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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: In Centuries-Spanning ‘Bump,’ It’s Always Labor Day by Alexis Soloski

Pregnancy and child birth get laughs in Chiara Atik’s sketch-comedy-inspired play.

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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: With Help From a Gun, a ‘Twelfth Night’ Goes Dark by Alexis Soloski

The Acting Company’s production, which runs through May 27 at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, nods to violence and hits the play’s grimmer notes.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

‘Harry Potter’ Director’s 5 Influences: Kate Bush, Tennessee Williams and More by Alexis Soloski

John Tiffany regularly makes magic on stage, never more than in the Tony-nominated show. But what made him?

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Chekhov on Film: A Playwright Who’s Always Ready for His Close-Up by Alexis Soloski

When his work is adapted for the big screen, you’re liable to see everything from kangaroos in love to cutting French cheekbones.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

From Three Troubled Lives, a Play and a New Family by Alexis Soloski

Lucy Thurber was inspired by two of her students when she wrote “Transfers.” The young men watch the play and then catch up with Ms. Thurber.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony awards 2018: glitzy nominations reflect Broadway's blockbuster year by Alexis Soloski

SpongeBob, Mean Girls and Harry Potter lead the way after a record-breaking year but are the big-budget productions hampering original alternatives?A humble sponge is feeling pretty good rig…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Does Power Corrupt in ‘Henry V’? Absolutely by Alexis Soloski

The production of this history play, by the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, is a provocative choice in a volatile political moment.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Iceman Cometh review – Denzel Washington's mixed return to Broadway by Alexis Soloski

Bernard B Jacobs Theater, New YorkThe Oscar-winner takes lead duties in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s epic downer and while his star power is as bright as ever, the production has proble…

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9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: ‘Sancho: An Act of Remembrance,’ Recalls a British Pioneer by Alexis Soloski

In his solo show, Paterson Joseph plays an 18th-century gentleman said to have been the first black Briton to vote.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review – thrilling Broadway transfer is magic by Alexis Soloski

Lyric Theater, New YorkJK Rowling’s wildly popular stage show has been brought to life again with audacious production design and crowd-pleasing wonderAnyone who tells you that adolescence…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

My Fair Lady review – dazzling Broadway revival is a sweet treat by Alexis Soloski

Vivian Beaumont Theater, New YorkLauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton deliver standout performances in a crowd-pleasing new production of the classic taleA splendiferous layer cake with a b…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Parkland Survivors Get a Broadway Master Class in Healing by Alexis Soloski

Florida students began rehearsing “Spring Awakening” before the Feb. 14 shooting at their high school. They wanted to keep going. The show’s original cast came to support them.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Joan of Arc, Superstar? Not to the Woman Playing Her by Alexis Soloski

In “Saint Joan,” Condola Rashad tackles a classic role. But she’s interested in the woman, not the symbol.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: In ‘Dutch Masters,’ Subway Seatmates, So Close and Yet So Far by Alexis Soloski

Greg Keller’s two-character play encourages the audience to wonder: Just what’s up with that guy nearby?

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Con Men in Tap Shoes Lay Down ‘The Sting’ by Alexis Soloski

Harry Connick Jr. is the star attraction in a jaunty if unremarkable musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mean Girls review – Tina Fey's comedy hits Broadway with a soft landing by Alexis Soloski

August Wilson theatre, New YorkThe stage adaptation of the hit teen film is a jubilant watch but the songs aren’t quite as catchy as they should be and there’s a mean streak missingMean …

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tom Hollander is Starring on Broadway, Poor Guy by Alexis Soloski

He’s gotten great reviews as the comic center of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties.” So why is he worried about his lines, his future and the little finger on his left hand?

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Three Tall Women review – Glenda Jackson's astounding return to Broadway by Alexis Soloski

Golden theatre, New York Edward Albee’s psychodrama spells out the crueller fortunes of life for three ages of the same woman, leavened with some comic sympathyExistential dread comes very…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: A Playful ‘Pygmalion’ from Bedlam? Bloody Likely. by Alexis Soloski

A stripped-down version of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 drama, which is just fine without the music that “My Fair Lady” had.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Lobby Hero review – Chris Evans hits Broadway in tight, timely drama by Alexis Soloski

Hayes Theater, New YorkA stylish production of Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 play is brimming with smart dialogue and fine performances Lobby Hero is a play about the way we justify ourselves to…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frozen review – Disney hit arrives on Broadway with mixed results by Alexis Soloski

St James Theatre, New YorkA likable transfer for the animated phenomenon will please fans but an extended running time highlights a thin plotWant to know the real star of Frozen? That would …

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17 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: In the Mood for ‘Prurience’? Speak Up by Alexis Soloski

At this encounter group, the porn addict to your right or left may be an actor. If only the show’s creators had more self-control.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: ‘Old Stock,’ an Immigrant Love Story Set to Klezmer by Alexis Soloski

In this spry and winning show, a Canadian playwright links the story of her great-grandparents to the refugee crisis of the present.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

The golden couple behind Frozen: 'Letting it go is drinking a bottle of chardonnay' by Alexis Soloski

It’s the grand slam – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony – and Robert Lopez has done it twice. The EGOT champ and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, his wife and co-composer, talk about penning …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville review – Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical is charming but lazy by Alexis Soloski

Marquis Theatre, New YorkAn island-based assembly of the hit-maker’s most loved tracks is an undemanding watch that could have benefited from more nuanceEscape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy…

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16 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend by Alexis Soloski

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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