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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tracy Letts Can’t Fight With His Playwright by Jesse McKinley

That’s because he is the playwright, and the star, of “The Minutes,” a breakneck comedy about political blood sport in a small town.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Addiction Is the Stuff of High Drama. In These Plays, So Is Sobriety. by Jesse McKinley

With recovery no longer so secret, a new wave of plays dealing with its realities has started to emerge. Some of the playwrights have drawn from their own lives.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Personal Loyalty. Political Whispers. And Edie Falco. by Jesse McKinley

“The True” gives the “Nurse Jackie” star a rip-roaring role: An Albany power broker who may have had more than a professional relationship with the mayor.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Keira Knightley, Making Her Broadway Debut, Is Not Afraid of the Dark by Jesse McKinley

The actress known for pirate and period movies will star in “Thérèse Raquin” just as she is tackling her role as a new mother.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shakespeare & Company Caught in Its Own Drama by Jesse McKinley

Shakespeare & Company, a Massachusetts troupe, has endured increasing power struggles in its evolution from a small operation to a major regional player.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

John Pollono Brings ‘Small Engine Repair’ to New York by Jesse McKinley

John Pollono brings his dark comedy play “Small Engine Repair” to New York from Los Angeles, with himself as star.    

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Barry Manilow’s Musical ‘Harmony’ to be Revived in Atlanta by Jesse McKinley

“Harmony,” which tells the story of the Comedian Harmonists, a vaudevillian German sextet, will return to the stage, much to the delight of Barry Manilow, one of its creators.  …

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Judy Kuhn in Classic Stage’s ‘Passion,’ Embracing Aging by Jesse McKinley

Judy Kuhn, a onetime Cosette, has grown beyond her ingénue fame and is eager for mature roles like the coming Fosca in “Passion.”

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Monday, December 17, 2012

A Word With: Aasif Mandvi: Aasif Mandvi, Beyond ‘The Daily Show’ by Jesse McKinley

Aasif Mandvi talks about being “a brown actor” in a brave play.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robin Byrd Onstage: Live, but Not Nude by Jesse McKinley

Robin Byrd, famed for her raunchy cable talk show and Time Warner’s bid to limit access to it, is back, but onstage, not television.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rachelle Rak Finally Lands Her ‘Chorus Line’ by Jesse McKinley

Rachelle Rak, a longtime Broadway performer, is finally getting her chance to play Sheila in “A Chorus Line,” thanks to the Paper Mill Playhouse.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Play Inspired by Slain San Francisco Mayor Moscone by Jesse McKinley

“Ghost Light” is a new play inspired by the life of George Moscone, the mayor of San Francisco who was assassinated alongside Harvey Milk in 1978.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tales of Maupin, This Time With Music by Jesse McKinley

The test is whether the adaptation of the quintessential stories of San Francisco in the 1970s has a life beyond the city.

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