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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

For Kara Young, a Zooming Career is Followed by a Zoom Role by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Before lockdown, she won praise for three fierce Off Broadway performances. Next: starring in an online reading of a rarely seen Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

How to Birth a New American Theater by Jesse Green, Maya Phillips, Laura Collins-Hughes, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Alexis Soloski

Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Theater to Stream: More Fringe and a Noël Coward ‘Party’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Billie Holiday Theater offers a live performance of “12 Angry Men…and Women: The Weight of the Wait” in front of a Black Lives Matter mural.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Theater to Stream: A World of Fringe and More Apples by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Festivals from Sydney and Edinburgh move online, and Richard Nelson mixes in another of his theatrical franchises to conclude a Zoom trilogy.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Direct from Edinburgh: Theaters Are Closed, but a ‘Zoo’ Is Open by Jesse Green, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

Among the performances you can catch online are a one-woman show about sexual assault and riffs on “Heart of Darkness” and “Rocky.”

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Monday, August 17, 2020

From a Wrestling Ring to Tiny Boxes: How ‘Chad Deity’ Went Zoom by Maya Phillips and Elisabeth Vincentelli

Two critics square off to determine how well this body slam of a comedy, about stereotypes and storytelling, made it to the very small screen.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Theater to Stream: ‘Finish the Fight’ and a Starry ‘Jacksonian’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This month, watch Ming Peiffer’s play about the women’s suffrage movement and a virtual reading that reunites Ed Harris and Bill Pullman.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Where Are We? Theatrical Adventures in Digital Dislocation by Elisabeth Vincentelli

What happens when the edgy Ice Factory festival goes online? A sense of discovery tempered by frustrating technological glitches.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Appointment Theater, Coming to a Screen Near You by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A roundup of streaming theater: almost naked, kind of sacred, sort of mysterious and more.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

‘The Persians’ Review: Aeschylus’s Ancient Portrait of Defeat by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This staging by the National Theater of Greece was broadcast live on Saturday from the amphitheater of Epidaurus.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Theater Streams See Stars Pop Up in Unexpected Places by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Most of them are available on short notice, after all. Live readings with some of the New Group’s original casts and an Ian Dury jukebox musical are among this week’s highlights.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Review: A Legal Battle Over Adoption in ‘The Copper Children’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s streaming series begins with a “historical fable” about Catholic orphans and their new families in 1904 Arizona.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

We Got ‘Hamilton.’ Why Can’t We Stream Every Broadway Show? by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Even in lockdown, it’s still hard to cut a streaming deal for a professional show. Here’s what viewers can expect, for now.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Queer Kids, Nerds and Sword Fights: It’s the Hot School Play by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“She Kills Monsters” is hugely popular in high schools and colleges. Even in lockdown, performers have found novel ways to make the battles come alive.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Theater Streams Make Room for Molière (and Imelda Marcos) by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The online bounty also includes a rare Lorraine Hansberry play, two Lincoln Center stagings and black British responses to the killing of George Floyd.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Misery and Megalomania: How David Adjmi Became a Playwright by Elisabeth Vincentelli

His new memoir “Lot Six” traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

No Tony Awards Show? Make Your Own With These Great Moments. by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Michael Paulson, Alexis Soloski, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Laura Collins-Hughes, Scott Heller and Eric Grode

Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Hungry for Some Unclassifiable Theater? Dinner is Served. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

If BAM is your jam (or places like it), here are digital offerings that offer weird Americana and bold visions from Europe. Plus: a 24-hour variety show.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

For One Theater, a ‘Marvelous’ Way to Perform in Lockdown by Elisabeth Vincentelli

With actors on payroll, Seacoast Rep has removed seats, added tech equipment and is selling tickets for a musical livestreamed every weekend.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: From Broadway Tear-Jerker to Covid-Era Anthem by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Versions of the “Carousel” song by Aretha Franklin, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Liverpool F.C. fans have turned it into something universal.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Theater Performances to Stream This Week by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep and Jon Bon Jovi in a star-studded benefit concert; a play written specially for Zoom; Shakespeare on YouTube; and more.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Fire Up Your Laptop: A Curated Guide to Theater Now Online by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Watch as the virtual curtains rise, from “Acquanetta” to the Wooster Group, with stops at Shakespeare and “Fun Home.”

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

‘The World Goes Away’ and Other Lessons From Online Acting Class by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Remote learning may not be ideal, but Zoom encourages acting students to be more nuanced, more private and more intimate.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

A Cast Album I Love: ‘Hair’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

We continue our cast album series with more recommendations for wonderful musicals to listen to at home.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Where to Find Drama Now? All the Internet’s a Stage by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A roundup of streaming theater that covers classics and new shows, endearingly D.I.Y. webcasts and slick Broadway extravaganzas.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

‘I Never Knew Anyone Less Jaded’: Admiring Terrence McNally by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joe Mantello on a versatile collaborator who came to know “he didn’t have to repeat himself.’

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Monday, March 23, 2020

From the Basement to the Bathtub, With Time to Sing and Schmooze by Elisabeth Vincentelli

For over three hours online Sunday night, Rosie O’Donnell praised, kibitzed and made room for Broadway stars to check in with their fans and share music.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

No Theater? No Problem. Plays and Musicals Switch to Streaming. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

As bans on public gatherings have proliferated nationwide in response to coronavirus, shows and special programs are announcing streaming plans daily.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

‘Coal Country’ Review: Songs and Stories in a Disaster’s Aftermath by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s show at the Public Theater, with live music by Steve Earle, is based on a real-life West Virginia mining tragedy.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

‘Tumacho’ Review: The Strange Delights of a Supernatural Horse Opera by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Ethan Lipton’s delirious Western comedy features a pigtailed gunslinger, a soul-sucking demon and singing puppet cactuses, among other inspired flights of fancy.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Review: ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ Has Its Ups and Ups by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A “revisal” of a Meredith Willson musical has a strong female lead who doesn’t quit, and her unrelenting energy makes for a static production.

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