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An AIDS-Era Musical in an Age of Marriage Equality

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:05:25 GMT

From left, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal and Stephanie J. Block in a new production of “Falsettos.”Times have changed for gay rights, leading the makers of “Falsettos” to wonder how the show will be received compared with its Broadway debut in 1992.

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Review: ‘Request Concert,’ an Eleanor Rigby, at Least in Spirit

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:48:09 GMT

Danuta Stenka in Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1973 drama “Request Concert” at BAM.The German playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1973 drama takes naturalism to its extreme, showing a quiet woman passing through her evening.

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Review: Teenagers Grapple With Their Demons in ‘Wilderness’

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:02 GMT

Welker White, center, plays Mom in “Wilderness” at Abrons Arts Center.Dig beneath the usual stories of broken marriages and adolescent angst, and we discover wells of darkness that seem to have no bottom.

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For the Mad Ones, Bad Haircuts Make Good Theater

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:42:25 GMT

From left, Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Lila Neugebauer, Stephanie Wright Thompson and Michael Dalto of the Mad Ones theater troupe.The acclaimed company’s avowed artistic goal is to “examine and illuminate American nostalgia.”

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Theater Listings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:43:52 GMT

Scott Sheppard and Jennifer Kidwell in “Underground Railroad Game,” playing at Ars Nova. See listing below.A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.

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King Kong’s Latest Victim: The Writer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:17:39 GMT

Esther Hannaford and Chris Ryan in “King Kong.”Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book writer for the musical “King Kong,” has left the project.

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Howard Davies, Theater Director in Britain and on Broadway, Dies at 71

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:18:58 GMT

Howard Davies in the 1990s.Mr. Davies won awards in Britain and enthusiastic reviews on Broadway, where he mounted “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and “The Iceman Cometh,” among other productions.

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Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ to Open on Broadway

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:12:49 GMT

Adina Verson, left, and Katrina Lenk in the play “Indecent” at the Vineyard Theater in April.The work, by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, explores the real-life story of a play that was shut down in part because it depicted a lesbian relationship.

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Slashers, Zombies, Demons and Other Good Company

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:10:11 GMT

A scene from “Slasher,” a Canadian television series available on Netflix.A roundup of events and films for Halloween weekend.

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Kristin Chenoweth’s Many Lullabies for Broadway

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:54:18 GMT

Kristin Chenoweth starts a series concert performances on Broadway.Ms. Chenoweth starts a series of concert performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

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Review: In ‘Duat,’ the Here and Now and the Hereafter

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:58:41 GMT

Jomama Jones, center, in “Duat,” at the Connelly Theater.Eternity is downright cozy in Daniel Alexander Jones’s hearts-and-flowers-themed exploration of life and what lies beyond in this Soho Rep production.

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Review: ‘Vietgone,’ a Refugee Tale With Laughs and Rap

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:00:02 GMT

Raymond Lee and Jennifer Ikeda in Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone.”Qui Nguyen’s raucous comedy about Vietnamese refugees in America in 1975 smartly nails the dissonance of immigration.

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BAM Unveils Its Winter/Spring Season

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:17:51 GMT

From left, Marie Mullen, Aisling O’Sullivan and Marty Rea in “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” directed by Garry Hynes.Highlights include a production of the Tony-winning black comedy “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” directed by Garry Hynes in her Brooklyn Academy of Music debut.

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Public Theater Takes Its Under the Radar Festival to a Warship

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:35:38 GMT

A 600 Highwaymen production of “Employee of the Year.” The troupe will be performing “The Fever” at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in January.The 13th annual festival includes “Blueprint Specials,” a musical performed at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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Review: Rip Van Winkle Meets Creepy Gnomes in ‘Now Is the Time. Now Is the Best Time. Now Is the Best Time of Your Life.’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:37:00 GMT

From left, Ry Szelong, Kaaron Briscoe and Morgan Lindsey Tachco in “Now Is the Time. Now Is the Best Time. Now Is the Best Time of Your Life.”An oddly endearing production at the Abrons Arts Center that traffics far more in scary bearded creatures than narrative intelligibility.

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Review: In ‘Public Enemy,’ a Noble Whistle-Blower Turns Fanatic

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:09:10 GMT

Jimonn Cole, foreground, in “Public Enemy,” David Harrower’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.”Ibsen’s evergreen story still has much to offer in this 90-minute version by David Harrower, given a modern-dress production by the Pearl Theater.

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Emma Rice Will Bow Out as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:39:56 GMT

Emma RiceA statement from the theater’s board suggested that the use of technology in productions led to the decision about her departure, in 2018.

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Shines in a Joyous ‘Sunday in the Park With George’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:53:03 GMT

Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Sunday in the Park With George,” at City Center.In this gala performance, Mr. Gyllenhaal plays the French painter Georges Seurat at work. It’s another musical night to remember at City Center.

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Glenn Close Will Star, Again, in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Broadway

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:03 GMT

Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.”Ms. Close is bringing the role back to Broadway for 16 weeks beginning in February at the Palace Theater.

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Review: In ‘A Life,’ Lonely and Looking to the Stars for Answers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:29:34 GMT

Brad Heberlee, left, and David Hyde Pierce in “A Life,” at Playwrights Horizons.David Hyde Pierce stars in this bleak new play by Adam Bock, which swerves suddenly from the mundane to the shocking.

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Review: In ‘The Harvest,’ a Crisis of Feeling for Young Evangelicals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:55:01 GMT

Peter Mark Kendall and Leah Karpel in “The Harvest,” by Samuel D. Hunter, at Lincoln Center Theater.This new play by Samuel D. Hunter centers on a group of 20-somethings who are exploring their problems as they prepare for a mission to the Middle East.

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A Word With: Lorenzo Lamas Will Fly You to the Grand Canyon (After He’s Sung)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:32:25 GMT

Lorenzo Lamas, 58, plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks” at Theater Center.Mr. Lamas, now in “The Fantasticks,” talks about his life in and out of show business and what brought him back to the stage.

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New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:46:47 GMT

A portrait of Christopher Marlowe, a Shakespeare colleague and rival.Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.

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Review: In David Hare’s ‘Plenty,’ Time Takes the Edge Off a Femme Fatale

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:32:19 GMT

Rachel Weisz and Ken Barnett in David Hare’s “Plenty” at the Public Theater, in a revival by David Leveaux.Rachel Weisz plays Susan Traherne, the radioactively unhappy center of this play, revived by David Leveaux at the Public Theater 34 years after opening there.

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Aleshea Harris Wins a Playwriting Prize for ‘Is God Is’

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:58:42 GMT

Aleshea HarrisMs. Harris won the Relentless Award, which is awarded annually to a playwright in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Golden Girls’ Puppet Parody

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:37:25 GMT

The cast of “That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody,” whose creator is the subject of a lawsuit.A playwright claims that the current Off Broadway show was stolen when a creative partnership turned sour.

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Jake Gyllenhaal on His Return to Broadway: Not So Fast

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:54:08 GMT

Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal in the play “Constellations.”The film star’s return to Broadway in Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This” has been postponed.

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‘Letter to a Man’

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:51:35 GMT

Scenes from the production based on the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, in which Mikhail Baryshnikov plays the early-20th-century ballet great who became schizophrenic.

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