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In ‘Hillary and Clinton,’ Codependence, and, Yes, Camaraderie
Theater, Yesterday

As a born-to-lose presidential contender, Laurie Metcalf is exasperation incarnate in Lucas Hnath’s play, which also stars John Lithgow.

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15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, Yesterday

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ on Broadway
Theater, Yesterday

The two monologues, which the actors performed last winter Off Broadway at the Public Theater, were written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.

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An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’
Theater, Yesterday

Kaneza Schaal’s experimental theater work has three sections and is paired with an installation featuring paintings and videos of the show’s inspirations.

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‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Criticizes Capitalism, at $2,000 a Seat
New York, Yesterday

A sold-out play casts the investment bank as the villain, but lets the plutocrat audience off easy.

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In John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast, a Rock Musical That’s All in Your Head
Theater, Yesterday

“Anthem: Homunculus” is a six-hour, 10-episode epic about a man and his teratoma. The tumor sings. As do Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Cynthia Erivo.

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On the London Stage, ‘Top Girls’ and a Grande Dame
Theater, Yesterday

Maggie Smith tackles an impressive one-woman show at the Bridge Theater, and a British classic of the 1980s gets a new lease on life at the National.

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The Metamorphosis of ‘Hadestown,’ From Cool to Gorgeous
Theater, April 17

After a downtown stop, a concept album based on Greek myths has become a full-scale Broadway entertainment.

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San Francisco’s Big-Hatted ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to Close After 45 Years
Theater, April 17

This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its content.

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In ‘All Our Children,’ Moral Authority Wades Into Nazi Germany
Theater, April 17

Stephen Unwin’s play, set in Germany in 1941, explores the reluctant evil perpetrated by people who think of themselves as good.

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Daniel Kramer Quits at English National Opera
Arts, April 17

The company’s artistic director resigned, just two weeks after he announced his second season.

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Can a Greek Tragedy Help Heal a Scarred City?
Theater, April 17

On the ground with the provocative stage director Milo Rau, who brought together European and Iraqi actors for a take on “The Oresteia” set in Mosul.

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Lehman Brothers, a Family Saga, as Viewed by Some Who Lived It
Business, April 17

“The Lehman Trilogy” is a theatrical panorama of the firm’s history and collapse. Lehman descendants and onetime employees have taken a keen interest.

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In ‘Socrates,’ a Brainy Tribute to a Prickly Provocateur
Theater, April 16

Michael Stuhlbarg is sublime in the title role of Tim Blake Nelson’s admiring but overlong play, presented as part of the Onassis Festival.

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Adam Driver Heats Up a Wobbly ‘Burn This’
Theater, April 16

In this imbalanced revival of Lanford Wilson’s play, also starring Keri Russell, Mr. Driver unleashes the full, scorching power of his talent.

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Playwrights Horizons Announces New Season
Theater, April 16

Michael Friedman’s “Unknown Soldier” will be staged in the 2019-20 season, along with plays by Jeremy O. Harris and Lucas Hnath.

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A Dark ‘Oklahoma!’ Brings Barefoot Modern Dance to Broadway
Arts, April 16

The choreographer John Heginbotham and the director Daniel Fish want the dance to “change the way we experience the show.”

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In ‘17 Border Crossings,’ Some Areas Are Left Unexplored
Theater, April 15

Thaddeus Phillips’s genial show retreats every time things get sticky or uncomfortable.

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Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70
Obituaries, April 15

After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.

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Toxic Men Get All the Attention. But Not in These Plays.
Theater, April 15

Theater encourages empathy, yet it sometimes seems women on stage get very little of it. That’s changing.

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Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Coverage of Trump Finances and Parkland Shooting
Business, April 15

Honors go to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The South Florida Sun Sentinel. And there was a posthumous award for Aretha Franklin.

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Rattlestick Theater Festival to Commemorate Stonewall Anniversary
Theater, April 15

The Pride Plays festival will feature more than a dozen readings from plays by seminal L.G.B.T. writers, as well as by newcomers.

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Stargazing and Whitman: Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils Summer Events
Arts, April 15

The array of public activities on offer will include film screenings, concerts and outdoor classes.

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The Women of ‘Plano’ Are All About Men
Theater, April 14

In this comedy by Will Arbery, three sisters slip-slide through time in a brightly heightened reality.

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The Modern Music Man: He Plays 70 Instruments and Video Games, Too
Theater, April 14

Just 28, Charlie Rosen has been working on Broadway for a decade, but his interests are as varied as the instruments he plays.

