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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Danai Gurira Talks Theater, Directing and London Revival of Her Play 'The Convert' by Stephen Dalton

The 'Walking Dead' star discusses the impact of her screen roles and her blossoming theater career, including the new production headlining 'Black Panther' co-star Letitia Wright.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'Long Day's Journey Into Night': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

2018 Oscar nominee Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons share top billing in director Richard Eyre's Brooklyn-bound revival of the Eugene O'Neill classic.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

'The Exorcist': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Ian McKellen plays a diabolical vocal role in this London stage premiere based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel and William Friedkin's classic 1973 horror movie.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

'Amadeus': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Peter Shaffer's classic psychodrama about the murderous musical rivalry between Mozart and Salieri, 'Amadeus,' returns for its first major London revival in almost 20 years.read more

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

'The Entertainer': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Kenneth Branagh slips into Laurence Olivier’s tap-dancing shoes to revive John Osborne’s classic 1957 musical drama about the dying days of the British Empire.read more

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

'Groundhog Day': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Director Matthew Warchus, composer Tim Minchin and the team behind 'Matilda' turn the much-loved Bill Murray screen comedy into a lavish stage musical. read more

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

'Billy Elliot' creator Lee Hall tackles a wilder kind of teen escapism in this riotous stage musical about a choir of foul-mouthed Catholic schoolgirls on the hunt for sex, booze and excitem…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

'The Trial of Jane Fonda': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Veteran Oscar nominee Anne Archer plays Hollywood screen legend Jane Fonda in Terry Jastrow’s dramatic reassessment of Fonda’s controversial antiwar activist past. read more

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

'Unreachable': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Erstwhile Doctor Who Matt Smith returns to the London stage in an experimental comedy about diva directors and egomaniac actors, devised in rehearsals by director and cast. read more

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'Wild': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Edward Snowden inspired this timely British drama from Mike Bartlett ('King Charles III') about secrecy and surveillance, which combines absurdist comedy with dazzling special effects. read …

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

'Sideways': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Rex Pickett combines elements of his original novel with Alexander Payne's Oscar-winning buddy comedy for this new stage version of the boozy California bromance. read more

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Friday, May 27, 2016

'3Penny Opera': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Rory Kinnear stars in this new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's lusty lowlife musical at the National Theatre, the first London revival in over 20 years. read more

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

'The Caretaker': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Timothy Spall returns to the stage after two decades' absence in Harold Pinter's cryptic classic about three lost souls thrown together in a drab London attic. read more

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Monday, April 4, 2016

'Sunset Boulevard': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Glenn Close makes her belated West End stage debut, reviving her 1995 Tony-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Hollywood noir musical based on the Billy Wilder film. read more

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'The Sessions': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

This lightly dramatized new Beatles musical features 60 songs, 45 performers and a high-tech stage set that includes a full-scale replica of Abbey Road recording studio. read more

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Friday, March 18, 2016

‘The Painkiller’: Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Kenneth Branagh makes a rare return to the West End stage in this lively French farce. read more

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Friday, January 29, 2016

'Escaped Alone': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Veteran British dramatist Caryl Churchill mixes domestic comedy with dystopian horror in her latest London premiere.read more

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

'Les Liaisons Dangereuses': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Dominic West and Janet McTeer play scheming serial seducers in this classic sexual revenge drama, which is back in the West End for a 30th anniversary revival.read more

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

‘Evening at the Talk House’: Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Premiering at the National, Wallace Shawn’s first new play in seven years is a dark political farce set in the gossipy backstage world of theaterland.read more

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Monday, September 14, 2015

'Photograph 51': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Nicole Kidman throws her star power behind this drama about scientist and feminist icon Rosalind Franklin, long denied full credit for her groundbreaking work on DNA.read more

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

'Song From Far Away': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Hot director Ivo van Hove teams up with Tony-winning playwright Simon Stephens for this chamber drama about a New York banker shaken by family tragedy.read more

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

‘Mrs. Henderson Presents’: Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

A new stage musical based on the Judi Dench movie about an infamous London theater impresario who shocked the British establishment with full frontal nudity.read more

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

‘Bakkhai’: Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

James Bond co-star Ben Whishaw plays a seductive, vengeful, sexually ambivalent god of pleasure in this new version of the ancient Greek classic by Euripides.read more

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

'The Skriker': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

British national treasure Maxine Peake plays a shape-shifting demonic spirit in Caryl Churchill's nightmarish horror fable, featuring music by Antony Hegarty and Nico Muhly.read more

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Friday, July 3, 2015

'Wonder.land': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Co-written by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, this high-tech British stage musical reboots Lewis Carroll's classic novel for the social media generation. read more

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

'The Trial': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

British screen star Rory Kinnear returns to the London stage in a new adaptation of Franz Kafka's most celebrated novel, which marks its centenary this year.read more

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Friday, June 12, 2015

'An Audience with Jimmy Savile': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

British journalist-turned-dramatist Jonathan Maitland brings celebrity sex criminal Jimmy Savile back from the dead to answer for his crimes.read more

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

'The Red Lion': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

The first new stage play from Oscar nominee Patrick Marber in over a decade tackles the topical theme of corruption in football.read more

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

‘London Road’: Film Review by Stephen Dalton

Tom Hardy makes a creepy cameo in this docudrama based on the hit stage musical about a real-life murder spree in a sleepy English townread more

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

'Everyman': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a debauched London playboy looking for salvation in this spectacular modern-day reboot by new National Theatre boss Rufus Norris.read more

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Death of a Salesman': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Anthony Sher takes on the most iconic male role of 20th century American theater in this Royal Shakespeare Company production of Arthur Miller’s perennially relevant social drama.read more

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