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Review: Doubling Down on Doublespeak in ‘1984’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:14 GMT

Tom Sturridge in “1984,” at the Hudson Theater.An often irritating British-born adaptation of George Orwell’s novel suggests that all facts are alternative.

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Review: In ‘The Traveling Lady,’ Hope and Regret Run Neck and Neck

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:12 GMT

Larry Bull and Jean Lichty in “The Traveling Lady,” at the Cherry Lane Theater through July 16.Horton Foote’s 1954 drama of repression is given an affectionate if muddy revival.

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‘Marvin’s Room’ Moves to Broadway With Women Front and Center

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:24 GMT

From left, Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, Celia Weston, who star in “Marvin’s Room,” directed by Anne Kauffman, far right.The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.

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‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:30:17 GMT

Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” at the Cort Theater on Broadway. On Thursday, producers announced that the play, which was set to close on June 25 because of poor ticket sales, would stay open through Aug. 6.The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

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Review: ‘Harbored’ Spins Immigrants’ Tales, With Liberty in View

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:25:32 GMT

Ayana Workman and Luke Zimmerman, atop ladders, in “Harbored,” at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.En Garde Arts’ new production is an immersive work about immigration and making the best of difficult situations. Like those acoustics.

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Mimi O’Donnell Leaves Post at Labyrinth Theater Company

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:44 GMT

Mimi O’Donnell, who became the sole artistic director of the Labyrinth Theater Company in 2013, has led the company through a difficult time of transition.Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:17:54 GMT

Laura Linney, left, as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes,” closing next month at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Show Us Your Wall: If These Walls Could Talk? They Do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:06:59 GMT

The playwright Lynn Nottage, at home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The large painting above her is by Norman Lewis, who was a good friend of her father’s. Two works by Romare Bearden are at far left.The playwright Lynn Nottage’s Brooklyn house is a standing-room-only theater-in-the-round of African-American art: its contents and its discontents.

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Review: An Immersive ‘Seeing You’ Sends Its Audience to War

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:00:37 GMT

A scene from “Seeing You,” an immersive play performed under the High Line in Chelsea.Our chief theater critics went to see the interactive performance piece on the same night, expecting to have vastly different experiences. They didn’t.

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‘Cats’ Revival to Close at Year’s End

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:18:09 GMT

Georgina Pazcoguin performing in the revival of “Cats” at the Neil Simon Theater in July 2016.The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.

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Three Daughters and a Fraying Father in ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:19:52 GMT

Alyssa Bresnahan and Michael Rispoli in Meghan Kennedy’s “Napoli, Brooklyn.”Meghan Kennedy’s new play focuses on Italian parents and their three daughters growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 1960.

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‘Jerry Springer — The Opera’ Is to Open Off Broadway at the New Group

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Harvey Keitel, center, in a concert staging of “Jerry Springer — The Opera” at Carnegie Hall in 2008. The satirical musical will have its first proper run in New York next season at the New Group Off Broadway.The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

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Review: ‘Fulfillment Center’ Finds the Poetry in Missed Connections

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:00:01 GMT

Bobby Moreno and Eboni Booth in “Fulfillment Center” at the Studio of City Center Stage II.In this impeccably realized play by Abe Koogler, four mismatched characters reach out to each other in a New Mexico desertscape.

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Here’s One Canadian Theater Company That Isn’t Afraid to Show Off

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:59:11 GMT

Albert Schultz, the artistic director of Soulpepper Theater Company, in his office in Toronto.For Soulpepper Theater Company, putting on 30 productions at home won’t do this year. The Toronto troupe is also programming a New York theater center for July.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Merce Cunningham onstage, with the composer John Cage to the right, in “How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run” in 1970. The image is part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new digital archives.Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

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Steven Pasquale, Set to Star in ‘Junk,’ Backs Out of ‘Brigadoon’

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:14 GMT

Steven Pasquale in “The Bridges of Madison County” in 2014. He was cast in a new play at Lincoln Center Theater and had to depart a musical at City Center.The actor, who was cast in a new play by Ayad Akhtar, has left the musical “Brigadoon” over scheduling and will be replaced by Patrick Wilson.

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Review: Specters of the Stage Enchant in ‘Ghost Light’

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:01:49 GMT

Jessy Smith in “Ghost Light,” an immersive performance piece at the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center.Third Rail Projects turns the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center into a haunted house of theatrical ego.

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A Big Beneficiary of 2017 Tony Awards? ‘Oslo,’ a Play About Diplomacy

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:32:06 GMT

Jennifer Ehle in “Oslo,” which has experienced an increase in ticket sales since it won a major Tony Award.This play about the Middle East peace process, has had a jump in ticket sales since it won the Tony for best new play.

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Review: ‘Good Muslim’ Highlights a Mixed Bag of One-Acts

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:04 GMT

David Garelik and Lily Balsen in “The Good Muslim,” part of Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual one-act play series.Zakiyyah Alexander’s ambitious play leaves the viewer wanting more, but several other works register as contrived or wan.

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Yiddish Theater Plans an Immigration Arts Summit

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:02:10 GMT

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene’s production of “The Megile of Itzik Manger” in 2013.The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, a downtown cultural mainstay, will bring together an array of arts groups for a two-day festival.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Alanis Morissette Album From the ’90s America Needs Now

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:21:01 GMT

Alanis Morissette in 1999.The “Jagged Little Pill” musical can’t come soon enough.

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Review: ‘(Not) Water’ Offers Too Much to Drink In

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:51:18 GMT

Mike Shapiro, left, and Ethan Hova in “(Not) Water.”This Sheila Callaghan play, intermittently immersive, struggles under the weight of its ambitions.

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Review: ‘Invincible’ Brings Class and Conflict to the Party

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:33:01 GMT

Alastair Whatley and Emily Bowker in “Invincible,” at 59E59 Theaters.This Torben Betts play, a comedy set in northern England, skewers working class narrow-mindedness and liberal condescension.

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Protesters Outside ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park, and Laughs Inside

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:56:32 GMT

The stage of the Delacorte Theater, in Central Park, ahead of Saturday night’s production of “Julius Caesar.”Just a day after the “Shakespeare in the Park” play was interrupted by protesters who rushed on stage, a few demonstrators picketed, and the production was adjusted to address the episode.

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Table for Three: Al Franken and Olivia Wilde: Calling a Lie a Lie

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:00:28 GMT

Senator Al Franken and Olivia Wilde at lunch at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan.The senator and the actress discuss truth and untruth in the age of “alternative facts” and the importance of thinking for yourself.

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Two Protesters Disrupt ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:15:36 GMT

People arrived for Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Julius Caesar” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday.A production of the Shakespeare play was interrupted by protesters objecting to a scene where a character resembling President Trump is murdered.

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