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Thursday, January 26, 2023

‘Without You’ Review: Anthony Rapp’s Seasons of Love, and Loss by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The actor, who starred in the original Broadway run of ‘Rent,’ reflects on the show’s early days and dealing with the grief of his mother’s death.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Monica Bellucci Tries on the Dress, and Life, of Maria Callas by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The film star embodies one of opera’s greatest divas in the solo show “Maria Callas: Letters & Memoirs,” coming to the Beacon Theater.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

‘The Immortal Jellyfish Girl’ Review: A 26th-Century Love Story by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Featuring a lobster telephone and a robot boy with batlike wings, this puppet romance set in a future post-ecological collapse succeeds on its own weird terms.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Review: ‘Not About Me’ Remembers Decades Shrouded by AIDS by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Eduardo Machado’s autofictional play follows the playwright’s alter ego as he navigates gay life in the 1980s and ’90s.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

At Under the Radar, Family Histories Bubble Up With No Easy Answers by Jesse Green, Laura Collins-Hughes and Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a second selection of the works on display.

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Friday, December 9, 2022

‘Off Peak’ Review: Caught in Limbo on the Northbound Track by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Two passengers share more than just an eerie commute aboard a train headed upstate.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

‘Dick Rivington & the Cat’ Review: A Civic-Minded Holiday Treat by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This wacky family show respects the codes of the British holiday tradition known as panto, which means playfully not holding anything back.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Review: ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Makes for a Morose Neil Diamond Musical by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In the new Broadway show, Will Swenson plays the superstar, who seems perpetually dissatisfied, as if on a quest — but for what?

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Friday, December 2, 2022

‘Ain’t No Mo’’ Review: After Great Tribulation, an Exodus of Black Citizens by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In Jordan E. Cooper’s biting satire, Black Americans descended from slaves are offered one-way airfare to Africa.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dramatizing the Story of a Gay Mid-Century Tattoo Artist Who Was So Much More by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“Underneath the Skin,” a theater piece by John Kelly, meditates on the life of Samuel Steward, who always lived boldly when others dared not.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

‘The Rat Trap’ Review: Together for Better, but Mostly for Worse by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Noël Coward’s bleak portrait of a collapsing marriage between two artists has its American premiere at New York City Center.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Review: In ‘Sandra,’ a Search for a Friend Leads to Self-Discovery by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In the playwright David Cale’s thriller, a woman looking for a vanished friend discovers a new sense of self.

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

‘The Old Man & the Pool’ Review: Wading Into Mike Birbiglia’s Comfort Zone by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The comedian once again proves his virtuosity as a narrator, weaving a new harrowing tale in his latest Broadway show.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Anne Bogart Is Not Entirely Retiring by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“I think that the legacy is more how we offer a model for future young companies,” Bogart said of the theater company she leads, which is ending its producing activities.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

For ‘KPOP,’ a Broadway Transfer Is More Like a Reinvention by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The show’s creative team talks about revamping the immersive Off Broadway hit so that it moves “around the audience” at Circle in the Square Theater.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

In a Marathon of One-Act Plays, Boundaries Are Pushed and Pulled by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Ensemble Studio Theater’s 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays showcases what can be accomplished in short-form productions, and how, in some cases, they hem ideas in.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

‘Hound Dog’ Review: A Soul-Searching Journey Strays Off Course by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Melis Aker’s new play with music, presented by Ars Nova and PlayCo., follows a musical prodigy without drive or passion.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

‘Chushingura — 47 Ronin’ Review: A Sprawling Tale of Loyalty by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The palace intrigue behind a mythic battle from 18th-century Japan is the subject of this bilingual play in Manhattan.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lars Eidinger Might Be the Greatest German Actor You’ve Never Heard Of by Elisabeth Vincentelli

He might be the greatest Shakespearean actor you’ve never heard of. At last, New Yorkers will get to see his no-holds-barred portrayal of Hamlet in Thomas Ostermeier’s production at BAM.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Review: In ‘Everything’s Fine,’ the Discomfort of Adolescence by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In Douglas McGrath’s one-man show, his account of an experience as a teenager unfurls with the can’t-look-away quality of a slow-motion crash.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Kate Nash Keeps Getting Back Up. This Time, Off Broadway. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

After the twists and turns of a pop career, the British singer-songwriter adds a new string to her bow: musical composer.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Melissa Etheridge and Jill Sobule Bring Their Whole Lives to the Stage by Elisabeth Vincentelli

They both first made a splash in the ’90s. They’re now in New York to present new theatrical memoirs that mix storytelling and songs.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Show With a Cryptic Cryptic Title but No Code to Crack by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“300 el x 50 el x 30 el,” the Belgian troupe FC Bergman’s ambitious theatrical installation, will open BAM’s Next Wave festival with an elaborate set that recreates a rural settlemen…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

‘Heathers: The Musical’ Review: For the Cliques by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This musical may lack the 1989 movie’s nihilism, but the gags still work and the songs are great — who are we to quibble?

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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, August 31, 2022

‘Los Otros’ Review: A Slow-Burning Tale of Melancholy by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Michael John LaChiusa’s delicate new musical starts in Depression-era California and follows two people across six decades.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Review: A Faithful ‘Kinky Boots,’ With All Its Pizazz and Pitfalls by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical, in which the drag queen Lola saves a provincial shoe factory, makes an Off Broadway return at the spacious Stage 42.

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In a Small Mountain Town, a Beloved Theater Company Prevails by Elisabeth Vincentelli

After reporting on the Creede Repertory Theater last summer, our writer returned for her vacation and took stock as the company restarted indoor performances.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

‘Heart’ Review: First a Starter Marriage, Then Real Love by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In her new autobiographical solo play, the actress Jade Anouka recounts the joys and fears of falling for a woman after her marriage to a man ends.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

A Global Hit, ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ Finally Lands in New York by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The splashy show, an example par excellence of what makes modern French musicals distinctive, begins a run at Lincoln Center.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

‘White on White’ Review: American Grotesque by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Robert Quillen Camp’s play, about an antiracist discussion group, starts out naturalistically, but then pivots, with bloody abandon, to the absurd.

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