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At the London Theater, a Fear of the Foreign and Familiar
Theater, Yesterday

Revivals of work by Pinter and Miller — and a play about an Englishman roped into an Italian horror movie — ponder mortal anxiety in the age of Brexit.

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An Infamous ‘Lolita’ Musical Gets a Belated New York Debut
Theater, Yesterday

A celebration of the “My Fair Lady” lyricist and librettist offers audiences a chance to reconsider one of his biggest flops.

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A Nashville Miracle
Opinion, Yesterday

The ballet ‘Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux’ is a forceful claiming of female desire and sexual self-determination.

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In ‘Spaceman,’ Floating in a Most Peculiar Way
Theater, February 17

Leegrid Stevens’s play follows an astronaut on her journey to Mars, as she checks her air pressure, fuel levels and mental health.

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No Surrendering to This ‘British Invasion’
Theater, February 17

There are plenty of earworms in this jukebox musical about Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, but the hackneyed love-triangle story lowers the volume.

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Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85
Obituaries, February 16

She shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister, but she struggled to achieve professional recognition.

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Suspended in Air, Searching for Connection in Two High-Flying Shows
Theater, February 15

“When Angels Fall,” at Peak Performances, and “Non Solus,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, blend circus with dance in feats of perfect equilibrium.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Face Death Onstage
Theater, February 14

In “Sea Wall/A Life,” at the Public Theater, a pair of monologues gives the two stars ample opportunity to shine and mourn.

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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, February 14

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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27 Ways to Keep Your Kids Culturally Engaged This Winter
Arts, February 14

Classical concerts, children’s film series and a festival where technology meets art are among the events that can keep young minds occupied (and having fun) through a school sabbatical and beyond.

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‘Stomp’ Turns 25. Here Are 10 Things You Didn’t Know About It.
Theater, February 14

There’s more to the show than banging on a can. Ask George Lucas, Hillary Clinton — and the performer who’s been doing it for 20 years.

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Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run
Theater, February 14

The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.

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Hilton Als: How Rachel Weisz Helped Save My Life
T Magazine, February 14

The writer pays tribute to the fearlessness of his friend ahead of Valentine’s Day — and the 91st Academy Awards.

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On the Endless Expressions of Emma Stone
T Magazine, February 14

In “The Favourite,” the actor’s deft portrayal of a wily ingénue took the author Durga Chew-Bose by surprise.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Make You Laugh So Hard It Hurts
Theater, February 14

The writer-actress behind the wild, disorienting comedy of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” is bringing her sneak-attack humor to New York.

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A Hit and a Miss for 2 Russian Productions in London
Theater, February 14

The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theater, on a short visit to Britain, impressed with Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan,” but fell short with Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”

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‘All About Eve’ Gets the Vampire Treatment from Ivo van Hove
Theater, February 13

This London adaptation of the Oscar-winning satire, starring a misused Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is like a horror movie without a pulse.

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Isabelle Huppert Is Busy. But There’s Always Time for Theater.
Theater, February 13

The French actress has five films coming out in 2019, including one while she stars in Florian Zeller’s play “The Mother” at Atlantic Theater Company.

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At ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ Attention Must Be Paid. Really.
Theater, February 12

Since you provide the content for this group’s delightful hip-hop musical improvisation, you really have to lend them your ears (and phones).

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‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ Is a Comedy That Goes Bang
Theater, February 12

Sean O’Casey’s tragicomic 1923 play has returned to the Irish Repertory Theater, the first production in a season devoted to his work.

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‘Raisin’ and ‘Ghosts’ Will Be Featured in Williamstown Season
Theater, February 11

Among the performers who will journey to the Berkshires: Uma Thurman, Mary Steenburgen, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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How She Survives: Strategies for Women on London Stages
Theater, February 11

Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney and Katherine Parkinson are three heroines in search of elusive selves in plays by Martin Crimp, Rona Munro and Laura Wade.

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Reviews: ‘Mies Julie’ and ‘Dance of Death,’ Love and Madness in Strindberg
Theater, February 10

Two productions at the Classic Stage Company channel the electric ambivalence of August Strindberg.

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‘The Light,’ an Unexpected Mix of #MeToo and Rom-Com
Theater, February 10

Loy A. Webb’s tear-struck thesis play starts with an engagement and swerves into the territory of sexual-assault trauma.

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Landmark Broadway Deal Gives Actors a Piece of the Profits
Theater, February 8

Performers and stage managers who help develop hit shows will share in the riches following an agreement reached Friday between their union and producers.

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Albert Finney, ‘Angry Young Man’ Who Became a Hollywood Star, Dies at 82
Obituaries, February 8

He was known for roles in the movies “Tom Jones,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich,” as well as on the London stage.

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Married With Children: New Gay Options, Explored Onstage
Theater, February 8

Two new theater productions in London give fresh perspectives on marriage and parenthood, by looking at them from a gay point of view.

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16 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, February 7

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Without Ethel Merman, a Limp ‘Call Me Madam’ at Encores!
Theater, February 7

This 1950 musical has some charming numbers, but without a monster personality at its center it seems like less of a comedy than a requiem.

