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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A passionate, intellectual drama opens at New Jewish Theatre by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Playwright David Ives gives a 17th-century argument modern resonance

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'Torn Asunder' at Black Rep tells stories of families ripped apart by slavery by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Black Rep world premier "Torn Asunder" is inspired by work of Heather Andrea Williams, specialist in families ripped apart by slavery

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Small lives take a big stage in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tom Stoppard turns 'Hamlet' inside-out for 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

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Monday, April 9, 2018

A tender and disturbing drama closes the West End season by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Love means having to hide and lie in 'Cardboard Piano'

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

'Waitress,' 'Come From Away,' 'Phantom' sequel highlight Fox Theatre's next season by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'Phantom' fans get their sequel, along with other Broadway hits

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Life as a Plastic is fantastic for Broadway 'Mean Girls' star Taylor Louderman by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Taylor Louderman of Bourbon, Mo., stars on Broadway in "Mean Girls," which opens Sunday. The show has been in previews since March 12.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

'Hamilton' rises up to the highest reaches at the Fox Theatre by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Artists combine their talents to create a musical-theater masterpiece

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

'Stiff' explores life with the surprise of disability by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Writer and actor Sherry Jo Ward draws on her own life for 'Stiff'

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Big stars come to wish the Muny 'Happy Birthday' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two May events kick off the centennial celebration

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Good old-fashioned style plays well in Rep's 'Born Yesterday' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Post-war comedy closes the Rep's Mainstage season

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Lottery for $10 'Hamilton' tickets starts April 1 by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Winners will see the acclaimed musical for $10 a ticket

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Actresses in 'The Color Purple' find inspiration at the source by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Three stars sing the praises of Alice Walker's novel

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Jacqueline Thompson is one of St. Louis' most versatile performers by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since she came home in 2013, she's worked frontstage and back

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Friday, March 16, 2018

'As It Is in Heaven' is a simple gift at Mustard Seed Theatre by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Shaker women try to deal with visions in 'As It Is in Heaven'

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Hoboken love story sings to its own music by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Joplin and Nolan shine in a warm-hearted show at Insight.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Whom can you trust when you're 'Caught'? by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Christopher Chen's play lives on the blurry line between reality and art

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

'Hamilton' leads the ranks of spring theater engagements by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There's more coming besides the acclaimed musical playing the Fox

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

St. Louis school wins a R.I.S.E. grant for expenses in theater classes by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

NBC donates $500,000 to school theater programs around the country

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Monday, March 5, 2018

At New Line, 'Anything Goes' looks funnier, sharper and smarter than you may remember by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cole Porter classic finds a great complement in 'Chicago' at the Fox

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Hard choices: Artistic directors make them every year by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Planning a new season depends on instinct and brains, money and luck

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Line sets next season by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The season's sounds take in Broadway, rock, and a kind of operetta

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Alan Knoll by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To Alan Knoll, for the way he explored an uncommonly wide emotional range in “Infected” at Upstream Theater. “Infected” is a one-man drama, so Knoll had nobody to work with or agains…

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Kathleen Wise and Lauren Marcus by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To Kathleen Wise and Lauren Marcus, who play sisters in “The Humans” at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Their short scene together, when the sisters slip away from the family for a p…

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Stephen Henley by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To Stephen Henley for his performance as Malcolm, the butler plus hairdresser in “Red Scare on Sunset” at Stray Dog Theatre. Henley’s portrayal of Malcolm — effeminate, outrageous, u…

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Peggy Billo by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To Peggy Billo for her performance as a vicious, drug-addled, shrewd woman in the Washington University theater department’s production of “August: Osage County.” Most members of the c…

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Ellie Schwetye by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To director Ellie Schwetye, who captured the fascination we all feel when we look at the stars in a key scene in “Silent Sky” at the West End Players. Obviously, no actual stars were inv…

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Annamaria Pileggi by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To director Annamaria Pileggi, who kept the balance taut up to the very last moments of “BlackBird” at the St. Louis Actors’ Studio. A disturbing drama about the sexual abuse of a chil…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

'A Streetcar Named Desire' highlights 2018 Tennessee Williams festival by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The drama takes place in the New Orleans' French Quarter, the theme for this year's events

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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