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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

‘Bold Enough to Go Full-Tilt’: Gabby Beans Is Playing to the Balcony by Juan A. Ramírez

The actress, a Tony nominee for “The Skin of Our Teeth,” is bringing her sharp eye for comedy to Atlantic Theater Company’s production of “I’m Revolting.”

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Jane Krakowski Cherishes ‘Chorus Line’ Merch and Old Tonys Tapings by Juan A. Ramírez

The “Schmigadoon!” actress explains the things that keep her in a Broadway state of mind: her Vespa, Lizzo’s music and French Fries.

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Review: Without Bloodshed, the Ingénue Takes the Lead by Juan A. Ramírez

Sophie McIntosh’s new play gathers five women in a college production for an exercise in youthful ambition and the corrupting clashing of egos.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

In Defense of ‘Diana,’ the Show We Didn’t Deserve by Juan A. Ramírez

On the eve of a concert with three of the flop musical’s talented stars, time to celebrate a production that thrilled loyal fans — and at least one critic.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Knows Its Good Angles by Juan A. Ramírez

The Ruth Stage’s production understands the violence and identity crisis at the core of Brick’s character, but other elements fail to cohere.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

A Rebound for a Summer Pairing of ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Oresteia’ at the Armory by Juan A. Ramírez

Two Robert Icke productions have endured illnesses and last-minute casting changes. Now they have finally settled into a repertory groove.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

To Play Hamlet, Alex Lawther Became an ‘Expert on Grief’ by Juan A. Ramírez

The British actor shares what helped him transform into the doomed Danish prince: French poetry, “Pandemonium,” and postcard art (with breaks for lemon cake).

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Brontez Purnell Brings His Disparate Parts Back to the Dance Stage by Juan A. Ramírez

“Dance is basically language, like another form of writing,” said Purnell, the author of “100 Boyfriends.” He is bringing a new solo piece to Performance Space New York.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

‘Soft’ Review: Young Black Men, Gently Pointed Toward Liberation by Juan A. Ramírez

In Donja R. Love’s new play, an English teacher struggles against the penal system — and with his own guilt — to help students see a future beyond prison.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Lucy Moss Unwinds With Songwriting and TikTok Cleaning Tutorials by Juan A. Ramírez

The Tony Award-nominated co-director of “Six” shares the corners of the internet she haunts to help her stay productive.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hugh Jackman Is Having Fun Playing as ‘Arrogant as You Possibly Can’ by Juan A. Ramírez

“There’s something about this show that buoys me up with an energy that I didn’t think I had,” the Tony nominee said of “The Music Man.”

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Beanie Feldstein Warms Up for ‘Funny Girl’ by Juan A. Ramírez

After filming “Impeachment,” the actor had to work to rebuild her voice.

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How Katerina Tannenbaum Dances Her Way Out of Her Head by Juan A. Ramírez

When feeling overwhelmed, the “And Just Like That…” actor rents a studio and finds freedom in movement.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

‘The Wanderer’ Review: A Dion Musical Hits All the Familiar Notes by Juan A. Ramírez

A new production about the 1960s doo-wop idol follows the usual rise-and-fall formula. Still, the songs are wonderful, as is the angel-voiced ensemble.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Review: ‘Bruise & Thorn,’ a Gay Fantasia at a Laundromat by Juan A. Ramírez

Hip-hop, impromptu duckwalks and loving shade fill C. Julian Jiménez’s new play about two cousins dreaming of escaping their day jobs.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Review: In ‘Jane Anger,’ Michael Urie Shines as Shakespeare by Juan A. Ramírez

Talene Monahon aims to give Shakespeare his comeuppance in this comedy at the New Ohio Theater.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

‘Clue’ Review: A Whodunit That Looks a Lot Like a Board Game by Juan A. Ramírez

This Paper Mill Playhouse production is a welcome throwback to an era of physical comedy.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

A Reimagined ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ for the Covid Era by Juan A. Ramírez

Robert O’Hara directs a trimmed-down revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic, with a colorblind cast and a weary eye on the pandemic and the opioid crisis.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose Is Always Ready for Her Next Role by Juan A. Ramírez

After dancing in ‘Hamilton’ and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg’s new musical adaptation, the actress has her sights on a part entirely her own.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

‘The Antelope Party’ Review: Friendship Is Magic, With Exceptions by Juan A. Ramírez

Paranoia takes root among five friends who fear their “My Little Pony” role playing game is being targeted in this new play at the Wild Project.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

‘Chicago’ Pops the Cork on 25 Years of Razzle Dazzle by Juan A. Ramírez

Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera, John Kander and others discuss the Broadway revival’s surprising early success and its lasting legacy.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Review: ‘Songs for a New World,’ Stuck in Another Time by Juan A. Ramírez

Jason Robert Brown’s show is beginning to show its age, but Carolee Carmello’s deft performance lifts an otherwise straightforward revival.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Adam Chanler-Berat of 'Gossip Girl,' an In-Demand Millennial Voice by Juan A. Ramírez

Whether he’s originating roles in musicals or on “Gossip Girl,” Adam Chanler-Berat brings range — and realism — as a new kind of character actor.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Review: Revisiting Four Nobodies in ‘[title of show]’ by Juan A. Ramírez

For an outdoor residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Bridge Production Group breathes fresh life into a 2004 musical.

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