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A Dark Playwright for Dark Times
Theater, April 12

In recent seasons, Odon von Horvath has become one of the most performed playwrights in the German-speaking world. But who is he, and why is he so popular now?

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13 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, April 11

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Socrates Questions, a Contemporary Philosopher Answers
Theater, April 11

“If Athens had had our technology, I’m sure Socrates would have been widely blocked on social media,” Kwame Anthony Appiah said after seeing the play “Socrates” at the Public Theater.

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These Boots Were Made For a Long Run
Interactive, April 11

After 2,505 regular performances and 34 previews, the musical “Kinky Boots” high-stepped through its final Broadway performance.

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Signature Theater Sets Anna Deavere Smith Plays for New Season
Theater, April 11

“Fires in the Mirror” and “Twilight” will be staged in the 2019-20 season, along with plays by Dominique Morisseau and Katori Hall.

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Making a Haunted Home for ‘Beetlejuice’
Theater, April 11

Two families, one house, plus demons: The complicated set of the new Broadway musical is a shape-shifter all its own.

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The Playboy Club in 2019: Show Tunes and an Identity Crisis
Theater, April 11

Entertainment for all: On Mondays the club hosts Playboy Live!, a showcase for Broadway talent.

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A Mixed Bag of New Plays in Berlin
Theater, April 11

The Schaubühne’s FIND Festival showcases new theater from around the world, from Brussels to Santiago, Chile, and Montreal to Barcelona, Spain.

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Rupert Murdoch Liked Red Meat. So Bertie Carvel Takes His Steak Rare.
Theater, April 11

The son and grandson of journalists aims to complicate the “pantomime villain” he portrays in “Ink.”

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Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Case Against Australian Newspaper Publisher
World, April 11

The actor said two front-page articles in 2017 wrongly accused him of sexually harassing a female co-star during a Sydney theater production. He was awarded over $600,000 in initial damages.

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An Imagined Debate Between Legendary Playwrights
Interactive, April 10

Terrence McNally’s original play “Muses of Fire,” written exclusively for T’s Culture issue.

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A Conversation With Terrence McNally, the Bard of American Theater
Interactive, April 10

At 80, the legendary playwright reflects on his forward-looking art.

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Nostalgia in the Era of Climate Change
Interactive, April 10

Lynn Nottage’s original play “Submerged,” inspired by artwork by Lorna Simpson, written for T’s Culture issue.

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In an Imagined Future, a Play Unapproved by the Minister of Culture
Interactive, April 10

Adam Rapp’s original play “The Sand and the Snow,” written for T’s Culture issue.

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What if Children Ran the Country?
Interactive, April 10

Celine Song’s original play “Adults,” written for T’s Culture issue.

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Letter From the Editor: T Presents ‘America 2024’
Interactive, April 10

This issue pays tribute to the artist’s inability to unquestioningly accept the society in which she lives.

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Marilyn Monroe Goes to War in ‘Norma Jeane Baker of Troy’
Theater, April 10

Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming provide the oxygen in Anne Carson’s hypnotic and exasperating work, which imagines the actress as a Euripides heroine.

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Teenagers Charged With Setting Fire to Shakespeare Theater in Connecticut
Arts, April 8

The fire in January reduced the historic building, opened in 1955, to a smoldering mound of mangled steel.

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Puppets and Power Make for a Marvelous ‘Menagerie’
Theater, April 8

The latest play from the Mad Ones finds the seeds of momentous social change in a 1979 focus group about a kids’ television show.

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‘Marjana and the Forty Thieves’ Gives a Lesson in Storytelling
Theater, April 8

With the theater made up to resemble a nomadic tent, audience members sit on cushions, couches and bean bags, while the actors roam about the space.

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Russia Frees Director After Nearly 20 Months of House Arrest
Theater, April 8

While no longer confined to his apartment in Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov still faces up to 10 years in prison for embezzlement. He has received support from cultural figures around the world.

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A Smashing ‘Oklahoma!’ Is Reborn in the Land of Id
Theater, April 7

Daniel Fish’s wide-awake revival of an American classic gives us an “Oklahoma!” for our own age of anxiety, without ever betraying its source.

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‘The Inheritance’ Triumphs at Olivier Awards, and So Does a Gender-Swapping ‘Company’
Theater, April 7

A six-and-a-half-hour play about the legacy of AIDS in New York won best new play at the British equivalent of the Tonys. “Company” and “Come From Away” were also successful.

