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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wendell Pierce Steps Into ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Alexis Soloski

A Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman” has a Black lead for the first time, giving Pierce a chance to step into a role he was “born to play.”

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Making a Meal of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Alexis Soloski

A handful of works deal with the many questions of nourishment and nurture. How we feed. How we are fed.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Review: ‘Marie It’s Time’ Pieces Together a Woman in Fragments by Alexis Soloski

This three-actor play initiates a dialogue with Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck,” examining men’s violence against women.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

‘Remember This’ Review: Finding Strength Amid Moral Failure by Alexis Soloski

David Strathairn is remarkable in a solo show about Jan Karski, who was profoundly changed by what he witnessed during World War II.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

‘I’m Enough’: Gregg Mozgala on His Debut in ‘Cost of Living by Alexis Soloski, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Laura Collins-Hughes and Scott Heller

We spoke to three actors and a playwright — Gregg Mozgala, Bonnie Milligan, Solea Pfeiffer and Noah Diaz — who are taking big shots this season.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Review: In ‘Kate,’ Tracing the Tears of a Clown by Alexis Soloski

The comedian Kate Berlant’s latest experiment, directed by Bo Burnham at the Connelly Theater, positions her as an actress with a semi-traumatic origin story.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Audra McDonald: ‘I go all the way deep down into my truth and sing it’ by Alexis Soloski

The Broadway legend, who has won more Tony awards than any other performer, on what ‘the American songbook’ means to her “I’m trying to get to the truth of why I’m singing this son…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

In ‘Once Upon a (korean) Time,’ Bedtime Stories to Keep You Up at Night by Alexis Soloski

Daniel K. Isaac’s stylistically daring play at La MaMa doesn’t quite fulfill its promise, but it suggests the playwright has more stories to tell.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Review: Finding Community in ‘As You Like It’ by Alexis Soloski

This shimmering Shakespeare adaptation at the Delacorte Theater retains the outline of the original, while making space for songs. You don’t have to sing along, though you may want to.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Patina Miller Chooses High Drama by Alexis Soloski

The Tony-winning Broadway actor has made a career playing powerful women. Her latest is a drug queenpin inspired by 50 Cent’s mother in the newest “Power” series on Starz.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Review: An Adaptation That Needs Tailoring by Alexis Soloski

The new Elton John-Shaina Taub musical, based on the popular film about a fashion-world ingénue and her demanding boss, isn’t yet ready-to-wear.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Review: In ‘Bottom of the Ocean,’ a Deep Dive Into the Soul by Alexis Soloski

Themes of change, death and rebirth abound in this peculiar production, a triumph of style and low-budget ingenuity.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Review: In ‘Mr. Burns,’ Apocalypse Now, With ‘The Simpsons’ and Songs by Alexis Soloski

Anne Washburn’s 2012 play about a post-pandemic society reckoning with loss has not aged at all, our critic writes.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

‘Into the Woods’ Review: Do You Believe in Magic? by Alexis Soloski

The Encores! revival of this fairy-tale musical, with songs by Stephen Sondheim, arrives on Broadway with its humor, wonder and humanity intact.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

‘Dom Juan’ Review: The Perks of Being a Professional Hypocrite by Alexis Soloski

Piety is just a pose in Ashley Tata’s gender-swapped production of Molière’s tragicomedy at Bard’s SummerScape festival.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

‘53% Of’ Review: Zinging Pro-Trump Women, and Everyone Else by Alexis Soloski

A new comedy by Steph Del Rosso starts as a satire of conservatives, then takes aim at progressives. Too bad the jokes barely cut either side.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Immersed in ‘Stranger Things,’ Then Strolling to Beckett by Alexis Soloski

Our writer checked out two very different experiences in New York. In Netflix’s TV re-creation, you fight Demogorgons. In “Cascando,” you walk off your existential angst.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

She Won a Tony. But Deirdre O’Connell ‘Can’t Think About That.’ by Alexis Soloski

We spoke to the veteran actress as she returned to work, preparing for the opening of her new Off Broadway show “Corsicana.”

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Review: In ‘Spindle Shuttle Needle,’ History With Strings Attached by Alexis Soloski

With war as a backdrop, Gab Reisman’s lively comedy is content to hang out with a motley group of women at the dawn of modern capitalism.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Review: In ‘Snow in Midsummer,’ It’s Not Just the Forecast That’s Amiss by Alexis Soloski

Adapted from a 13th-century drama, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s play is part ghost story, murder mystery and family melodrama.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Bedwetter review – Sarah Silverman musical is a crude but kind success by Alexis Soloski

Atlantic Theater, New York The comic’s memoir, about trauma and incontinence, lands on stage after a long delay with wit, depth and fart jokes A musical about trauma, fart jokes and incont…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

‘Dreaming Zenzile’ Review: A Tribute to Mama Africa by Alexis Soloski

The musical is Somi Kakoma’s thank-you note, written across generations, to the South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

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Monday, May 30, 2022

‘Notes on Killing’ Review: For These Puerto Ricans, Promises Never Kept by Alexis Soloski

Mara Vélez Meléndez’s “Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members” ferociously explores the intersection of the personal and the political.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Review: ‘Belfast Girls’ Set Sail, but This Isn’t a Pleasure Cruise by Alexis Soloski

A historical drama revisits a 19th-century scheme in which Irish girls of “good character” were encouraged to immigrate to Australia.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

‘Islander’ Review: Two Young Women Lost and Found at Sea by Alexis Soloski

This gentle musical, a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, combines Scottish folklore and live looping technology.

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With the Volt Festival, the Playwright Karen Hartman Comes Home by Alexis Soloski

59E59 Theaters is putting a spotlight on a midcareer artist whose work has seldom been seen locally.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

A 9-Hour Play? Sit, Eat, Drink, Even Fall Asleep to ‘One Night.’ by Alexis Soloski

Target Margin Theater stages an enchanting riff on “One Thousand and One Nights” inside an old Brooklyn garage. Tea and pastries included, blankets welcome.

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With her ‘Dana H.’ nomination, Deirdre O’Connell recalls a ‘spiritual practice.’ by Alexis Soloski

Lucas Hnath’s play brought the invaluable Off Broadway performer her first Tony Award nomination.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Patti LuPone on ‘Company,’ Sondheim and a Heartbreaking Journey by Alexis Soloski

How did the actress feel after receiving her eighth Tony nomination? “I don’t know. I just woke up. It feels great.”

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Paula Vogel on ‘How I Learned to Drive’ Tony Nominations: ‘I’m Just Thrilled’ by Alexis Soloski

Twenty-five years after it was a hit Off Broadway, the playwright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work debuted on Broadway this season.

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