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Thursday, October 29, 2020

A Not-So-Merry Mix: Shakespeare, Bluegrass and Randy Quaid by Lisa Birnbach

The Broadway marquee was up, but this crowd-pleasing musical never made it out of Seattle. Among the creative differences: How fat should Falstaff be?

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

‘They’re Playing Our Song,’ Over and Over and Over Again by Lisa Birnbach

Ron and Staci Schnell have a special affection for Marvin Hamlisch’s romantic musical — even after seeing it 25 times.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mark Ruffalo, the Actor’s Activist, Is Back on Broadway in ‘The Price’ by Lisa Birnbach

After an 11-year absence, garnering Oscar nods and leading protests, Mr. Ruffalo returns to Broadway in Arthur Miller’s least-produced play.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Between ‘Transparent’ Seasons, Judith Light Isn’t Playing Nice by Lisa Birnbach

The actress will return to the stage in Neil LaBute’s “All the Ways to Say I Love You.”

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Just Say ‘Cats,’ and Watch the Fur Fly by Lisa Birnbach

The return of “Cats” to Broadway inspires loathing and rejoicing, but rarely indifference, the defining attribute of its title characters.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Linda Lavin and Richard Greenberg, Together at Last by Lisa Birnbach

The actress and the playwright’s roles may seem made for each other, but “Our Mother’s Brief Affair,” directed by Lynne Meadow, is their first pairing.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ryan and Ali and Me: ‘Love Story’ Stars Reunite, and a Fan Squeezes In by Lisa Birnbach

Decades after their turn in the tear-jerking film, Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw take the stage together in “Love Letters.”

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