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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

72 Plays and Musicals to See This Fall and Beyond by Steven McElroy

Any season that tells the stories of Cher, Sarah Bernhardt, Rupert Murdoch and Gloria Steinem won’t be quiet.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

‘Ulster American’ Wins Edinburgh Theater Prize by Steven McElroy

The dark comedy by David Ireland is the winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh award; the Traverse production will get $25,000 toward a New York run.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

15 Summer Theater Festivals, From Stratford to Williamstown by Steven McElroy

Selections from the warm-weather season, including Shakespeare favorites and new plays and musicals in development.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Edinburgh International Festival Embraces Youth at 71 by Steven McElroy

The opener is to feature 250 young people and the festival lineup includes youth orchestras, as well as stars like Christine Goerke and a work by Geoff Sobelle.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

The New Season of Theater: Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond by Steven McElroy

Creative adaptations abound, including Elevator Repair Service’s “Measure for Measure” and a musical of “The Honeymooners.” And don’t forget “Frozen.”

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Friday, September 1, 2017

‘Company’ Helps Take Those Dog Days of Summer for a Walk by Steven McElroy

The busy summer theater season in the Berkshires is almost over, but Barrington Stage Company extended its production of “Company” through Sept. 10.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Rising Artists (and a Werewolf) at a New Summer Theater Festival by Steven McElroy

With the New York International Fringe Festival on hiatus, the Corkscrew Theater Festival has stepped up with five new plays and a handful of readings.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New York Musical Festival Returns by Steven McElroy

Adventurous works like a Sherlock Holmes musical and an examination of the Berlin Wall scored by a member of Air Supply are on the schedule.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

‘The Artificial Jungle,’ in the Ridiculous Spirit of Charles Ludlam by Steven McElroy

A production of this avant-garde auteur’s work will be part of a celebration of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s 50th anniversary.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

15 Summer Theater Festivals (and More) by Steven McElroy

There are traditional and new versions of Shakespeare plays, protest theater and new work from powerhouses like Lynn Nottage.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

‘Enda Walsh in NYC,’ a Double Dose of Bracing Irish Isolation by Steven McElroy

The playwright who wrote “Lazarus” with David Bowie gets a kind of mini-festival in New York.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

‘In & of Itself,’ Magic Is Not Just Hat Tricks by Steven McElroy

Derek DelGaudio delivers a magical examination of identity and perception at the Daryl Roth Theater. The music is by Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Edinburgh Festival to Feature Zinnie Harris Works and a New Alan Ayckbourn Play by Steven McElroy

The Edinburgh International Festival runs from Aug. 4 through Aug. 28 at various venues in that city.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

‘Groundhog Day’ Offers Repetition, Offers Repetition by Steven McElroy

Based on the 1993 Bill Murray film, the musical begins previews at the August Wilson Theater.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

‘A Man of Good Hope,’ a Refugee Tale for the Moment by Steven McElroy

This musical drama, opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 15, is a production of the Young Vic and the South African Isango Ensemble.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Playwright Talking Truth About Power by Steven McElroy

Marta Buchaca’s “Summit,” a one-at play directed by Neil LaBute, takes the stage at La MaMa.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

‘Christmas Is a Drag’ Dresses Up for the Holidays by Steven McElroy

Several contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have been featured already, and entertainers including Jackie Beat will perform in this monthlong series.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nicky Silver’s ‘This Day Forward’ Kicks Off Vineyard’s Season by Steven McElroy

Mr. Silver’s latest comedy is directed by Mark Brokaw.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two A. R. Gurney One-Acts at the Flea Theater by Steven McElroy

His “Ajax” and “Squash,” billed together as “Two Class Acts,” will be the last shows at the Flea’s White Street home.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Brings Steampunk to Randalls Island by Steven McElroy

“Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities” will play under a big top in a pop-up space.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A New Theater Season of Hitting the Boards Hard, From Broadway to Oregon by Steven McElroy

Journeys by stage to many places, including Pittsburgh and Oz, the Mississippi and Margaritaville, Saigon and a certain Fleet Street barbershop.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

King Joffrey Is Coming. But Only to Act in a Play. by Steven McElroy

Jack Gleeson, from “Game of Thrones,” and his pals in Collapsing Horse Theater are bringing the surreal fantasy “Bears in Space” to New York.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

‘Life According to Saki,’ a Play Set in World War I, Wins Edinburgh Award by Steven McElroy

Katherine Rundell’s play set in the trenches of World War I is the winner of the annual Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, which comes with a production in New York next winter.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Looking for Adventurous Theater? Try the Dream Up Festival by Steven McElroy

This program at Theater for the New City will include 19 new works from American and international companies. It runs through Sept. 18.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Leading the Edinburgh Fringe: ‘I’m Not Intimidated’ by Steven McElroy

Shona McCarthy discusses her new job, how to best accommodate artists, and her plans for this festival’s 70th anniversary next summer.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Unconventional Summer Stars, Including a Helicopter by Michael Paulson, Steven McElroy, Erik Piepenburg and Laura Collins-Hughes

This summer, these four performers will play roles they might not get a chance to tackle otherwise.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Week Ahead: Karen Finley’s New Show Comes to New York by Steven McElroy

Her three short works will explore the American obsession with the unattainable, the narcissism behind gentrification and our fear of the unknown.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Tony Winner and Broadway Veterans Join the Chicago Cast of ‘Hamilton’ by Steven McElroy

Karen Olivo will play Angelica Schuyler, and Miguel Cervantes has been cast as Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Gemignani will play King George III.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Week Ahead: ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ Grunts Again by Steven McElroy

Well received last year, Bess Wohl’s Off Broadway play about six characters at a silent retreat starts a new run at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What Do a Dating Game and Shakespeare Have in Common? Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Steven McElroy

The festival announced the 3,269 productions in its 2016 program on Wednesday. Almost 300 venues across the Scottish capital are taking part.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Week Ahead: ‘Shining City’ Reappears, This Time With Matthew Broderick at Irish Rep by Steven McElroy

Mr. Broderick stars in this Off Broadway revival of Conor McPherson’s hit as a man whose wife’s ghost won’t leave him alone.

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