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‘Oasis’ Brings Childlike Whimsy to a Manhattan Mall
Theater, April 7

This charming new piece of site-specific theater from the company Third Rail Projects is staged on the steps of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

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‘Hamilton’ Set Designer Goes Whimsical, Using Sotheby’s Galleries as a Stage
Arts, April 5

David Korins is bringing some of Chatsworth House, the stately home from the movie “Pride and Prejudice,” to New York — for a show at Sotheby’s.

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Glenda Jackson Rules a Muddled World in ‘King Lear’
Theater, April 4

In Sam Gold’s haphazard production of Shakespeare’s bleakest tragedy, Ms. Jackson demonstrates her singular intelligence as an actress.

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‘Sincerely, Oscar’ Is Some Embarrassing Evening
Theater, April 4

If the nuance-free singing doesn’t turn you against this revue of songs with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, perhaps his holographic ghost will do the trick.

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The Shed Is Finally Open. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Arts, April 4

We offer a guide to navigating the new arts center set amid the towers of Hudson Yards.

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Let It Bleed: The Perverse Influence of ‘Titus Andronicus’
Theater, April 4

With Taylor Mac’s “sequel” about to open on Broadway, we look at how Shakespeare’s goriest play has seeped into pop culture.

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Onstage in Paris, Two Directors Overreach
Theater, April 4

Simon Stone and Stanislas Nordey present productions in which their ambitions get the better of them.

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In ‘The Cradle Will Rock,’ Labor Gets Belabored
Theater, April 3

A revival of the Marc Blitzstein “play in music” about unions and kleptocrats is too wan to make much of the material’s contradictions.

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A Shakespeare Festival Presents Modern Translations. Cue the Debate (Again).
Theater, April 3

A series of readings at Classic Stage Company will present the fruits of a project that charged people with “translating” Shakespeare into accessible (and faithful) modern English.

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Goodbye, Omar Sharif: Katrina Lenk Reflects on ‘The Band’s Visit’
Theater, April 3

The Tony Award-winning actress, who has been with the musical since its first performance, looks back on its runs on and Off Broadway.

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Stage Royalty Joined, and Separated, by Apartheid
Theater, April 3

South African actors John Kani and Antony Sher reunite for a play that explores how attitudes have, and haven’t changed, in the 25 years since democracy.

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A Devil’s Bargain, Live and on Video, in ‘Faust 2.0’
Theater, April 2

The latest Mabou Mines production is a strikingly designed but ultimately bloodless take on the weird second part of Goethe’s classic.

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In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present
Theater, April 2

A new production by Ivo Van Hove with a live orchestra makes the writer Thomas Mann a character in his most famous creation.

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Taylor Mac Wants Theater to Make You Uncomfortable
Magazine, April 2

His wild, profane creations confront us with everything horrifying and joyous about America — and ourselves. Now he’s coming for Broadway.

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What Do You Want From Your Local Theater? Readers Respond
Theater, April 1

Wishing for challenge, boldness, new work, intimacy, a friendly welcome — and inexpensive parking.

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Stranded Between Hope and Regret in ‘Life Sucks.’
Theater, April 1

Aaron Posner’s bitingly funny, unexpectedly touching play is “sort of adapted from ‘Uncle Vanya.’”

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In ‘The White Devil,’ Pick Your Poison
Theater, March 31

Turns out that a Jacobean tragedy with a bleak worldview and an extensive body count can still be a lot of fun.

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Can a Play Make the Constitution Great Again?
Theater, March 31

“What the Constitution Means to Me,” the best new play of the Broadway season so far, rivetingly combines personal history and civic engagement.

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‘Do You Feel Anger’ Plumbs the Depths of Office Humor
Theater, March 31

In Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s fitfully funny play, a female empathy coach faces the insuperable challenge of teaching men some compassion.

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How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy
Opinion, March 31

A racist caricature from 19th-century minstrel theater still haunts America.

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‘Fosse/Verdon’ Has Magic to Do. And Undo.
Arts, March 29

A limited FX series revives two Broadway legends, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Will the show razzle dazzle us? Or will it find a new way to tell the story of artists who behave badly?

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In ‘The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,’ the Political Thrill Is Gone
Theater, March 28

Shana Cooper’s revival at Theater for a New Audience is so deep in conversation with itself and its dance battles that it nearly forgets to speak to us today.

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15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, March 28

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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A Magnificent Road to Ruin in ‘The Lehman Trilogy’
Theater, March 28

This three-hour-plus portrait of the creation and destruction of the house of Lehman, directed by Sam Mendes, is an endlessly absorbing epic tragedy.

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A Pinter Marathon Saves the Best for Last
Theater, March 28

A revelatory new production of “Betrayal” starring Tom Hiddleston comes after a season of the playwright’s one-act plays.

