Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: Waiting for Po-Po in a Searing ‘Pass Over’ by Jesse Green

A new play by Antoinette Nwandu puts the epidemic of violence against young black men in a theatrical and historical context.

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Review: A Cool-Tempered ‘Othello’ for Warm Central Park Nights by Ben Brantley

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s elegantly staged interpretation of this tale is good-looking and well-spoken, though lacking in fatal passion.

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Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage. by Laura Collins-Hughes

Natalie Soto and her brother, Christian, joined a training program at Roundabout Theater Company that aims to diversify the ranks of theater workers.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: Theater as Sabotage in the Dazzling ‘Fairview’ by Ben Brantley

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s ruthless comic drama about perceptions of race artfully plays the cat to an audience of white mice.

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Review: ‘Radio Delirio’ Focuses on a Forgettable Man by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The writer-performer Alessandro Magania narrates the tale of a man disguised as a page-turner, working hard to not be noticed.

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Review: ‘Fruit Trilogy,’ Eve Ensler’s New Show, Brims With Outrage by Laura Collins-Hughes

Certain moments are politically and artistically potent, but most of “Fruit Trilogy,” a program of three short plays, is pervaded by a curious flatness.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Blue Man Group to Pay More Than $3 Million to End Royalty Dispute by Colin Moynihan

Ian Pai said he was in on the ground floor of Blue Man Group, but that his royalties were not commensurate with his contributions.

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Ayad Akhtar Gets a European Welcome, With Conditions by A. J. Goldmann

His stage explorations of the Muslim-American experience have proved popular in the German-speaking world. Casting, though, has been a challenge.

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This Week: New York Circa ’86, Ladyland Festival, ‘The Affair’ Returns by The New York Times

Watch “Them” at Performance Space New York, go to Ladyfag’s first festival and tune into the tangled Showtime drama.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: Hip-Hopping With the Stars in ‘Half Time’ by Ben Brantley

This formulaic musical of uplift, about elderly dancers, provides the pleasure of reacquaintance with Donna McKechnie and Georgia Engel.

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My Son Loves Elsa From ‘Frozen.’ I Had to Learn to Love Her, Too. by Christopher Swetala

A father’s uneasy acceptance is made easier by a visit to the Broadway musical.

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London Theater Reviews: Stars Shine on London’s Stage. But Who Wants Stars These Days? by Matt Wolf

Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom are drawing audiences to London’s playhouses, even as theatergoers seem to be growing indifferent to who’s in the cast.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: In ‘Red Hills,’ a Guided Tour of Atrocities by Alexis Soloski

Revisiting Rwanda 20 years after the brutal genocide there, two men meet again and fact and fiction are sorted out.

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Review: Savoring ‘One Night’ With a Hedonist Extraordinaire by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Jessica Walker delivers a delightful musical portrait of the now forgotten cabaret artist Suzy Solidor

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4 New Works Announced in New Group’s 2018-19 Season by Peter Libbey

They include a musical version of Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless,” Edie Falco’s turn as a Democratic political operative and a new play by Jesse Eisenberg.

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A Broadway Marathon Survival Guide by Laura Collins-Hughes

In the middle of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Angels in America” are late-afternoon gaps to fill. We offer some ideas to pass the time.

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The Night Our Theater Photographer Walked the Red Carpet by Sara Krulwich

This year, in a crazy role reversal, I had my own picture taken.

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Carey Mulligan, Facing the Fear of Being Alone Onstage by Roslyn Sulcas

Performing the wrenching “Girls & Boys” has taken more fortitude than she ever expected.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: George and Martha Redux in ‘Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf’ by Ben Brantley

Edward Albee’s 1962 masterwork is made over with a whole new set of party games in Kate Scelsa’s punch-drunk satire for the Elevator Repair Service.

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About New York: Ghosts of a Hospital Rise in the Village by Jim Dwyer

A play about St. Vincent’s hospital wanders across time with Elizabeth Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity, the order that ran it, as guide.

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Scene City: Inside the Tony Awards After-Parties by Jacob Bernstein

The official party took place at the Plaza Hotel. The unofficial one was at the Carlyle.

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A Play Caught in the Crossfire by Laura Collins-Hughes

Antoinette Nwandu’s “Pass Over” considers the fate of young black men in a gun-torn city. Its first production caused a stir — and won a fan in Spike Lee.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Michael Paulson

He wasn’t a big-league producer. But he fell in love with a small Israeli film and spent years getting it to the stage. His musical won 10 awards on Sunday.

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TV Ratings for Tonys Go Up, Bucking an Award-Show Trend by John Koblin

Sunday night’s telecast of the Tony Awards drew 6.3 million viewers on CBS, a modest uptick but a contrast to plummeting numbers for the Oscars and Grammys.

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Scene City: Andrew Garfield, Laurie Metcalf and Andrew Rannells at Tony After-Parties

Winner and losers keep the party going, on Broadway’s biggest night.

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The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2018 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Scott Heller and Joshua Barone

A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.

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Review: ‘Exquisite Agony,’ a Heart-to-Heart With a Dead Man by Laura Collins-Hughes

In Nilo Cruz’s poetic tangle of a play, an opera star finds the recipient of her husband’s heart after he dies in a car accident.

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With Tony for ‘The Band’s Visit,’ Ari’el Stachel Embraces His Roots by Maya Salam

Mr. Stachel, who said he once concealed his Middle Eastern background, thanked the musical’s creators for telling a “story about Arabs and Israelis getting along.”

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Review: Hope and Restraint at the Tonys. Then Came Robert De Niro. by Mike Hale

The broadcast didn’t ignore the national unrest, but the show’s overall tone was ingratiating and its words restrained. Mr. De Niro changed that.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Robert De Niro Uses Profanity to Condemn Trump During Tony Awards by Sopan Deb

The national television audience might not have heard it, but Mr. De Niro definitely said it.

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Tonys Red Carpet: What Music Gets You Ready for the Stage? by Joshua Barone

At this year’s Tony Awards red carpet, we asked current and former nominees what they listen to before shows. Here’s what they said.

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