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Jesse Green

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    Theater Review: A Long Commute on The Babylon LineFailure to thrive.
  2. Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen Moves UptownNot much change to an already remarkable musical.
  3. Theater Review: A Bronx Tale Gets Up and Starts to Sing“Unmoving target.”
  4. Theater Review: The Downs and Ups of Ride the CycloneZombies, meet carnies (and Glee).
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    Theater Review: Homos, or Everyone in America“Blisteringly fine.”
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    Theater Review: Nicky Silver Tries to Move On, With This Day ForwardOrdinary crazies lead ordinary lives.
  7. Should the Theater Really Be a Safe Space?Depends what kind of safety you mean, Mr. President-elect.
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    Theater Review: Can Sweet Charity Still Work?A cheery-prostitute musical has an inherent problem.
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    Theater Review: Dead Poets Society Comes to the StageUgh, captain, my captain.
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    Theater: The Death of the Last Black Man …A vigorous moment for theater about the black experience.
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    13 Best Songs Cut From Beloved Broadway MusicalsSometimes a great song simply doesn’t fit the moment, the performer, or the change in direction.
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    Theater Review: Natasha, Pierre … on BroadwayAt the Imperial, of course.
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    Theater Review: Women of a Certain AgeA play that ended just as the news was beginning to turn.
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    Theater Review: the Brutal Divisions of ‘Master Harold’ … and the boys Plus the Signature’s new Theater for One series.
  15. Theater Review: Lynn Nottage’s SweatLabor, unresting.
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    Theater Review: Notes From the FieldHistory by searing anecdote.
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    Reviews: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The HarvestFor Christopher Hampton and his collaborators, it’s a case of let them eat cake and have it too.
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    Theater Review: FalsettosMendel and Marvin and Whizzer return.
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    Theater Review: David Hyde Pierce Brings A Life Alive“I liked it a lot before it made a jarring turn about halfway through, and loved it thereafter.”
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    Theater Review: Rachel Weisz Grapples With David Hare’s PlentyA major star in a nearly impossible role.
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    Theater Review: The Front Page Knocks ’Em DeadNo rewrite man necessary.
  22. Review: Not Much Light in Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture ShowI see you shrivel with disap … pointment.
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    Theater Review: One Woman and Many, in Sell/Buy/DateSarah Jones’s multicharacter monologue.
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    Theater Review: A Distant Cherry Orchard at the RoundaboutAmbitious but unfulfilled.
  25. Theater Review: Heisenberg Finds Location and Momentum on BroadwayIt makes the leap.
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    Theater Review: Oh, Hello on BroadwayNothing like the impending loss of a rent-controlled apartment to inspire creativity.
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    Theater Review: Holiday InnWhere the treetops glisten, and children listen — and have you met Mr. Walters, my attorney?
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    Theater Review: Brook’s Battlefield in BrooklynAvant-garde that doesn’t feel wrung-out.
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    Theater Review: The Sound of The EncounterVirtual mosquitoes.
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    Theater Review: All the Ways to Say I Love YouNeil LaBute tries to write for a grown-up woman.
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    Theater Review: Nat Turner in JerusalemA quiet play about an unquiet subject.
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    Theater Review: I Come Not to Bury The UndertakingBut not exactly to praise it either.
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    Edward Albee Saw Life As a Cosmic JokeThe playwright literally couldn’t imagine being closeted, in any way.
  34. Theater Review: What Did You Expect?Peak naturalism, uncannily executed.
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    How Edward Albee Was Still Redefining HimselfThe playwright used to get compared to his own merciless, apocalyptically bickering characters. Now 84, with a new production of Woolf set to open next week, he’s thawing — a little.
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    Theater Review: Taylor Mac Wrestles American History to the Ground in 240 SongsTrying to get America into one show? That’d take you all day.
  37. Theater Review: Finding the Story of Marie and RosettaThe proto-rocker gets a jukebox all her own.
  38. Theater Review: The Avant-Garde Remix of Phaedra(s)Plumbing on the set, not so much of the soul.
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    Theater Review: Last Night’s Last Five YearsThunderous applause.
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    Theater Review: Aubergine’s Recipe Needs SeasoningAnd such small portions!
  41. Theater Review: The Public Works’ Diverse, Delicious Twelfth Night“For the audience, the source of the joy was mostly the joy of those participants.”
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    Theater Review: The Layover Tries to Be Strangers on a Plane Nothing special in the air.
  43. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
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    Theater Review: Can Troilus and Cressida Be Saved?Plus: Men on Boats, played by women not on boats.
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    Theater Review: The Persistence of ‘Memory,’ and the Return of CatsI can haz Broadway revival?
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    Theater Review: An All-Female, All-Japanese ChicagoAll that ja … pan?
  47. Theater Review: Listening in on Daniel Radcliffe in PrivacyAs the Writer, who knows things about you.
  48. Theater Review: Small Mouth SoundsBess Wohl’s play is back, not a moment too soon.
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    Theater Review: Oslo Finds Drama in the Back Channels of DiplomacyWhen Israel met Palestine, in small-town Norway.
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    Theater Review: Runaways, at Encores! Off-CenterElizabeth Swados’s dark 1978 musical.
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