Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review: ‘In a Word’ Grapples With Loss and Language by Alexis Soloski

In Lauren Yee’s play, the disappearance of a child short-circuits language and takes over reality itself. But it can be survived.

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Summer Is the Time for Stretching by Dave Itzkoff, Erik Piepenburg, Laura Collins-Hughes and Sophie Haigney

These writers and performers are using the warmer months to take some risks, test themselves and expand their talents onstage.

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New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration by Sopan Deb

A new music video for a song off the “Hamilton Mixtape” soundtrack takes direct aim at President Trump’s immigration rhetoric.

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Jonathan Groff to Sing Bobby Darin for Songbook Series by Michael Paulson

A revamped Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y has drawn Mr. Groff, a two-time Tony nominee, for five performances next January.

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Exploring the Public School/Private School Divide in ‘Pipeline’ by Ben Brantley

Dominique Morisseau is one of the theater’s most penetrating voices. In her latest play, she focuses on issues of class and education.

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‘Will’ on TNT: A Punk-Rock Shakespeare, Striving and Stage-Diving in the Big City by Alexis Soloski

“Will,” which features the playwright in his formative years, is heavy on the tattoos and piercings.

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Schimmel Center to Host a Two-Day Toast to the Bottom Line by Sophie Haigney

The bandleader Paul Shaffer will host the festival, which is to include performances from many of the musicians whose careers were shaped there.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Sisters Plot Their Escapes From ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’ by Jesse Green

In Meghan Kennedy’s kitchen-table drama at the Roundabout, an immigrant Italian family in 1960 seems ready to explode. Then it does.

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Broadway’s Biggest Night — for Teenagers

Each June, two students are chosen as winners of the Jimmy Awards, a sort of Tonys for teenagers. Step into their high-kicking world as 74 theatrical hopefuls from around the country compete…

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Heard of the Jimmys? It’s the Tonys, for Teenagers by Rachel Syme

This year, 74 of the nation’s most talented theatrical hopefuls took the stage for the Jimmy Awards, now in its ninth year.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: A Father Consumed by Grief in ‘My Eyes Went Dark’ by Maya Phillips

A man who lost his family in a plane crash funnels his grief and despair into a quest for revenge.

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Theater Jobs Skew White and Male, Study Finds by Michael Paulson

Women and minority actors and stage managers are getting fewer jobs and often wind up in lower-paying shows, according to a new study by Actors’ Equity.

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Review: Chasing ‘The Rivals’ on a Summer Evening by Laura Collins-Hughes

Mrs. Malaprop misspeaks outdoors when New York Classical Theater brings a lighthearted comedy of manners to Central Park.

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Review: A Bawdy ‘Bastard Jones,’ Dancing With a Peg Leg by Elisabeth Vincentelli

This ragged but high-spirited musical adaptation of Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones” stars Evan Ruggiero, who lost most of his right leg to cancer.

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Crossing the Line Festival Includes a Dancer’s Mini-Residency by Joshua Barone

The French Institute Alliance Française has unveiled its lineup for the 11th edition of the festival, which returns Sept. 6 through Oct. 15.

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The Detective Was a Performance Artist. The Evidence Is Now a Show. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A strangely entrancing new work explores a mysterious audio recording, and recreates a moment in the life of a 1950s Long Island family.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Review: In ‘Measure for Measure,’ Desperately Seeking Solutions in a Problem Play by Jesse Green

Thrilling argument and a strong American debut make a sometime-strange play soar despite some silliness at Theater for a New Audience.

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Los Angeles Collective Honors Plays by Women of Color by Andrew R. Chow

The Kilroys published a fourth annual list of new plays by women deemed to be worthy of production.

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Sale of Edward Albee’s Art Collection Will Benefit His Foundation by Michael Paulson

The work collected by the playwright, who died last September, is mostly 20th century fine art. Sotheby’s will sell more than 100 items in the fall.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: ‘Harbored’ Spins Immigrants’ Tales, With Liberty in View by Elisabeth Vincentelli

En Garde Arts’ new production is an immersive work about immigration and making the best of difficult situations. Like those acoustics.

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Mimi O’Donnell Leaves Post at Labyrinth Theater Company by Michael Paulson

Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: In ‘The Traveling Lady,’ Hope and Regret Run Neck and Neck by Jesse Green

Horton Foote’s 1954 drama of repression is given an affectionate if muddy revival.

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Review: Doubling Down on Doublespeak in ’1984’ by Ben Brantley

An often irritating British-born adaptation of George Orwell’s novel suggests that all facts are alternative.

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‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice by Joshua Barone

The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

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Show Us Your Wall: If These Walls Could Talk? They Do by William L. Hamilton

The playwright Lynn Nottage’s Brooklyn house is a standing-room-only theater-in-the-round of African-American art: its contents and its discontents.

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‘Marvin’s Room’ Moves to Broadway With Women Front and Center by Dave Itzkoff

The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: An Immersive ‘Seeing You’ Sends Its Audience to War by Ben Brantley and Jesse Green

Our chief theater critics went to see the interactive performance piece on the same night, expecting to have vastly different experiences. They didn’t.

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‘Cats’ Revival to Close at Year’s End by Michael Paulson

The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.

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Three Daughters and a Fraying Father in ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’ by Jason Zinoman

Meghan Kennedy’s new play focuses on Italian parents and their three daughters growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 1960.

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On Comedy: She Swipes Right on Tinder, and Everyone’s in on the Joke by Jason Zinoman

Lane Moore’s shows involve real men on the dating app, but she works hard to avoid mocking them. The result is a clever show that’s deservedly a hit.

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‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Is to Open Off Broadway at the New Group by Joshua Barone

The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

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