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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:26:03 GMTWinsome Brown in “Hit the Body Alarm,” at the Performing Garage.The play, by Winsome Browne and Brad Rouse, also samples a bit of Milton as it tells its tales.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:20:02 GMTRebekah Brockman and John Evans Reese in “A Taste of Honey,” a revival of Shelagh Delaney’s play at the Pearl Theater Company.Shelagh Delaney’s play, once a hit in the West End and on Broadway, is revived by Pearl Theater Company.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:36:42 GMTLiev Schreiber at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will star in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” which opens Oct. 8 at the Booth Theater.Starring in the revival of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” Mr. Schreiber doesn’t see himself as a womanizer: It’s “an awkward, uncomfortable mismatch.”
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:23 GMTLisa Lampanelli at the dessert bistro Sugar and Plumm. Her drama “Stuffed,” which explores women, food and body image, opens Oct. 7. The play centers on four women with different perspectives, including one who is unfazed by being overweight.The insult comic has channeled anxieties about food and body insecurities into her first play, “Stuffed.”
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:41:23 GMTIrene Lucio and Dan Domingues in “The Undertaking,” at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fishman Space.The thought-provoking new show from the Civilians is a collage of testimonials drawn from people with a particular point of view on, or relationship with, mortality.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:19:18 GMTRachel McPhee plays one of the first women to become a New York City police detective in “Dead Shot Mary.”Mary Shanley, the subject of this play by Robert K. Benson, was one of the first women to become a New York City police detective.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:29:16 GMTAn illustration by Miguel Covarrubias is featured in artwork for a production of Eugene O’Neill’s play “The Hairy Ape” at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.An illustration by Miguel Covarrubias underlines themes of masculinity in Eugene O’Neill’s play.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:36:28 GMTThe British director Michael Grandage.Disney is expected to hire Michael Grandage to direct the musical version of its hit film “Frozen.”
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:38:22 GMTJennifer Lim and Louis Ozawa Changchien in “Caught,” closing on Saturday at La MaMa. See listing below.A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:24:03 GMTRon Fassler, an actor, director and author, said he last sneaked into a show at intermission about 15 years ago. “There is much greater pressure on theater owners now,” he said.Slipping in with crowds during intermission, known as second-acting, was once a rite of passage for students and starving actors. But theaters no longer turn a blind eye to the practice.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:44:43 GMTFrom left, Donovan Mendelovitz, Derek Christopher Murphy, Caitlin Donohue and Ben Schrager in the Atlantic Theater Company’s “1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories.”Robert Lopez, a songwriter for “Frozen,” and Adam Koplan created this Atlantic for Kids adaptation, an exuberant musical with both actors and puppets.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:23 GMTA scene from “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.”“Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities” will play under a big top in a pop-up space.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:52:44 GMTFrom left, Ian McKellen as Spooner, Patrick Stewart as Hirst and Owen Teale as Briggs in “No Man’s Land” at Wyndham’s Theater in London.Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star in a new London production of the play at Wyndham’s Theater.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:01:22 GMTThe playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is one of this year’s 23 fellows.The 23 winners of this year’s fellowships, awarded for “originality, insight and potential,” include writers, visual artists, scientists and lawyers.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:05:45 GMTKristin Worrall, whose life is recounted in the multi-installment “Life and Times,” from the experimental company Nature Theater of Oklahoma.Our critic Charles Isherwood prizes epic theater. Here’s his take on two inspired long-form works coming to an end in New York at roughly the same time.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:28:29 GMTMelissa Errico, at Feinstein’s/54 Below in “Funny, I’m a Woman With Children.”“Funny, I’m a Woman With Children” at Feinstein’s/54 Below was full of Ms. Errico’s humor, though she was unable to fully let go in some numbers.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:00:02 GMTThe irreverent play is being embraced by artistic directors in American nonprofit professional theaters, American Theatre magazine says.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:19:46 GMTSonya Kelly and Paul Curley in Ms. Kelly’s play “How to Keep an Alien,” at the Irish Arts Center.Brian Quijada and Sonya Kelly are performing in plays they have written that illustrate the hoops people go through when they join another culture.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:24:18 GMTChukwudi Iwuji, the lead in the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit production of “Hamlet.”The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit took on the challenge of presenting this play in a nontheatrical space in Harlem; now the cast will continue it in a theatrical one.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:49:20 GMTIn his latest show, at the Marquis Theater, Lewis Black sounds not so much angry as defeated during this election year.In his latest show, at the Marquis Theater, the comedian sounds not so much angry as defeated during an election year in which fiction and reality intersect.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:18:18 GMTLa Guardia Airport after an explosion in 1975. Not many city residents can remember that in the late 1960s and into the early ’70s, an extraordinary number of bombs were set off or planted in New York City.As two characters talked about a bombing onstage in “Quietly,” at the Irish Repertory Theater on Saturday night, a tremendous bang echoed through the theater.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:05:25 GMTHannia Guillen and Raúl Méndez in “Bathing in Moonlight.”In this Nilo Cruz play, Father Monroe grapples with the intimate feelings he shares with a woman whose family attends his church.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:32:15 GMTJimmi Simpson and Justine Lupe play a couple trying to reinvigorate their relationship in “Empathitrax,” at Here.This Ana Nogueira play centers on a pill that allows a couple to know each other’s deepest feelings. Complications ensue.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:58:43 GMTA scene from a 2014 production of “Confucius” at the National Center for the Performing Arts.A flashy show staged by a 77th-generation descendant underscores the enduring cachet of the ancient philosopher.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:14:54 GMTEdward Albee in 2007.A meditation on family and legacy from my teacher and friend, Edward Albee.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:01 GMTThe actress Kathleen Chalfant, who signed a letter of protest over 54 Below’s action. “I was very distressed to discover that, in order to support one movement I thought was important, there was some kind of peculiar political test,” she said.More than 50 people signed a letter condemning Feinstein’s/54 Below for canceling the concert event, “Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter.”
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:08:52 GMTCharmian Carr, with Daniel Truhitte, in the “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” number from the 1965 film “The Sound of Music.”Ms. Carr was a big fan of “The Sound of Music” singalongs, calling them “a kind of therapy.”
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:51:39 GMTFrom left, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Roberta Maxwell, Amy Warren (back to camera), and Lynn Hawley in “What Did You Expect?” at the Public Theater. The play is part of Richard Nelson’s cycle “The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family.”Richard Nelson portrays life in a political season as a bewildering mirage for an extended family that finds itself in reduced circumstances.