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Friday, January 17, 2020

In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back by Robert Ito

The Ethiopian-Irish actress returns to a “completely destroying” stage role. Next: a film adaptation of a 1920s novel about passing for white.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

2 Tony Winners Try to Upend Rodgers and Hammerstein by Robert Ito

How David Henry Hwang teamed up with the composer Jeanine Tesori for “Soft Power,” a play with music — or maybe a play that becomes a musical.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From ‘This is Us’ to ‘The Cake,’ Bekah Brunstetter Has a Full Plate by Robert Ito

Ms. Brunstetter, riding high as a writer on a hot network TV show, finds herself in the middle of a timely debate with her latest play.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Cheesy Movie Lovers, Rejoice: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Returns by Robert Ito

A hapless human in space and his robot sidekicks once again toss zingers at bad films as they unspool onscreen.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle by Robert Ito

After opening at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles nearly 40 years ago, Luis Valdez’s production is revived at its home theater.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Mother-Daughter Brawl: In ‘Beauty Queen,’ Marie Mullen Now Knows Both Sides by Robert Ito

Two decades ago, the actress played the daughter in Martin McDonagh’s celebrated play. She’s back — as the terrorizing mother.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

‘The West Wing Weekly,’ a Podcast With a Ringer by Robert Ito

Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway, the podcast’s co-hosts, have set an ambitious goal: discuss all 154 episodes of one of TV’s most beloved shows.

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