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Review: ‘Leonora and Alejandro’ and One Rather Trippy Encounter

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:27:27 GMT

Amanda Miller as the Pajaro and Jennifer Johnson as Leonora Carrington, with Carlos Uriona as Alejandro Jodorowsky in the shadows, in “Leonora and Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro,” at Montclair State University.A new show draws on the art and writings of Leonora Carrington and Alejandro Jodorowsky, and gives viewers a peek into an expansive world.

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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano to Star in ‘True West’ on Broadway

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:03:37 GMT

Ethan Hawke, who will be starting in a Sam Shepard play, directed an Off Broadway production of Mr. Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” in 2010.Roundabout Theater Company announced Tuesday that its new production of “True West” will begin previews in December at the American Airlines Theater.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Goes From Stage to Page

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:54:15 GMT

The musical "Dear Evan Hansen" at the Music Box Theater.In an inversion of the usual adaptation process, the creators of the hit musical are releasing a novel based on the play.

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Review: ‘Old Stock,’ an Immigrant Love Story Set to Klezmer

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:37:58 GMT

The singer-songwriter Ben Caplan narrates “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story,” which runs through April 22 at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan.In this spry and winning show, a Canadian playwright links the story of her great-grandparents to the refugee crisis of the present.

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Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ Where Work Is a Dirty Word

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:45:07 GMT

Paul Alexander Nolan, center, as Tully, a resort-island singer with a passing resemblance to Jimmy Buffett, in the jukebox musical “Escape to Margaritaville.”The Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical is so laid back it collapses.

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Review: In ‘The Wholehearted,’ Old Wounds Feel Angry and New

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:00:06 GMT

Suli Holum as Dee, a champion boxer, in “The Wholehearted.”A boxing champ who survived an attempt on her life prepares to seek revenge in this multimedia play at Abrons Arts Center.

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Review: Hopscotching Between Worlds in ‘My Dear Brooklyn’

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:45:06 GMT

Modesto Jimenez checking in with his mother on FaceTime in “¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn.”In an overstuffed one-man show, Modesto Jimenez recalls a personal journey that includes gang life, a liberal-arts college and experimental theater.

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Billie Piper Hasn’t Looked Back Since She Left the Tardis

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:06 GMT

The British actor and writer Billie Piper, who will be performing in an adaptation of the play “Yerma” at the Park Avenue Armory.The English actor has played a television time-traveler, a call girl and a woman desperate to conceive a child. Next stop? New York and new projects.

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They Talk About Porn in This Show. Audience Participation Is Encouraged.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:22:27 GMT

Christopher Green, the creator and co-director of “Prurience,” an immersive theater piece in which audience members “join” a self-help group for pornography addicts.“Prurience,” a new immersive theater piece by Christopher Green, is set at a self-help group for pornography addicts.

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Review: ‘Distant Observer’ Shifts Shape as Authors Take Turns

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:45:21 GMT

From left, Kyle Griffiths, Claire Buckingham and Samuel Im in “Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence,” Reality and identity are mutable things in “Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence,” by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun, at La MaMa.

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On Comedy: Introducing a Major New Voice in Comedy (Who Also Attacks Comedy)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:48:36 GMT

Hannah Gadsby in a scene from her SoHo Playhouse show, “Nanette.”The Australian stand-up Hannah Gadsby examines a culture that excuses abuse and takes on comedy’s pieties. Laughter is not good medicine, in her view.

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Mighty Women Warriors, Resurrected From an Ancient Epic

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:09:51 GMT

A rehearsal of “Forty Girls” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The musical retells an ancient epic of female warriors in Central Asia who resisted male invaders, fighting to the death rather than submit to the victors.The new telling of “Forty Girls,” which mixes video, songs and traditional and modern music, is a bold departure for a Muslim country, especially Uzbekistan.

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Will ‘Grief Is the Thing With Feathers’ Take Flight on the Stage?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:09:10 GMT

Max Porter, left, wrote the experimental novel that Enda Walsh, center, has adapted into a play starring Cillian Murphy. “I knew he’d be good,” Mr. Porter said of Mr. Murphy’s acting, “but he’s phenomenally good.”A new production starring Cillian Murphy will transform Max Porter’s experimental novel into a play. Just don’t expect any C.G.I. birds.

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16 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:00:06 GMT

Mark Rylance as the king in need of a musical salve in “Farinelli and the King,” which closes at the Belasco on March 25.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Review: In ‘Education,’ a Fictional Protest That Pales Next to Real Ones

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:26:41 GMT

Wesley T. Jones and Bruce Faulk in Brian Dykstra’‘s “Education.”Brian Dykstra’s play about a student’s activist artwork lacks the kind of focus that teenagers around the country are bringing to issues like gun control.

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Alison Luff

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:22:43 GMT

Ms. Luff, with Christopher Jahnke on piano, sings "It's My Job" from the musical "Escape From Margaritaville."

Two Theater Worlds Collide in Paris

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:40:25 GMT

Hiran Abeysekera and Ery Nzaramba in Peter Brook’s “The Prisoner” at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.Theaters in France and in the English-speaking world couldn’t be more different. But they can learn from each other, as three productions in Paris show.

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Review: They Meet Again in ‘Later Life.’ Will Fireworks Follow?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:45:05 GMT

From left: Barbara Garrick and Laurence Lau (with Liam Craig at right) as old acquaintances who reconnect in middle age in “Later Life.”The Keen Company’s limpid revival of A.R. Gurney’s 1993 play makes a case for this eloquent portrait of a man who can’t change.

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Harlem School of the Arts Announces Conservatory-Level Summer Theater Program

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:03:43 GMT

The Harlem School of the Arts, which is planning a summer program in cooperation with the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.Students will be taught by professionals from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art in this new summer program.

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Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:42:45 GMT

Gregory Peck, left, and the writer Harper Lee at the premiere of the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in which Peck played the crusading lawyer Atticus Finch.The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Edinburgh International Festival Embraces Youth at 71

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:31:26 GMT

The composer Anna Meredith, shown here at South by Southwest in 2017, is creating the Edinburgh International Festival’s opening event with the design and technology company 59 Productions.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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Curses! And Why They Work So Well Onstage (Sometimes)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:10:04 GMT

From left, Sean Patrick Doyle, Beth Kirkpatrick, Florrie Bagel and Luke Grooms in “Jerry Springer — The Opera.”Playwrights talk about how to use profanities for maximum effect — and how they can backfire.

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