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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ben Brantley on Shutting the Stage Door Behind Him by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

After 27 years and more than 2,500 reviews, The Times’s co-chief theater critic reviews his own tenure and talks about why he’s (quietly) making an exit.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

20 Broadway Musical Albums to Listen To by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

What we plan to listen to in perpetuity (or right now) in our Spotify-enabled isolation.

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Six Tips for Listening to Original Cast Recordings by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

To begin with, don’t call them soundtracks!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Who Says You Can’t Give Tony Awards in an Abbreviated Season? by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

Our chief theater critics have no nickel-plated medallions to hand out, but they find plenty to celebrate among shut-down Broadway offerings.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Drawing on the Past, Living in the Present, Dreaming of the Future by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Critics’ Notebook: When It Came to the Tony Nominations, the News Is the New by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

New York Times theater critics on a Tonys roster that highlighted originality, if not diversity, and made room for some welcome surprises.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: ‘King Kong’ Is the Mess That Roared by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

The one-ton, 20-foot marionette is impressive, but the $35 million musical he stars in doesn’t even succeed as camp.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review: There’s a Dark, Golden Haze in This Reclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

A stripped-down, communal version of the 1943 musical reveals a great complex work of theater, with chili and cornbread included.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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