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African-American Flight 1619 Now Boarding in ‘Ain’t No Mo’
Theater, March 27

What if black people, sick of injustice, picked up and left the United States? An outrageous satire by Jordan E. Cooper imagines the possibility, and the loss.

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Her ‘Great Comet’ Glowed. Now She’s Heading to ‘Hadestown’
Theater, March 27

Rachel Chavkin is back on Broadway with another eye-popping, folk-fueled musical unlike anything else commercial theater has to offer.

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He Changed ‘Oklahoma!’ But ‘Oklahoma!’ Hasn’t Changed Him.
Theater, March 27

How the director Daniel Fish stuck to his guns and rode his darkly visionary take on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic from the experimental fringes to Broadway.

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‘Smart Blonde’ Revisits a Star of Old Hollywood
Theater, March 26

Willy Holtzman’s play, with the storytelling quality of PowerPoint, offers a biography of Judy Holliday, an award-winning actress who died young.

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Plays by Tracy Letts and Bess Wohl Headed to Broadway
Theater, March 26

A revival of Richard Greenberg’s baseball comedy “Take Me Out” will also be part of Second Stage Theater’s 2019-20 season.

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Staging a True Family Nightmare in ‘Accidentally Brave’
Theater, March 25

What happens when the husband you thought you knew is discovered harboring a terrible secret? Maddie Corman learned the hard way.

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High School ‘Alien’ Production Wins Internet Raves
Theater, March 25

For just $3,500, the drama club at North Bergen High School recreated Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror thriller on stage, reaching a global audience, too.

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Fixing a Dispassionate Stare on Slavery in ‘Southern Promises’
Theater, March 24

Niegel Smith’s revival of Thomas Bradshaw’s 2008 play is presented at the Flea Theater by a cast made up of people of color, and with a new ending.

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‘Vilna’ Takes Jewish Prisoners on a Desperate Quest
Theater, March 24

A work of historical fiction inspired by the real-life discovery of a tunnel dug during the Holocaust.

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A Séance (With Leaf Blowers) in ‘Variations on the Main’
Theater, March 24

The final show at Jack’s current location is weird and difficult to parse. But it’s nice to know there’s a place for theater like this in New York.

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Maya Turovskaya, Russian Critic and Documentarian, Dies at 94
Obituaries, March 22

Called “the Susan Sontag of Soviet aesthetic thought,” she wrote about movies and theater and helped make a film that drew parallels between Nazism and Stalin.

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Antonia Rey, Latin Actress of Stage and Screen, Dies at 92
Obituaries, March 22

She and her husband fled Cuba under Castro, giving up their prominence in theater there. In the North, she had a steady diet of ethnic roles.

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Cush Jumbo Still Has Hope. And You Should, Too.
Arts, March 22

She talks about “The Good Fight,” her new baby, the craziness of art replicating life (and vice versa) — and why she still has hope.

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An All-Star Team in the Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’
Theater, March 21

This shrewdly assembled show, directed by Des McAnuff, considers the interchangeability of a crew of Motown’s finest, though there’s plenty of star shine, too.

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12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, March 21

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Harvey Fierstein to Play Bella Abzug in New Solo Show
Theater, March 21

The play, called “Bella Bella” and written by Mr. Fierstein, casts him as the outspoken New York congresswoman and activist.

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In ‘I Married an Angel,’ a 1930s Musical Falls to Earth
Theater, March 21

How should we look at an old show with objectionable gender politics? As a historical curio, or as the next item on the cancel culture agenda?

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Tickling Worms in the Lab, Tickling Funny Bones Onstage
Theater, March 21

Matt Walker just got his big acting break in the farce “The Play That Goes Wrong.” But he’s not giving up his day job in a Nobel winner’s biology lab.

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When Mae West Met Diane Arbus
Arts, March 21

A new play by the Australian writer Stephen Sewell imagines an intriguing meeting of strong women.

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Hearing the Roar of Racism in ‘White Noise’
Theater, March 20

In her enthralling study of interracial relationships, featuring a brilliant Daveed Diggs, Suzan-Lori Parks parses the lies we live by.

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John Doyle to Direct ‘Assassins’ at Classic Stage Company
Theater, March 20

Mr. Doyle will also helm a production of “Macbeth” in a season that focuses on gothic horror, too, with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein.”

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He’s the Star of ‘Tootsie’ on Broadway. Wearing Heels Is the Easy Part.
Theater, March 20

Santino Fontana’s turn as a man in a wig comes at a time when Broadway has been reckoning with the idea that musical comedies need to offer fully realized female characters.