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Onstage in France: Spanish Takes on Sex, Violence and Social Change
Theater, February 7

The annual Reims Scènes d’Europe festival showcases contemporary creation from around Europe. This year, it is focused on emerging artists from Spain.

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Theater as Moral Meditation in ‘Catonsville Nine’ and ‘The Courtroom’
Theater, February 6

Two shows enlist their spectators as witnesses, exhorting the Americans in the room to consider what our nation is doing in our name.

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An Unexpected Hero Will Visit Central Park: Here Comes Hercules
Theater, February 6

The newest feat to be undertaken by the Public Theater’s Public Works program will be an adaptation of the Disney musical “Hercules.”

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‘The Height of the Storm’ Is Heading to Broadway
Theater, February 6

The play, by Florian Zeller, is slated for Manhattan Theater Club’s 2019-20 season, along with works by Jeff Augustin and Qui Nguyen.

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From ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘The Twilight Zone.’ And Now, Trump.
Theater, February 6

London’s Almeida Theater has become a home away from home for the New York playwright Anne Washburn. Next: a very American comic drama called “Shipwreck.”

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Cirque du Soleil Buys Magic Show Company
Theater, February 6

The company acquired The Works Entertainment, the makers of the Illusionists magic franchise and other shows.

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Behind the Play: a Tragedy, a Gift, a Wish to Forgive
Theater, February 6

Underwriting the heart-rending “Everything Is Wonderful” has prompted a Baltimore couple to learn more about the car crash that killed their son.

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‘Anastasia’ Musical to Close on Broadway on March 31
Theater, February 5

The show has an unusually ambitious touring schedule, especially for a musical that was not a huge success on Broadway.

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‘Fairview’ Will Return to the New York Stage
Theater, February 4

Theater for a New Audience will present Jackie Sibblies Drury’s shape-shifting play, which had its premiere at Soho Rep.

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7 Cultural Events Celebrating the Lunar New Year
Arts, February 4

Ring in the year of the Pig with a concert, festival or film screening.

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No Battle of Wits in This Mild ‘Man for All Seasons’
Theater, February 4

In a new revival, Henry VIII lacks grandeur and Cromwell cunning. Without worthy adversaries, Sir Thomas More’s dilemma never delivers the drama.

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Sara Bareilles Sang ‘She Used to Be Mine.’ Now Fans Are Making It Theirs.
Theater, February 4

The song, written for the pregnant protagonist of “Waitress,” has been claimed, unexpectedly, by men, children and singers of all sorts.

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Tony-Winning Broadway Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Close in April
Theater, February 4

At the time of its closing, the show will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances. The Broadway run will be followed by a national tour.

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It’s a Theater, With Craft Beer and D.J.s Until 6 a.m.
Theater, February 3

The Yard in East London is bringing young people to theater with programming that mixes avant-garde stage productions and club nights.

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7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, January 31

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead One-Night ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert
Theater, January 31

Mr. Miranda will play King Arthur on March 4, with the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Lincoln Center Theater.

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Great American Plays, With a European Twist
Theater, January 31

Productions in the region often take liberties with the text. But in stagings of Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams, the directors (mostly) stick to the script.

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Another Go for Charles and Di, This Time With Music
Theater, January 31

The creators of “Memphis,” including a longtime member of Bon Jovi, are behind the new show that explores the fallout from a seemingly fairy-tale marriage.

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Who Needs a Super Bowl Ad? Skittles Ups the Ante With a Broadway Musical
Theater, January 30

Michael C. Hall, Will Eno and Sarah Benson team up for an unlikely, but very real production of “Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical.”

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In ‘God Said This,’ a Hot Mess of a Daughter Heads Home
Theater, January 29

A prizewinning play by Leah Nanako Winkler puts the traditional “crazy family” dramedy in a new social and racial setting.

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An Aching Ode to Jerome Robbins’s Lost New York
Arts, January 29

For this essential New York choreographer’s centenary, a Public Library exhibition full of the joy and anxiety of postwar Manhattan.

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‘Master of the Crossroads’ Embraces Irrationality
Theater, January 29

The show, written and directed by Paul Calderon, begins intensely and continues on a harrowing, one-way trip to hell.

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John Malkovich to Play Harvey Weinstein-Like Character in West End
Theater, January 29

“Of course it might upset people who’ve experienced the kind of treatment that the play describes,” Malkovich told the BBC. “But what can I do about that?”

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Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway
Theater, January 28

The show, which uses Ms. Morissette’s song catalog to tackle sexual violence and addiction, had a sold-out run in Massachusetts last year.

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Swept Up in the Whirlwind Known as Michel Legrand
Theater, January 28

The singer Melissa Errico recalls the mix of wild energy and plaintive emotion that made the composer so enthralling to be around.

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In ‘Joan,’ a Photographer Tries to Focus Her Past
Theater, January 28

Stephen Belber’s time-traveling drama, starring Johanna Day, connects the dots of woman’s conflicted existence during six decades.

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‘Rent Live’ Review: How Do You Measure a Show You Were Never Meant to See?
Arts, January 28

Fox’s TV production of the hit musical hardly went off as planned. What to make of this barely live show?

