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Thursday, July 22, 2021

‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ Review: Shakespeare, With a Hint of Celine Dion by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Drilling Company returns to live theater with this slapdash tragicomedy about two cousins who fall for the same woman.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Theater to Stream: ‘The Wolves,’ and More Archival Treasures by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Productions from the National Theater in Britain, a project from Billy Porter and a Yiddish musical celebration are among the highlights.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Theater to Stream: 'Notes on Grief' and Russell Brand's Take on Shakespeare by Elisabeth Vincentelli

An adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Notes on Grief,” Russell Brand’s take on Shakespeare and a two-day event anchored by a Milo Rau film are among the highlights.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

‘The Great Filter’ Review: Earth Men, Home Alone by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Frank Winters’s play, about two astronauts in lockdown after a mission, uneasily grafts tropes borrowed from hard sci-fi and odd-couple comedy.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Freddie Mercury and Virginie Despentes: What ‘We Are Lady Parts’ Is Made Of by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Nida Manzoor, the creator, writer and director of the series, shares what things inspired her to make a show about Muslim women in a punk band.

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Freddie Mercury and Virginie Despentes: What ‘We Are Lady Parts’ Is Made Of by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Nida Manzoor, the creator, writer and director of the series, shares what things inspired her to make a show about Muslim women in a punk band.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

50 Years Later, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Still Charms and Challenges by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The long-running variety show went off the air a half-century ago this month. But much of it is officially available on YouTube. Here’s a look at some of the best moments.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘A Level of Abuse’: Laying Bare Theater’s Dirty Secrets by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Robert O’Hara and Torrey Townsend discuss their collaboration on “Off Broadway,” a biting satire about a company whose leaders are willfully oblivious of their racial and gender biases.

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Theater to Stream: A Dispatch From Britain and a Greek Classic by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Terrance McNally’s farcical “It’s Only a Play,” the revue “After Midnight” and productions from Russia are among the highlights.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Complicated Collaboration for a New ‘Enemy of the People’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Without seeing a script, Ann Dowd jumped at the chance to work with Robert Icke on his solo adaptation of the Ibsen classic. Then the debates began.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Theater to Stream: Pride Goes Online by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Highlights include the latest edition of “Broadway Bares,” Jackie Sibblies Drury’s “Marys Seacole” and a new play by Caryl Churchill.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

‘chekhovOS /an experimental game/’ Review: Life on a Merry-Go-Round by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This ingenious interactive show finds the Russian playwright’s characters plotting against their creator.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

‘Touching the Void’ Review: Choices That Shape a Life on the Edge by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This Bristol Old Vic production, based on the harrowing story of the British mountaineer Joe Simpson, tracks the spiral of decisions behind human exploits.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Mike Faist Isn’t Sure About This Whole Acting Thing by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“I can’t tell if I hate acting or if I love it too much,” he said ahead of the debut of the Amazon series “Panic.” Coming soon, a major role in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side St…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Theater to Stream: Concert Sets and Reimagined Classics by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Highlights include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare’s Globe, the rising stars of LaGuardia High School and “Uncle Vanya” on PBS.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Theater to Stream: Stars Gather for ‘Miscast’ and More by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Other highlights include a new show by Kristina Wong, Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews” and “Broadway by the Year.”

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘Taxilandia’ Review: The Mouth is Running, but Not the Meter by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Modesto Jimenez, known as Flako, has turned cab theater into a genre, and his latest show takes place on a ride through Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Theater to Stream: A Musical Throwback and ‘The Normal Heart’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Highlights include concerts by Melissa Errico and Sutton Foster, and an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

How a Multimedia Whiz Seized Digital Theater’s Big Moment by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The projection designer Jared Mezzocchi has become a go-to guy for ambitious virtual productions. Next up: Starring in his own haunted house play.

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Dark. Messy. Assaultive. Inscrutable. Even From Your Couch. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Without international tours, streaming high-concept, director-driven European theater is the next best thing to being there.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Theater to Stream: ‘Assassins’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Highlights include a virtual production of Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” and a new reading series by Roundabout Theater Company.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Theater to Stream: ‘Broadway Backwards’ and Starry Readings by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Among the offerings are a well-matched double bill, Ute Lemper’s tribute to Marlene Dietrich and a virtual revival of Michel Legrand’s musical “Amour.”

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Listening Party’ Review: Can Songs Heal a Brotherly Divide? by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In “The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests,” the musician is simultaneously central and peripheral to the story.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Theater to Stream: Lincoln Center Joins the Fray by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Presentations include a star-studded reading of “The Thanksgiving Play,” musicals crossing the Atlantic and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Derek DelGaudio and the Great Unburdening of Secrets by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The magician explains how he worked up to “In & Of Itself” in a new memoir, “Amoralman,” a prequel of sorts to the show.

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Theater to Stream: Star-Studded Digital Shorts and Escape Rooms by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The past year has made us rethink the boundaries between theater and film. Many of these shows are a little bit of both.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Review: Kafka Meets Twitch in ‘Letter to My Father’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Audience members can shift from camera to camera in this streaming solo show, like security guards keeping watch.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Review: The Internet and Real Life Blur in ‘Sin Eaters’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Anna Moench’s play, about a woman working in social media content moderation, begins with dark humor but slides into psychological horror.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Theater to Stream: Revisiting ‘Rent’ and ‘Angels in America’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Presentations include the 30th anniversary of George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum”; Andréa Burns in “Bad Dates”; and a solo show by Riz Ahmed.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Theater to Stream: Shakespeare Villains and Hot-Tub Dreams by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Patrick Page looks at bad guys, Steven Carl McCasland gives us literary women, and Jill Sobule mines her own history, including the dreaded seventh grade.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

‘Blood Meal’ Review: Just Us, Locked Down in a Dollhouse by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Cleverly edited and darkly funny, the latest Theater in Quarantine show finds a nervous couple afraid to go out or let anyone in. Sound familiar?

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