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Monday, June 27, 2022

When an Abortion Story Is Told as a Caper, Thriller or Farce by Amanda Hess

As Roe falls, new works including a documentary, a feature film and a comedy show disrupt the taboos and clichés around abortion.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

The ‘POTUS’ Playwright Is Making a Farce of the Patriarchy by Amanda Hess

“POTUS” will be the writer Selina Fillinger’s Broadway debut. “I really didn’t feel like I needed to do any research. I have been all of those women,” she said.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker Spend the Night Together by Amanda Hess

In Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite,” they are playing three different couples — and are seeing more of one another than ever.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Wild Woman Awakens by Amanda Hess

The 1992 feminist sensation “Women Who Run With the Wolves” has returned, as a new generation of artists embrace women’s bodies in all their hormonal, bloody glory.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Tina Turner Is Having the Time of Her Life by Amanda Hess

A Swiss chateau. A Broadway musical all about her. And absolutely nothing she has to do.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Critic’s Notebook: The Broadway Musical Has a Man Problem by Amanda Hess

From “Kiss Me, Kate” to “Tootsie,” shows old and new are working to reflect today’s gender politics. Women fare better, but what about the mediocre men?

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Make You Laugh So Hard It Hurts by Amanda Hess

The writer-actress behind the wild, disorienting comedy of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” is bringing her sneak-attack humor to New York.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Staging Reality Winner: An F.B.I. Transcript Becomes an Offbeat Thriller by Amanda Hess

In the 2017 interrogation that resulted in a leaking charge, the creators of “Is This a Room” found a fascinating mix of the surreal and the banal.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lesley Manville Has Waited Long Enough by Amanda Hess

England’s hardest-working actress finally gets her star moment in America, playing Mary Tyrone in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored. by Amanda Hess

Actors like Daniel Dae Kim, Constance Wu, BD Wong and Aziz Ansari have become frank critics of their industry, calling out Hollywood for “whitewashing.”

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