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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LuPone Goes Back to Community Theater in "Shows for Days" by Robert Kahn

Douglas Carter Beane's remembrance of things past has some solid one-liners and monologues, but he's left Patti LuPone to work without a net.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bruce Norris Goes to a Partner-Swapping Party by Robert Kahn

The author of "Clybourne Park" puts an eloquent gloss on familiar questions about monogamy and free love in the New York premiere of "The Qualms."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sam Waterston Leads a Stylized "Tempest" at the Delacorte by Robert Kahn

As Shakespeare's Prospero, the Public Theater vet is restrained and effective as he settles a score with the traitor brother who stole his dukedom.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

These "Guards at the Taj" Are Just Following Orders by Robert Kahn

Two Imperial soldiers are forced to perform an act of violence in a challenging and graphic new play by the author of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo."

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

With Jim Parsons as God, Bazingas Fly From On High by Robert Kahn

The "Big Bang Theory" star plays the almighty in an amusing, if inconsequential comedy by the writer behind @TheTweetofGod.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Chita Rivera Pays an Eerie "Visit" to Broadway by Robert Kahn

The two-time Tony winner returns to Broadway as the world's wealthiest woman, who will give the destitute people of her hometown a fortune—but there's a favor she asks in return.

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Julie White Leads the Cast of MTC's "Airline Highway" by Robert Kahn

A group of misfits assemble at a seedy hotel to bid farewell to an iconic burlesque performer, in a colorful character study by Lisa D'Amour.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

It's the Bottoms on Top in Easygoing Comedy "Something Rotten!" by Robert Kahn

The Bottom Brothers need to write a hit play, but they're stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rock star William Shakespeare in an over-the-top comedy from the director of "The Book of Mormon."

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Renée Fleming Hits a High Note with "Living on Love" by Robert Kahn

It helps to know a little about opera, but anyone will admire the spectacle of watching the great, celebrated diva in a send-up of great, celebrated divas.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Fun Home" Finds a Place on Broadway by Robert Kahn

A woman learns to see her parents through grown-up eyes in the achingly painful musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic novel.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Dance Lovers Will Always Have "Paris" by Robert Kahn

An American veteran settles in France and meets a beautiful girl in a new musical inspired by the Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron movie.

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O'Hara and Watanabe Lead Respectful Revival of "The King and I" by Robert Kahn

The revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, has just opened at the Vivian Beaumont, with a cast of more than 50.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Matthew Morrison, Talented Tykes Help "Finding Neverland" Get Off the Ground by Robert Kahn

After very public growing pains, the new musical with a score by a pair of U.K. pop kings finally opens at the Lunt-Fontanne.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

David Hyde Pierce Directs a Campy, but Cobwebby Wedding Comedy by Robert Kahn

The "Frasier" star is behind-the-scenes for a musical farce that would fall flat if not for a cast that includes Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Got Troubles? Thomas Cromwell Can Fix Them, in "Wolf Hall" by Robert Kahn

The RSC's epic stage adaptation of the Hilary Mantel novels has settled into the Winter Garden Theatre, where its two parts are performed in repertory.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Gigi" for a New Generation, Starring Vanessa Hudgens by Robert Kahn

The endearing star of the "High School Musical" franchise catches the eye of "Sugar Prince" Corey Cott in a pleasing update of the Lerner and Loewe musical.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

For One Young Man, an Idle Hand is the Devil's Workshop by Robert Kahn

The devout teens of Cypress, Texas, are forced to consider if Satan is in their midst when a teen's hand-built puppet takes on a sinister edge.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review: Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in "Skylight" by Robert Kahn

A young woman and an older man whose affair ended in a white-hot flash attempt to reconnect in David Hare's artfully performed drama.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Elisabeth Moss Brings "The Heidi Chronicles" Back to Broadway by Robert Kahn

Mystique or mistake? The "Mad Men" star is excellent in Wendy Wasserstein's drama as a woman who sets out to have it all, but feels more "stranded" as each year goes by.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Hunchback," at Paper Mill, Has Some Kinks to Work Out by Robert Kahn

The promise of a score by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz is enough to drive musical theater fans into this belfry, but the joint production from two prestigious regional theaters ultimatel…

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Roundabout's "Twentieth Century" Revival Has a Lotta Locomotion by Robert Kahn

The screwball comedy by Coleman, Comden and Green gets its first Broadway revival with whistle-worthy performances by Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Larry David's "Fish" Leaves an Aftertaste by Robert Kahn

The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator makes his Broadway acting and writing debut in a cumbersome comedy that feels like a sitcom episode stretched too thin.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Confront "The Mystery of Love & Sex" by Robert Kahn

The Oscar nominee stars opposite Tony Shalhoub in a gratifying and complex family drama by British playwright Bathsheba Doran.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

In "The Lion," a Young Man Roars Back from Adversity by Robert Kahn

Benjamin Scheuer's coming-of-age musical is a charming piece of theater with a life-affirming message.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Small-Screen Stars Can't Find Love in CSC's Sublime "Country" by Robert Kahn

Love is out of reach for everyone in the first-rate revival of the mid-19th century Ivan Turgenev comedy of manners.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Into the Woods," Off the Big Screen by Robert Kahn

There are just 10 actors and one major set piece in the Fiasco Theater’s inventive Off-Broadway take on the favorite Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine parable.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Review: "Vegas" Has an Ace Up its Sleeve—a Groovy Score by Jason Robert Brown by Robert Kahn

The genial sitcom star is a likable bad guy in a new musical with a jackpot score by "Bridges of Madison County" composer Jason Robert Brown.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Two Stars Shine in "Constellations" by Robert Kahn

Two confident actors, in their Broadway debuts, have their way with Brit writer Nick Payne's clever and complex dialogue.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

10 Unforgettable Theater Performances of 2014 by Robert Kahn and Dave Quinn

NBC4NY theater writers Robert Kahn and Dave Quinn count their favorite theater performances of the year, both on and off-Broadway.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review: Bradley Cooper Transforms Into "The Elephant Man" by Robert Kahn

The two-time Oscar nominee (and one-time "Sexiest Man Alive") humanizes a man few saw fit to treat as human in a forthright, minimalist revival of the 1979 play, also starring Patricia Clark…

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: A Mother Faces Letting Go in Sarah Ruhl's Pleasing "Oldest Boy" by Robert Kahn

Celia Keenan-Bolger is an American mother whose son is believed to be the reincarnation of a Buddhist Lama in Sarah Ruhl's affecting exploration of motherhood.

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