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    Theater Review: An Unsturdy Apologia“It’s less a drama of ideas than it is a collection of cheap, self-satisfied notions.”
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    Theater Review: On Being Queer and Black in America, in Fireflies“It feels like going to church — the kind of church where the minister thunders and rhapsodizes, aiming both to appall and exalt.”
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    Theater Review: Can Cabaret Songs Be a Tool of Liberation?’Midnight at the Never Get’ asks whether pretty songs have any place in a hard politicized world.
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    Theater Review: The Diva Soul of Black LightDaniel Alexander Jones brings it.
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    Theater Review: An Oklahoma! Where the Storm Clouds Loom Above the PlainExcavating the messy America beneath the beautiful morning.
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    Theater Review: Bill Irwin Takes a Sprightly Bounce Through BeckettIn ‘On Beckett,’ the elastic performer explains just how those lines work, in word and movement.
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    Theater Review: Girl From the North Country Shows Another Side of Bob DylanA much slower and less joyful one.
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    What the Constitution Means to Me Is Personal, Political, and Uncannily TimedRecollections of high-school oratory have never felt so of-the-moment.
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    Theater Review: Crooked Billiards and Straight Shooting in The NapSnooker as a vehicle for bright, fast comedy.
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    Theater Review: Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet Sets a Gun on Shakespeare’s MantelSetting a gun on Shakepeare’s mantel.
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    Theater: Is Theresa Rebeck Mad for Sarah Bernhardt, or Only Pretending to Be?Is Theresa Rebeck mad for Sarah Bernhardt, or only pretending to be?
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    Theater Review: Craig Lucas’s I Was Most Alive With You Aims HighAnd it mostly succeeds on its own terms.
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    Theater Review: The Hard Facts of Backroom Politics in The TrueA showcase for Edie Falco, who makes the most of it.
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    Theater Reviews: A Vanya in Our English, and an Emperor Present But Not SeenRichard “Apple Family” Nelson brings his natural-language approach to Chekhov. Plus, a look at Haile Selassie’s last days in power.
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    On Collective Rage and Ironic DetachmentThe trouble with archness.
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    Theater Review: Pretty Woman and the Trouble With Onstage NostalgiaStrong performances in service of … what, exactly?
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    Theater Review: Direct From Exit 9, It’s Gettin’ the Band Back TogetherJammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power drive.
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    Theater Review: It’s Always Sunny in This Twelfth NightIn the park, not a cloud in the sky.
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    Theater Review: On Fertile Ground With The House That Will Not StandA wildly ambitious bilevel play, a family drama that spirals out into giant issues of slavery and race.
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    Theater Review: The Go-Go’s Go to Grad School in Head Over HeelsJust keeps going strong.
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    Theater Review: The Conventional Spin of This Ain’t No DiscoPacked up and ready to go.
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    Theater Review: Straight White Men Dares to Be ComplicatedIn the whirl of glibness and fury that is identity politics, Young Jean Lee has that rare quality: nuance.
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    Theater Review: Ivo van Hove’s The Damned Pulls the World Into the ArmoryTheater Review: Ivo van Hove’s The Damned Pulls the World Into the Armory
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    Theater Review: Jump Cuts and Auteur Wannabes, in Fire in Dreamland Rinne Groff’s play about not-quite-successful art-making.
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    Theater Review: Mary Page Marlowe Is a Simple CarbohydrateTasty enough, familiar, not especially filling.
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    Theater Review: Carey Mulligan in Girls & BoysA luminous performance in a role that needs more dimensionality.
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    Theater Review: In the Park, an Othello in Which Love Conquers LittleRuben Santiago-Hudson’s production for the Public is finely wrought though not wildly inventive.
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    Reviewing Fairview, a Play That Almost Demands That I Not Do SoIt ruthlessly interrogates white audiences about how they discuss nonwhite life.
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    Theater Review: Geopolitics and the Pick and Roll, in The Great LeapA basketball story that runs through Tiananmen Square.
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    Theater Review: Can The Boys in the Band Work in 2018?“Yes. No. It’s complicated.”
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    Theater Review: Watching The Beast in the Jungle DanceA Henry James adaptation with energetic choreography by Susan Stroman.
  32. Theater Review: A Well-Scrubbed Our Lady of 121st StreetPhylicia Rashad directs an actor-friendly production.
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    Theater Review: In Spandex and Sweat, Singlet Goes Its Own WayA production at the Bushwick Starr that is like nothing else out there.
  34. Theater Review: Paradise Blue’s Powerful GritSomewhere between a truthful portrait of human suffering and a genre exercise.
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    Theater Review: A Heavyweight Long Day’s Journey Into NightWith Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville.
  36. Theater Review: The Wild Ambition of Dance NationThe fierce lives of girls who want something more.
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    Theater Review: Caryl Churchill on Losing Revolutionary MomentumLight Shining in Buckinghamshire is itself a knotty, slow play.
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    Theater Review: Aristophanes’ The Birds, Gone Cuckoo in the Best Possible WayA life-affirming, madly colorful production of a 2,500-year-old play.
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    Theater Review: Summer and Smoke Has That ‘Immaterial Something’A Tennessee Williams revival that’s deeply moving.
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    Theater Review: The Iceman Cometh Requires More Rethinking Than ThisDoes it even earn its status as a classic?
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    Theater Review: Saint Joan, With Armor But Not Packing Much HeatThe fire’s set low.
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    Theater Review: The Travesties I’ve Been Waiting Decades to SeeRevisiting Tom Stoppard’s spectacular, dazzling intellectual swordplay.
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    Theater Review: The Spangly Pleasures of Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalIs it Ibsen? No. Does it work on its own terms? Absolutely.
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    Theater Review: Harry Potter and the Broadway SpectacleDeparts Kings Cross Station, arrives at 42 St-Times Square.
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    Theater Review: An Unaccustomed New Approach to My Fair LadyPutting Eliza in the driver’s seat.
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    Theater Review: Matthew Broderick As the Baddest Bad Guy, in The SeafarerAn actor known for friendly roles plays the Devil.
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    Theater Review: Of Tusks and Treachery, in Mlima’s TaleAn elephant’s-eye view of the illegal ivory trade.
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    Theater Review: Anthony Sher as a Slow-Burning, Intense King Lear“Sher is most fascinating to watch in the nooks and crannies.”
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    Theater Review: Can Carousel Be Brought Around?An impossibly gorgeous score, laid under a story that’s harder to love.
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    Theater Review: Listening to Children of a Lesser God, 30 Years LaterA production that makes a virtue of the play’s datedness.
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