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Friday, March 16, 2018

A Deaf Romance on Broadway in “Children of a Lesser God” by Michael Schulman

A revival of Mark Medoff’s Tony Award-winning play comes to Studio 54.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Frances McDormand Makes the Oscars Weird Again by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Oscar, and her speech demanding that more women tell their stories in the movies.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Spring Theatre Preview: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “My Fair Lady,” and More by Michael Schulman

Most of the theatre season deals with the lives of mere Muggles.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

The Spring Awakening of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Theatre Kids by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on how the Tony Award-winning rock musical ”Spring Awakening” relates to the experience of the student survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters, Stages His Own Comeback by Michael Schulman

After years of self-imposed exile, the glam rocker returns to the limelight on Broadway, and with a new memoir chronicling a saucy slice of downtown New York.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Road Trip with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren by Michael Schulman

In “The Leisure Seeker,” they play a couple on a Winnebago odyssey. In New York, they did a morning-show blitz. Michael Schulman writes.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Malcolm X’s Daughters Take to the Runway by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the six sisters’ fashion line, which rebrands their father’s message for the pussy-hat era.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Is the Era of #OscarsSoWhite Over? by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the diversity of the 2018 Academy Award nominations and whether the Academy has moved past its #OscarsSoWhite controversy from years past.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Harvesting Farmers  by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about GrowNYC, which teaches students—largely from immigrant populations—how to make a living in agriculture. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama by Michael Schulman

He acts, he sings, he dances. And in his latest role, the 30-year-old, who shot to fame with “Glee,” is the serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

The 2018 Golden Globes: Oprah Leads a Decisive Feminist Takeover by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about Oprah Winfrey and the women of the 2018 Golden Globe ceremony.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Why Beanie Feldstein Loves Playing the Sidekick by Michael Schulman

At a vegan cooking class, “the Bean,” who’s co-starring in “Lady Bird” and in Broadway’s “Hello, Dolly!,” talks theatre camp and her big brother Jonah Hill.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The State of the 2018 Oscar Race by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the odds for films such as “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Shape of Water,” “The Post,” and more in advance of Oscar season.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

The Inspired Nonsense of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” Musical by Michael Schulman

An all-star roster of artists—including John Legend and Cyndi Lauper—supplied original songs for this new Broadway extravaganza, set in Bikini Bottom.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Shin Guards and Tampon Talk at Lincoln Center by Michael Schulman

Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” takes teen-age girl talk to a soccer field at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Uma Thurman Débuts on Broadway in Beau Willimon’s “The Parisian Woman” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews Beau Willimon’s “The Parisian Woman,” starring Uma Thurman in her Broadway début.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Martin McDonagh Plays Pool and Talks Movies by Michael Schulman

The filmmaker and playwright explains what billiards has in common with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Lois Smith Refreshes Her Memory by Michael Schulman

The actress, who got her start as James Dean’s co-star, reflects on “Marjorie Prime,” and remembering.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Kinetic Adaptations of Nineteenth-Century Novels by Michael Schulman

Kate Hamill has turned “Sense and Sensibility” and “Vanity Fair” into fast-paced romps. Now she tackles “Pride and Prejudice.”

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

John Leguizamo’s Latino-History Lecture by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on John Leguizamo’s new one-man Broadway show, ”Latin History for Morons,” in which the actor tries to find a hero for his son’s history project.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

“The Band’s Visit” Translates Those Muted, Indie-Film Longings to Broadway by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit,” starring Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk and based on the 2007 Israeli film.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Brian Selznick Traverses the Panorama by Michael Schulman

The children’s-book author visits the scale model of New York, which plays a starring role in his novel “Wonderstruck.”

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Winter Theatre Preview by Michael Schulman

Mark Rylance returns to Broadway in “Farinelli and the King,” and “Angels in America” arrives from London.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey Muddies the Waters by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the actor Kevin Spacey’s troubling coming-out statement, which was coupled with the actor’s response to a sexual-assault allegation.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Keegan-Michael Key’s Broadway Début by Michael Schulman

The comedian stars in “Meteor Shower,” a play by Steve Martin that combines marital friction and astronomical calamity.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Camping With John Waters and His Band of ‘Filthy Freaks’ by Michael Schulman and Andrew White

The “Pope of Trash” hosts a sleep-away camp in Litchfield County, Conn. Yes, there were marshmallows, polyester and nudity.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Jason Alexander Returns to the Stage by Michael Schulman

The actor had a busy theatre career before “Seinfeld.” Now he’s back, with “The Portuguese Kid.”

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

What Can “Will & Grace” Tell Us in 2017? by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the reboot of the sitcom “Will & Grace,” which brings the characters into the Trump era.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The New Yorker Festival 2017 Spotlight: The Fearless Performances of Glenn Close by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman explores the risk-taking career of Glenn Close, who will appear at The New Yorker Festival, on October 6th.

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Post-Ingénue by Michael Schulman

The searching roles of Carrie Coon.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Cole Escola’s Menagerie of Kitsch by Michael Schulman

The star of the alt-cabaret scene brings his impish humor to Joe’s Pub in “Help! I’m Stuck.”

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