Friday, December 2, 2022

Gabriel Byrne Reflects on the End of His Broadway Show, and Tells T a Joke by Sarah Bahr

‘Walking With Ghosts,’ which closed Nov. 20, allowed the Irish actor to showcase his passion for the humor of everyday life.

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‘Ain’t No Mo’’ Review: After Great Tribulation, an Exodus of Black Citizens by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In Jordan E. Cooper’s biting satire, Black Americans descended from slaves are offered one-way airfare to Africa.

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Review: Dancing to Tears for Fears, Until They’re Worn Out by Gia Kourlas

The Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat presents “LOVETRAIN2020,” a work set to hits by the British duo, for his company’s Brooklyn Academy of Music debut.

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New York City Ballet’s Sterling Hyltin Prepares for a Final Bow by Marina Harss

After a season of saying farewell to cherished roles, the City Ballet principal Sterling Hyltin prepares to take her final bow in “The Nutcracker.”

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Courtroom Drama: New Legal Battle Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Three years ago a new Broadway play based on the classic Harper Lee novel tried to prevent regional stagings of an earlier dramatization. Now, the roles are reversed.

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Doing It Again: Spears Songs and Fairy Tale Characters, Now for Broadway by Michael Paulson

“Once Upon a One More Time” plans to open on Broadway next summer.

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At 91, Adrienne Kennedy Is Finally on Broadway. What Took So Long? by Scott Brown

The playwright behind “Ohio State Murders,” opening this month, has a theory as to why: “It’s because I’m a Black woman.”

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Here Are the Best Dance Performances of 2022 by Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke

After a few slow, sad years, the dance calendar returned to something like abundance, with standout shows that leaned into joy and community.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dramatizing the Story of a Gay Mid-Century Tattoo Artist Who Was So Much More by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“Underneath the Skin,” a theater piece by John Kelly, meditates on the life of Samuel Steward, who always lived boldly when others dared not.

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Beyond Ballroom: Twyla Tharp’s American Classicism by Elizabeth Kendall

In “Nine Sinatra Songs,” recently revived at City Center, Tharp captured elusive strains in the country’s DNA.

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‘The Wiz’ Aims for Broadway After a U.S. Tour by Kalia Richardson

Schele Williams will direct and JaQuel Knight is choreographing a new production of the show, with additional material by Amber Ruffin. It will start its tour in Baltimore.

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In Paris, First-Person Trauma Jumps from Page to Stage by Laura Cappelle

Several intimate literary accounts of pain and suffering have been adapted for the theater recently — with varying success.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dream Logic Mixed With ‘a Catalog of My Interests Back in 1996’ by Gia Kourlas

The veteran choreographer Sally Silvers celebrates her 40th anniversary season with “Pandora’s New Cake Stain,” a version of her first evening-length work.

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Review: Complexions Returns With New Dances but Not New Moves by Brian Seibert

The contemporary ballet company, whose chief choreographer is Dwight Rhoden, presented dances at the Joyce Theater that felt like more of the same.

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Does Broadway Need Another ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Musical? Pat Benatar Says Yes by Adam Nagourney

After competing ideas and a cease-and-desist order, “Invincible — The Musical” arrives onstage. Just don’t call it a jukebox musical.

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Michael Feingold, Forceful Drama Critic, Dies at 77 by Neil Genzlinger

For decades he wrote about theater in The Village Voice, but he also was a dramaturge and a Tony-nominated translator.

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Playing Neil Diamond: A Dream Role, and a ‘Crazy Privilege’ by Laura Collins-Hughes

Will Swenson, the star of “A Beautiful Noise,” has come a long way from his days as an eighth grader wooing girls with his Diamond repertoire.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

With an ‘Othello’ of His Own, a Director Comes Full Circle by Alex Marshall

As a young man, Clint Dyer was appalled by a photograph from a blackface production of Shakespeare’s tragedy at the National Theater. Now, he is that playhouse’s deputy artistic director…

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The Museum of Broadway Is Open. Here Are 10 Highlights. by Sarah Bahr

In Times Square, a 26,000-square-foot space details the history of theater with objects like Patti LuPone’s “Evita” wig, a Jets jacket from “West Side Story” and more.

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Delay Broadway Closing After Sales Spike by Michael Paulson

Last week was the highest-grossing in the show’s 35-year history.

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Can This Man Stop Lying? by Ellen Barry and Dave Sanders

Christopher Massimine, whose compulsive lying derailed a promising career in theater, maintains that it’s a mental illness that has dogged him since childhood.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Susan Kikuchi, 74, Dies; Staged Martha Graham Dances and ‘King and I’ by Anna Kisselgoff

Like her mother, she became a Graham dancer, and then oversaw acclaimed productions of the choreographer’s works as well as Jerome Robbins’ musical.

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‘The Gett’ Review: Jewish History and a Woman’s Future by Laura Collins-Hughes

The ancient and contemporary swirl together in Liba Vaynberg’s ambitious, off-kilter play about life after a divorce.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Review: In ‘KPOP,’ Korean Pop and Broadway Meet (Too) Cute by Jesse Green

The worldwide sensation and American-style musical theater form an awkward alliance onstage.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63 by Amanda Holpuch

Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained international fame as the singer of major pop anthems from movies of the 1980s.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

After a 70-Year Run in London, ‘The Mousetrap’ Heads to Broadway by Alex Marshall

The enduring Agatha Christie whodunit, which has stumped West End theatergoers since 1952, will come to New York next year. (No spoilers, please.)

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Review: At the Big Apple Circus, It’s a Family Affair by Alexis Soloski and Seth Caplan

Though smaller and less glitzy than extravaganzas of years past, “Dream Big” is a brisk, welcoming, back-to-basics experience brimming with pizazz.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

‘The Rat Trap’ Review: Together for Better, but Mostly for Worse by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Noël Coward’s bleak portrait of a collapsing marriage between two artists has its American premiere at New York City Center.

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The Tiny Dancers Who Make ‘The Nutcracker’ Sparkle by Gia Kourlas and Erik Tanner

In New York City Ballet’s production this year, the children, most of them new to the show, are back to normal. Pint-size, that is.

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London’s Theater Cuts Matter, on Broadway and Beyond by Matt Wolf

The cushion of state money let the Hampstead and Donmar playhouses develop broad programs with international reach. Now they must find creative ways to play on.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Corey Hawkins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in ‘Topdog/Underdog’ and the Art of Deception by Salamishah Tillet

Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II discuss their electrifying performances in the Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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