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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Week Ahead: ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ Grunts Again by Steven McElroy

Well received last year, Bess Wohl’s Off Broadway play about six characters at a silent retreat starts a new run at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What Do a Dating Game and Shakespeare Have in Common? Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Steven McElroy

The festival announced the 3,269 productions in its 2016 program on Wednesday. Almost 300 venues across the Scottish capital are taking part.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Week Ahead: ‘Shining City’ Reappears, This Time With Matthew Broderick at Irish Rep by Steven McElroy

Mr. Broderick stars in this Off Broadway revival of Conor McPherson’s hit as a man whose wife’s ghost won’t leave him alone.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

59E59 Announces Season by Steven McElroy

“Game of Thrones” star Jack Gleeson will star in a play at 59E59 Theaters this summer.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Under the Brooklyn Bridge, a Big Top Goes Up by Steven McElroy

NoFit State Circus, from Cardiff, Wales, is making its North American debut with “Bianco.”

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Friday, April 8, 2016

‘Exit Strategy,’ a Theatrical Import From Chicago by Steven McElroy

Ike Holter’s play about the final days of a failing urban high school is in previews at Cherry Lane Theater.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Edinburgh Festival to Feature Shakespeare and a ‘Menagerie’ Return by Steven McElroy

Among the offerings: "Richard III" and a 1970s riff on "Twelfth Night."

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Week Ahead: ‘The Effect,’ by Lucy Prebble, Comes to the Barrow Street Theater by Steven McElroy

A clinical trial leads to passion in this play directed by David Cromer.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

400 Years After Shakespeare’s Death, Tributes Begin by Steven McElroy and Erik Piepenburg

Cities around the world plan festivals to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death — which falls, serendipitously, on his birthday.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

For Director Lileana Blain-Cruz Things are Going Swimmingly by Steven McElroy

In addition to Lucas Hnath’s play “Red Speedo,” Ms. Blain-Cruz’s spring also includes directing works by Alice Birch and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Brits Off Broadway Festival Announces Lineup by Steven McElroy

The festival will run April 19-July 3 and feature nine New York premieres.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Week Ahead: Mark Rylance, Onstage Again in ‘Nice Fish’ by Steven McElroy

Mr. Rylance heads to St. Ann’s Warehouse in a production about two men ice-fishing and pondering big questions.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Brooklyn Theater Company Heads to Edinburgh International Festival by Steven McElroy

The Team will partner with the National Theater of Scotland for a new show at the festival in August.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Week Ahead: Stephen Karam Makes Broadway Debut With ‘The Humans’ by Steven McElroy

Mr. Karam’s 2011 play, “Sons of the Prophet,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ArtsBeat: Shona McCarthy New Head of Edinburgh Fringe by Steven McElroy

Shona McCarthy succeeds Kath Mainland as chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Week Ahead: Christmas Events, Traditional and Not by Steven McElroy

There are the Rockettes, of course, and “Elf the Musical” but also “Santastical: A Very Merry Twistmas.”

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cameron Scoggins Brings the ‘Bro’ to a Very Strange Family in ‘Hir’ by Steven McElroy

He portrays a tightly wound former Marine in this production at Playwrights Horizons.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Carson Elrod Wears a New Comic Hat While Facing Fashions of the Future by Steven McElroy

A comic actor continues his Manhattan comedy streak onstage with Nick Jones’s “Important Hats of the Twentieth Century.”

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Snapshot: Lauren Pritchard on Her Musical Childhood and Her New Show, ‘Songbird’ by Steven McElroy

This singer-songwriter is also touring for a recent EP, “Comeback Queen.”

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Week Ahead: A.R. Gurney’s ‘Sylvia’ Prepares to Open on Broadway by Steven McElroy

The comical love story stars Annaleigh Ashford as a dog owned by Matthew Broderick.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

‘Up and Away,’ for Young Audiences Who Don’t Want Surprises by Steven McElroy

Trusty Sidekick’s new theater production, about a family’s hot-air balloon ride, was created for children with autism.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Week Ahead: ‘Spring Awakening,’ in Time for Fall by Steven McElroy

The highly anticipated opening of this rock musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theater will be the first of over a dozen opening nights in the next couple of months.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Night Out With: Penny Arcade is Still a Force in Edinburgh by Steven McElroy

The pink-haired former Warhol superstar just completed a show at the annual fringe festival.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Theater Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond by Steven McElroy

The coming theater season will look forward to a possible future king and look back to some of Arthur Miller’s works.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Offers Stories That Are More Personal, Less Political by Steven McElroy

Intimate struggles — autism, depression, cancer — were significant themes among the theater offerings at this festival.

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Play About Incarcerated Women Wins Best of Edinburgh Award by Steven McElroy

Catrina McHugh's “Key Change,” directed by Laura Lindow, was commissioned by a development company in England that specializes in work with prisoners.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Week Ahead: In Genevieve Hulme-Beaman’s ‘Pondling,’ a Girl Who Only Looks Innocent by Steven McElroy

Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, starting this week, includes this dark play and Fishamble’s “Little Thing, Big Thing.”

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Last Year’s Fringe Festival Successes Look Back by Steven McElroy

Playwrights and producers discuss whether having been in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival was worth all the time, effort and money.

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10 Shows to Watch for at This Year’s New York Fringe Festival by Steven McElroy, Erik Piepenburg and Scott Heller

“Elaine Stritch: Still Here,” “Exact Change” and “Naked Hamilton” are among the shows in this year’s FringeNYC, which opens on Friday.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

James Lecesne of the Trevor Project, Inhabiting Lives and Saving Them by Steven McElroy

The actor and writer is appearing Off Broadway in his solo show “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”

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