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Thursday, September 8, 2016

'Spamilton': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The creator of longrunning satirical series 'Forbidden Broadway' skewers Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster Broadway musical in his latest revue. read more

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'Troilus and Cressida': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In the summer's second Shakespeare in the Park production, the Public Theater tackles this rarely performed play set during the Trojan War, with a cast that includes Louis Cancelmi, Corey St…

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

'Cats': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

British pop star Leona Lewis headlines the ensemble of this first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking 1981 musical. read more

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Motown: The Musical': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The story of Berry Gordy and his iconic Detroit record label returns to Broadway in this jukebox musical showcasing dozens of Motown classics. read more

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Monday, July 18, 2016

'Privacy': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Daniel Radcliffe plays a young writer who learns about the insidious effects of technology in this British play receiving its U.S. premiere at the Public Theater. read more

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

'Runaways': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Encores! Off-Center series revives Elizabeth Swados' groundbreaking 1978 musical, which featured a 13-year-old Diane Lane in its original incarnation. read more

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

'Out of the Mouths of Babes': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey star in Israel Horovitz's new comedy about four women who gather for their former lover's funeral. read more

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Shining City': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Matthew Broderick stars in this off-Broadway revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre of Conor McPherson's 2004 drama about unmoored Dubliners. read more

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Beth Behrs of '2 Broke Girls' stars in Halley Feiffer's caustic comedy about two mismatched people who meet in their ailing mothers' shared hospital room. read more

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Monday, June 6, 2016

'War': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Family tensions escalate after a matriarch suffers a stroke in the latest provocative drama by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, author of 'An Octoroon' and 'Gloria.' read more

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

'Paramour': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Cirque du Soleil's first-ever show created especially for Broadway has been grossing north of $1 million a week in previews. read more

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'The Total Bent': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony Award-winning 'Passing Strange,' collaborate on their latest musical project at the Public Theater. read more

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'Incognito': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Charlie Cox of Netflix's 'Daredevil' and Geneva Carr, a Tony nominee last year for 'Hand to God,' appear in this new brain-teasing play by Nick Payne, author of 'Constellations.'read more

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Monday, May 23, 2016

'Hadestown': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' director Rachel Chavkin delivers a similarly immersive staging of Anais Mitchell's acclaimed concept album based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and …

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Critic's Notebook: Broadway's 'The King and I' Gets New Leads by Frank Scheck

Daniel Dae Kim of 'Lost' and 'Hawaii Five-O' makes his Broadway debut opposite Marin Mazzie, creating fresh sparks in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning revival. read more

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'Turn Me Loose': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

'Scandal' regular Joe Morton plays legendary comedian Dick Gregory in this bio-play produced by singer John Legend. read more

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

'The Ruins of Civilization': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

A couple living in a futuristic society open their home to a stranger in this world premiere play by Penelope Skinner.read more

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

'The Judas Kiss': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Rupert Everett stars in this new production from director Neil Armfield of David Hare's 1998 play about Oscar Wilde. read more

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'Indecent': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Paula Vogel's new play with music tells the story behind Sholem Asch's controversial 1907 Yiddish play 'God of Vengeance.'read more

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

'Daphne's Dive': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail stages this new drama from Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, tracking the patrons of a Philadelphia bar over nearly two decades. read more

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

'Do I Hear a Waltz?': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Melissa Errico stars in the Encores! production of the 1965 Richard Rodgers/Stephen Sondheim musical based on the Arthur Laurents play that also inspired David Lean's classic film "Summertim…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Tuck Everlasting': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

An 11-year-old-girl encounters a family who will live forever in this Broadway musical adapted from Natalie Babbitt's classic children's book. read more

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Frank Langella Talks About Losing His Mind Eight Times a Week on Broadway (Q&A) by Frank Scheck

"I would just say it's an occupational hazard," says the three-time Tony Award winner of playing an elderly man with dementia in 'The Father.' read more

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Monday, April 4, 2016

'Antlia Pneumatica': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

A group of old friends gather together to host a wake in Anne Washburn's supernatural-tinged drama, which features Annie Parisse and Rob Campbell. read more

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'Henry IV Part I,' 'Henry IV Part II,' 'Henry V': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings.' read more

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

'1776': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Santino Fontana stars as John Adams in the Tony-winning 1969 musical about the Founding Fathers, which Lin-Manuel Miranda credits as his inspiration for 'Hamilton.'read more

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

'The Effect': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Directed by David Cromer, this U.S. premiere by 'Enron' playwright Lucy Prebble follows two volunteers in a clinical antidepressant drug trial who fall in love. read more

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

'Ironbound': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Marin Ireland plays a struggling Polish immigrant in Martyna Majok's gritty, New Jersey-set drama, which also features Shiloh Fernandez. read more

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

'White Rabbit Red Rabbit': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

A different star performs weekly in this experimental solo play in which the actor is seeing the script for the first time when he or she steps onstage. read more

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

'Southern Comfort': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Annette O'Toole plays the dying patriarch of a transgender family in this musical adaptation of the 2001 documentary, a Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance. read more

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

'Boy': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Bobby Steggert stars in Anna Ziegler's play about a man struggling with transgender issues as a result of being raised as a girl after a childhood accident. read more

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