‘Doctor Zhivago’ by Eric Grode

Mr. Mutu, who has several high-profile musical credits in London’s West End, talks about headlining the musical, which is opening at the Broadway Theater.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

In ‘Living on Love,’ Renée Fleming Takes a Humorous Broadway Turn by Eric Grode

The process of getting this soprano to Broadway took years. “Every major step forward in my career has involved some sense of taking a risk,” Ms. Fleming said.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jeff Augustin on Haiti, Voodoo and Roundabout Underground by Eric Grode

“Little Children Dream of God,” Mr. Augustin’s new play about an immigrant who’s 11 months pregnant, was originally set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In ‘Fashions for Men’ and ‘Everything You Touch,’ Clothes Are a Main Player by Eric Grode

“Fashions,” set in a Budapest haberdashery between the word wars, and “Everything,” a decades-hopping fashion fantasia, use costumes to grab the audience’s attention.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Chinese Mystery, Film-Noir Style by Eric Grode

Inside Damon Chua’s sleek play Film Chinois — Move over, August Wilson. Damon Chua is halfway toward replicating your century-spanning theatre project. True, Chua doesn’t f…

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Snapshot: Rebecca Benson of ‘Let the Right One In’ by Eric Grode

Rebecca Benson plays Eli, the vampire in a love relationship, in the Scottish National Theater’s production of “Let the Right One In.”

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ilona Jantti and Finnish Aerialism at Circus Now by Eric Grode

The Finnish aerialist Ilona Jantti is scheduled to perform in “Muualla/Elsewhere” as part of the Circus Now festival.

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