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'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

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In the Living Room with a Gay Dad and a Lesbian Daughter

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Fun Home" transforms cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir into an affecting, yet buoyant, chamber musical.

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'King and I' Waltzes onto Broadway

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A new revival of the 1951 production maintains the sweep and romance of the original Rodgers and Hammerstein show while toning down the more problematic parts. 

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The Pure Pleasure of 'An American in Paris'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Once a 1950s movie classic, it's now a Broadway musical. It's fresh — and fantastic.

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'Gigi' Takes Broadway, Again

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The 1958 movie musical “Gigi" won nine Oscars, but a 1973 theatrical production did not enjoy similar success. Now a new stage version starring Vanessa Hudgens has opened on Broadway.

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When a Puppet Goes Bad

Friday, April 17, 2015

After the success of Avenue Q, puppets are back on Broadway in "Hand to God."

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Binge-Watching 'Wolf Hall'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hilary Mantel's award-winning novels are now on Broadway.

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'Buzzer' Confronts Neighborhood Dynamics in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The new Off Broadway play “Buzzer,” by Tracey Scott Wilson, tackles the sometimes fraught subject of urban gentrification.

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The Not-For-Tourists Dark Comedy 'Hand to God' Opens on Broadway

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Robert Askins’s dark comedy "Hand to God" has already had two productions Off Broadway. Now it’s making the leap to the big time.

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Opposites in Class and Ideology, and in Love

Friday, April 03, 2015

Skylight is about economic differences, clashing ideas, and at its most poignant it's about something simple: two people who love each other but can't see eye to eye. 

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Off Broadway, Silence Is Golden

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The latest Off Broadway hit is set at a weeklong silent spiritual retreat — which would seem to pose a dialogue challenge.

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Still Heidi After All These Years

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"The Heidi Chronicles," the most celebrated play by the late Wendy Wasserstein, has returned to Broadway in a new production at the Music Box Theatre.

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Kristin Chenoweth Charms in 'On the Twentieth Century'

Friday, March 20, 2015

This revival is set on a luxury passenger train in the 1930s, and it's the actress who keeps it from going off the rails.

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Larry David on Broadway

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You might be wondering if the Larry David you know from TV is the guy you’re going to see on Broadway. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood answers that question.

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Helen Mirren Plays the Queen on Broadway

Friday, March 13, 2015

The play "The Audience" comes from the same team as the Academy Award-winning film "The Queen."

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Queen Elizabeth Comes to Broadway

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren is Queen Elizabeth II again, this time on Broadway in "The Audience," which depicts the Queen in her weekly meetings with various prime ministers.

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Lesbian Love, Cut Into Fragments

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The new play "Bright Half Life" captures the politics and emotional processing common in lesbian relationships back in the 80s and 90s, when very little about being gay was legal.

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A Provoking Play That Doesn't Pull Punches

Friday, February 27, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Blazing Take on New York, the Revolution, and Alexander Hamilton

Friday, February 20, 2015

This is American history as seen through a New York lens.

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A Radiant Darkness in Brooklyn

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"The Iceman Cometh," Eugene O’Neill’s play about the denizens of a New York City dive bar, makes only rare appearances. But the four-act, four-hour play is now at BAM.

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