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Some Nights, Men Try to Explain the Constitution to Heidi Schreck

The playwright behind What the Constitution Means to Me ignores them, politely.
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The Next Michael Urie

The star of Torch Song was worried about being typecast in gay roles before he realized there were so many different kinds.
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What the Constitution Means to Me Is Personal, Political, and Uncannily Timed

Recollections of high-school oratory have never felt so of-the-moment.
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  6. encounter
    Some Nights, Men Try to Explain the Constitution to Heidi SchreckThe playwright behind What the Constitution Means to Me ignores them, politely.
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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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  29. obits
    Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Dead at 57Mazzie was known for her roles in Passion, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, and many other productions.
  30. musicals
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    Ruth Wilson Joins Glenda Jackson’s King Lear, Directed by Sam GoldPhilip Glass is also writing the music.
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    Yes, They Once Tried to Make a Broadway Musical Out of LolitaAnd it was just as misbegotten a project as you’d guess.
  35. theater
    Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin to Star in a Titus Andronicus Sequel on BroadwayA new Taylor Mac play!
  36. broadway
    Tatiana Maslany Will Play the Faye Dunaway Role in Network on BroadwayMichelle Dockery played the part in London.
  37. politics
    Man Brings Trump Flag to Frozen, Is Forced to Let It GoWhat a use of the money it takes to get that ticket.
  38. fall preview 2018
    Bryan Cranston Knows Things Are BadThe actor on playing Network’s Howard Beale on Broadway and being filled with anxiety.
  39. broadway transfers
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  40. fall preview 2018
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  42. theater
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  43. tributes
    Losing Neil Simon, a Writer From a Lost TimeIt’s not clear that the playwright’s best works can ever again mean to audiences what they once did to a much-different America.
  44. obits
    Thanks for the Good Times, Neil SimonHe was a comedy king and the most commercially successful Broadway playwright in the history of the form.
  45. vulture picks
    Neil Simon’s 29 Plays and Four Musicals: A Guide to the Highs and LowsA guide to the playwright’s body of work, which spanned nearly 50 years.
  46. tributes
    Neil Simon Was Theater’s Odd Man OutOn the mixed legacy of the late playwright.
  47. rip
    Broadway Giant Neil Simon Dead at 91The Pulitzer winner wrote plays such as The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park.
  48. broadway
    Laura Benanti Will Play Her ‘Dream Role’ of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair LadyBenanti will perform from October 23 to February 17.
  49. rip
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  50. rip
    Prominent Producer of Musicals Craig Zadan Has DiedZadan passed away following complications from shoulder replacement surgery at the age of 69.
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