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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hal Prince Looks Back Over the Legendary Career That Inspired 'Prince of Broadway' by Frank Scheck

The veteran director-producer, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his seven decades in the theater.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

'Notes From the Field': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In her latest one-person show, 'Notes from the Field,' Anna Deavere Smith portrays dozens of real-figures involved in the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline." read more

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'Kingdom Come': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of 'Kingdom Come,' Jenny Rachel Weiner's dark comedy about internet catfishing. read more

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Vietgone': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Romantic sparks fly between two Vietnamese refugees in 'Vietgone,' Qui Nguyen's outlandish comedy inspired by his parents' experiences. read more

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Monday, October 24, 2016

'A Life': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

David Hyde Pierce plays a lonely man who seeks answers with astrology in Adam Bock's new drama, 'A Life,' directed by Anne Kaufman. read more

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'The Harvest': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Several young Catholic missionaries prepare for their upcoming Middle East assignment in 'The Harvest,' the new drama by MacArthur Fellowship recipient Samuel D. Hunter.read more

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

'Letter to a Man': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Mikhail Baryshnikov plays celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinksy in 'Letters to a Man,' an abstract dance-theater piece directed by Robert Wilson.read more

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

'Tick, Tick... Boom!': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Keen Company stages an off-Broadway revival of 'Tick, Tick... Boom!,' the autobiographical chamber musical by 'Rent' composer Jonathan Larson. read more

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Love, Love, Love': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Amy Ryan and Richard Armitage stars in 'Love, Love, Love,' by the Tony Award-nominated playwright of 'King Charles III,' chronicling the lives of a couple and their two children over several…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

'Sell/Buy/Date': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Tony Award winner Sarah Jones' new one-person play, 'Sell/Buy/Date,' features characters working in and around the sex industry. read more

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

'Chris Gethard: Career Suicide': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In his his mordantly amusing one-man show presented by Judd Apatow, 'Chris Gethard: Career Suicide,' the actor-comedian discusses his lifelong battle with mental illness and alcoholism. read…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

'Oh, Hello on Broadway': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their septuagenarian characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to the Great White Way. read more

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Friday, October 7, 2016

'Stuffed': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli stars in her debut playwriting effort about women's food and body-image issues, 'Stuffed,' receiving its world premiere off-Broadway. read more

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

'Holiday Inn': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu star in the new Broadway musical 'Holiday Inn,' based on the classic Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire film, featuring songs by Irving Berlin. read more

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

'The Roads to Home': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Hallie Foote stars in this revival of 'The Road to Home,' three interrelated one-acts written by her two time Oscar-winning father, Horton Foote, also featuring Harriet Harris. read more

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Monday, October 3, 2016

'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Cirque du Soleil's big top extravaganza delivers dazzling circus acts in a 19th century, steampunk-infused setting. read more

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'All the Ways to Say I Love You': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Judith Light stars in 'All the Ways to Say I Love You,' Neil LaBute's one-person play about a high school teacher who describes a traumatic experience involving one of her students. read more

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Monday, September 26, 2016

'Nat Turner in Jerusalem': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The new off-Broadway drama, 'Nat Turner in Jerusalem,' concerns the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion played by Nate Parker in his acclaimed upcoming film, 'The Birth of a Nation.' read more

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

'What Did You Expect?': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The second installment in Richard Nelson's real-time trilogy, 'What Did You Expect?' continues tracking the lives of a family living in upstate New York during a tumultous election year. rea…

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

'The Birds': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The appropriately named Birdland Theatre presents the NYC premiere of Conor McPherson's 2009 adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier short story that also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock f…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

'Marie and Rosetta': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones star in this play with music about the legendary Sister Rosetta Sharpe and her protege, Marie Knight.read more

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

'Lewis Black: Black to the Future': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The acerbic comedian rants about the presidential election and other topics in his one-man show being performed weekly on Broadway. read more

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Monday, September 12, 2016

'Aubergine': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Tim Kang stars as a Korean-American chef caring for his dying father in Julia Cho's food-centered drama 'Aubergine,' receiving its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. read more

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

'Spamilton': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The creator of longrunning satirical series 'Forbidden Broadway' skewers Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster Broadway musical in his latest revue. read more

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'Troilus and Cressida': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In the summer's second Shakespeare in the Park production, the Public Theater tackles this rarely performed play set during the Trojan War, with a cast that includes Louis Cancelmi, Corey St…

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

'Cats': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

British pop star Leona Lewis headlines the ensemble of this first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking 1981 musical. read more

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Motown: The Musical': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The story of Berry Gordy and his iconic Detroit record label returns to Broadway in this jukebox musical showcasing dozens of Motown classics. read more

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Monday, July 18, 2016

'Privacy': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Daniel Radcliffe plays a young writer who learns about the insidious effects of technology in this British play receiving its U.S. premiere at the Public Theater. read more

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

'Runaways': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Encores! Off-Center series revives Elizabeth Swados' groundbreaking 1978 musical, which featured a 13-year-old Diane Lane in its original incarnation. read more

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

'Out of the Mouths of Babes': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey star in Israel Horovitz's new comedy about four women who gather for their former lover's funeral. read more

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Shining City': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Matthew Broderick stars in this off-Broadway revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre of Conor McPherson's 2004 drama about unmoored Dubliners. read more

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