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‘Rent’ Live Is Mostly ‘Rent’ Recorded, After Actor Injury
Arts, January 27

The highly publicized musical event, which was broadcast Sunday on Fox, had to rely on footage from a previous performance after one of its lead actors broke his foot.

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‘My Fair Lady,’ Illuminated With New Stars
Theater, January 27

Laura Benanti and three other recently arrived lead actors are adjusting the focus of the hit revival from the political to the personal.

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In ‘Skin,’ More Than Words and Sometimes Less
Theater, January 25

The members of Broken Box Mime Theater skip walking against the wind and trapped in a box in favor of pop culture capers and #MeToo inspired riffs.

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‘DAU’ Premiere in Paris Is Postponed
Arts, January 25

The sprawling interactive art project was to open on Thursday after a long series of delays. Organizers said they lacked necessary permission from the police.

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Bruce Eric Kaplan Illustrates a Homage to Neil Simon
Books, January 25

The cartoonist turns to the late playwright’s collected works as solace in a heartless world.

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I Want My Playbill! Why Programs Are No Mere Extra
Theater, January 25

Sure, less paper makes environmental sense. But relying on digital programs betrays what makes the in-the-moment experience of theater so special.

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‘Hamlet’ in Virtual Reality Casts the Viewer in the Play
Theater, January 25

A joint production by a Boston theater company and Google hopes to bring high-quality Shakespeare to wider audiences, and new audiences into theaters.

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Extending the Stage With Technology
Theater, January 25

A brief sampling of productions that use augmented reality, smartphone mapping and motion capture, blurring the line between the live and the virtual.

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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Go Mano a Mano in the Riveting ‘True West’
Theater, January 24

In this unsettling revival, directed by James Macdonald, two fine actors find the existential terror in Sam Shepard’s portrait of battling brothers.

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Finding Their Inner Goddesses in ‘The Convent’
Theater, January 24

With the help of fresh air, a Mother Abbess and a mild hallucinogen, six women spend a week in search of a female spirituality.

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11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, January 24

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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‘Magic Mike’ Heads for the Stage, as a Broadway-Bound Musical Starting in Boston
Theater, January 24

The musical will be a prequel to the film, telling the story of how Mike Lane became a stripper.

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Cate Blanchett’s S-and-M Play Is More Tiresome Than Titillating
Theater, January 24

“When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other” opened at London’s National Theater on a wave of controversy and hype. But it’s pretty boring, our critic writes.

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Joe’s Pub Announces a Diverse Group of Artists in Residence
Arts, January 23

The small Manhattan theater unveiled the 2019 class of the Joe’s Pub Working Group, which supports rising artists in New York.

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Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon to Star in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ on Broadway
Theater, January 23

The acclaimed performers will perform a revival of the intense and intimate Terrence McNally play starting in May.

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Michael Jackson Musical to Open in Chicago
Theater, January 23

The show, “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” will run this fall, from Oct. 29 to Dec. 1, at the James M. Nederlander Theater.

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Will a New Play Restart a Fire?
Theater, January 23

Years after the Supreme Court ruled that New Haven unfairly treated white firefighters who were seeking promotion, “Good Faith” checks in on a wounded city.

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Colin Quinn Won’t Be Pigeonholed in ‘Red State Blue State’
Theater, January 22

In a smart if sometimes shaggy monologue that ponders a divided nation, Mr. Quinn worries about more than the occupant of the White House.

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In ‘Eddie and Dave,’ Van Halen Gets a Makeover
Theater, January 22

Amy Staats’s tale of the rowdy rise (and fall and rise and fall) of the rock band lets women loose in the glam metal boys’ club.

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Kaye Ballard, Indefatigable Comedian and Actress, Dies at 93
Obituaries, January 22

Best known for the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law,” she also had memorable turns in Broadway musicals and rode the nightclub circuit for years.

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‘American Son’ Play Starring Kerry Washington Will Be Adapted by Netflix
Theater, January 22

Ms. Washington said on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that the Netflix version will “kind of be this movie-play hybrid event.”

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Broadway ‘Mockingbird’ Precludes British ‘Mockingbird’
Theater, January 22

A British production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been canceled after the producer Scott Rudin asserted his stage rights to the book.

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A Catalog of America’s Problems in ‘Awake’
Theater, January 21

K. Lorrel Manning takes on racism, homophobia, sexism, police violence and immigration in nine short plays.

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Backstage, a ‘School of Rock’ Staffer Faces Graduation
Theater, January 21

Jill Valentine was head guardian for the musical, which closed Sunday, for almost four years, making sure the child actors were fed, watered and rested.

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A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen
Theater, January 21

MCC Theater, an influential but itinerant Off Broadway nonprofit, has finally found a home.

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‘About Alice’ Brings a Husband’s Eulogy to Life
Theater, January 20

Calvin Trillin has turned his heartbroken memoir into a stage play that reincarnates his beloved wife and muse.

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Drama Book Shop Hosts Its Final Event Before Closing
Theater, January 20

On Friday, as the beloved store’s shelves approached emptiness before it relocates, it brought in the playwrights Annie Baker and Amy Herzog for a reading.