Friday, November 27, 2020

A Second Sudden Exit for a Hard-Charging Artistic Director by Rebecca J. Ritzel

Ari Roth founded Mosaic Theater Company after being fired by Theater J. He resigned under pressure after complaints from staff.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

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Missing ‘The Nutcracker’? How to Get Your Holiday Fix at Home by The New York Times

Many seasonal mainstays have been reimagined for online viewing this year. Here are some of our favorites, from “A Christmas Carol” to Handel’s “Messiah.”

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This Lockdown, England’s Theaters Know What to Do Online by Matt Wolf

The first coronavirus shutdown caught playhouses unawares, but they learned lessons that stood them in good stead when the shutters came down again.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Review ‘Emilia’: An Elizabethan Poet Takes Her Rightful Place Onstage by Laura Collins-Hughes

The life of Emilia Bassano Lanier is interwoven with Shakespeare’s in a boisterous British comedy.

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Eat Up! Drama is Served at These Family Dinners by Maya Phillips

With fewer guests at the table this Thanksgiving, theatrical reminders that food, drink and reminiscence can unsettle as well as comfort.

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Depending on the Kindness of Sound Engineers by Alexis Soloski

Williamstown Theater Festival’s summer season is now a winter experiment, all on audio. That includes “A Streetcar Named Desire,” recorded in actor’s closets.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Laura Benanti Says Goodbye to Melania and Watches ‘Ted Lasso’ by Michael Paulson

The actress may be nearing the end as Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” but she has plenty of other projects and passions to keep her busy.

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A Thanksgiving Parade, Unfazed by Snow or Wind, Takes on a Pandemic by Julia Jacobs

Macy’s had to rip up its usual script and plan a new parade with the coronavirus in mind. There will be Rockettes, but don’t expect a kickline.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone by Sarah Bahr

The Westchester Broadway Theater was one of the last remaining professional dinner theaters in the country.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

She Was a Star Before ‘Emily in Paris’ by Alex Hawgood

Ashley Park is practically a Broadway veteran and has been nominated for a Tony and Grammy.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Review: Open Chat Windows and Closed Cases in ‘Citizen Detective’ by Alexis Soloski

With its latest show, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles has cornered the American market on long-running, agreeable online theater.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute by Michael Paulson

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.

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Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute. by Michael Paulson

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.

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Review: 4 Characters in Search of a Big Moment in ‘A Day’ by Jesse Green

They’re attractive, young and tech savvy, but their 24 hours don’t add up to much.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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Lockdowns Aren’t Funny. But You’ve Still Got to Laugh. by Laura Cappelle

In theaters before the second shutdown, and online once playhouses were closed, actors and comedians have tried to cheer up France.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Theater to Stream: ‘Uncle Vanya’ and an Ayad Akhtar Revival by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Constance Wu and Samira Wiley star in a Zoom-ified Chekhov play, and Ars Nova punches above its weight with a 24-hour telethon.

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Spike Lee’s Next Project: A Viagra Musical by Sarah Bahr

Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

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‘Between the World and Me’: From Page to Stage to Screen by Alexis Soloski

An all-star cast came together, remotely and in socially distanced shoots, to turn Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir into a vivid amalgam of art, music and performance for HBO.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

‘Remnant’ Review: A Digital Fog of War, and Its Aftermath by Maya Phillips

Drawing on interviews with soldiers and classical texts, Theater Mitu’s experimental collage is visually absorbing but thematically fuzzy.

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Rachel Bloom’s Life Is an Open Book by Dave Itzkoff

The star and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” wryly explores adolescent angst, adult trauma and musical theater in a new memoir, “I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.”

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The Director André Gregory Has Written a Memoir, but He Says He Hasn’t by Phillip Lopate

In “This Is Not My Memoir,” the co-star of “My Dinner With André” remembers his many theatrical provocations.

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Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet by Carey Perloff

The author didn’t know when she’d be able to work again in America. So she was thrilled to go to Helsinki to help stage a new “Jekyll & Hyde.”

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Razzle Dazzle, Part 2: Broadway Triumphs Again by Helen Shaw

Michael Riedel’s “Singular Sensation” tracks the blockbuster successes of the 1990s.

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When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction by Jesse Green

Four new shows are part of a movement to engage more directly in the debates of our times — sometimes even stealing the script.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

When the Critic Is Also the Star. And the Audience. by Laura Collins-Hughes and Alexis Soloski

Connection or isolation? Intensity or escape? This spate of shows that put the watcher to work are rewarding, but often in contrasting ways.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Lynn Kellogg, Who Found the Spotlight in ‘Hair,’ Dies at 77 by Anita Gates

She had a leading role as an uptight debutante-turned-hippie in the original Broadway production. She died of Covid-19.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater by Sarah Bahr

The 54-year-old man fell from a ladder above the stage at the theater that most recently hosted “Beetlejuice.”

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For Germany’s Theaters, a Reluctant Intermission by A.j. Goldmann

A second lockdown has put productions on hold and added extra drama to an already fraught theater season.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Israel Horovitz, Playwright Felled by Allegations of Abuse, Dies at 81 by Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names. But his career was tarnished when women came forward to describe a pattern of sexual misconduct…

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