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Sara Holdren

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    Theater Review: Halley Feiffer’s Moscow Moscow Is, Like, LOL, Whatevs, ChekhovHalley Feiffer’s reinterpretation of Three Sisters in modern-day
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    Theater Review: The Rolling Stone Goes for Big Feelings Over RigorIntensity of emotion can’t quite mask the weaknesses.
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    In the Green and We’re Only Alive… Are Two More Bursts of Musical-Theater EnergyTwo more from this summer’s group of invigorating new musicals.
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    Theater Review: The Influence of Anxiety in A Strange LoopMichael R. Jackson’s new musical is inspired, in part, by the experience of sharing the name of a very famous person.
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    Theater Review: The Secret Life of Bees Becomes Its Platonic SelfSue Monk Kidd’s novel becomes a musical, beautifully.
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    Theater Review: In the Park, the Warring Wits of Much Ado About NothingShakespeare in the Park’s latest production.
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    Theater Reviews: Limited Young Lives in Nomad Motel and an Adapted Little WomenA pair of plays (one all new, one adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s novel) about young people finding their way in the world.
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    Theater: Imperfection and Sincerity in Frankie & Johnny Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon bring emotional intelligence and hopeful silliness to a far-from-perfect play.
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    Theater Review: The Well-Scrubbed Drama of Something CleanThe evening’s strength lies in the interplay between Kathryn Erbe and Christopher Livingston.
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    Theater Review: Continuity, Where Little Hollywood Crises Face Big Global OnesDiva behavior and props that shatter, on the set of a film about climate change.
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    Theater: Octet, by Dave Malloy, Takes Flight on 8-Bit WingsThe Great Comet writer returns.
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    Theater Review: Mac Beth Has a Gap at Its CenterReinterpreted Shakespeare that doesn’t quite connect.
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    Theater Review: Happy Talk Is a Satire Full of Empty CaloriesJesse Eisenberg’s play is a maudlin mess until it turns into a horrific one.
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    Theater Review: Blood Without Guts in Curse of the Starving ClassThe play goes all out; this production pulls it back.
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    Theater Review: BLKS Would Be Better in 23-Minute EpisodesIt’s part of a trend: plays that try to do the things that make TV great, instead of the things that make theater great.
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    Theater Review: Passage, a Reimagination of E.M. Forster, Goes ThereFinding the despair beneath A Passage to India.
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    Theater Review: The Volcano at the Center of Grief Is the Thing With FeathersCillian Murphy is afire for nearly 90 minutes.
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    Theater Review: Beetlejuice Is Best When It’s at Its Most AnticAlex Brightman has what it takes to fill this high-energy emcee’s role.
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    Theater Review: In Ink, What’s Black and White and Rupert All OverThe making of a tabloid mogul.
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    Theater Review: Can Tootsie Work When It’s Not 1982?Bubbly, clever lyrics can’t save a fundamentally flawed project.
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    Theater Review: An Affair Gone Toxic in The Pain of My BelligerenceHalley Feiffer wrote and stars in a play about a bad date that, over the years, gets worse and worse.
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    Theater Review: All About the Men in All My SonsAnnette Bening squeezes every bit of power out of a too-slight part.
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    Theater Review: Shakespeare, Riffed On Relentlessly, in GaryWith Nathan Lane as the titular clown.
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    Theater Review: A Transitory Journey to the Recent Past in Hillary and ClintonLaurie Metcalf and John Lithgow as the couple we all think we know.
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    Theater Review: The Songwriting and Storytelling Tours de Force of HadestownAncient myths, made absolutely fresh.
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    Theater Review: Men Behaving Bigly, in Burn This and SocratesAdam Driver looks giant up there onstage.
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    Theater Review: Counting One’s Way Through 17 Border CrossingsVisual ingenuity but the sketchlike structure sags.
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    Theater Review: The Dizzying Whirl of a Messy Texas Family in Plano“If you live in this world, time flies when you’re having the opposite of fun.”
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    Theater Review: Focus-Group Friction in Mrs. Murray’s MenagerieWithout vague distancing language like “problematic.”
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    The Brightness (and Badonkadonk) Amid the Menace: Re-Reviewing Oklahoma!This groundbreakingly dark production also contains a lot of joy, not to mention sex appeal.
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    Theater Review: Once More Into the Storm With King LearWith Glenda Jackson as the king.
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    Theater Review: John Doyle Strips The Cradle Will Rock Down to the Bare WoodJohn Doyle applies his tool kit to the 1937 agitprop play.
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    Theater Review: The Loopy, Barbed Office Satire of Do You Feel Anger?An empathy expert comes to a collections firm.
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    Theater Review: Debating What the Constitution Means to MeOur theater critic and Supreme Court correspondent parse the show’s transfer to Broadway.
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    Theater Review: A Julius Caesar That’s All Noble IdeasThe cast is cast.
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    Theater Review: Turning the Crash Into Entertainment With The Lehman TrilogyThe lead-up to the downfall.
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    Theater Review: Ain’t No Mo’ Is a Biting Farce That Takes FlightJordan Cooper’s new play is a suite of comic sketches.
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    Theater Review: A Temptations Bio-Musical and What Coulda BeenAin’t Too Proud: unbeatable songs and not much drama.
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    Theater Review: Suzan-Lori Parks’s White Noise Is Sneakily, Subtly RadicalWith the amazing Daveed Diggs at its center.
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    Theater Review: Can Kiss Me, Kate Survive a 2019 Gaze?Kelli O’Hara is nearly superhuman, and the highs in the show are very high. But you can’t get away from that script.
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    Theater Review: Be More Chill Does High-School Drama With Knowing WickednessA story that casts a realistic eye on the cruelties of youth, and on the way graduating from high school doesn’t mean the end of our insecurities.
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    Theater Review: Restrained Power in If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka“There’s a disturbing, powerful play hiding inside Tori Sampson’s If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, but it hasn’t worked its way out yet.”
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    Review Roundup: At St. Ann’s, The B-Side Gives Voice to Forgotten MenPlus two well-intentioned misses.
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    Theater Review: Surface Tension by the Pool, in Jeremy O. Harris’s “Daddy”Louche life in Beverly Hills.
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    Tony Kushner and Heidi Schreck Talk About What the Constitution Means to MeIn advance of Constitution’s transfer to Broadway, Kushner and Schreck talk about his favorite new play and its reverberations large and small.
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    Theater Review: Does Superhero Get Off the Ground?Theater Review: Does Superhero Get Off the Ground?
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    Theater Review: Creepers in Wonderland, in Alice by HeartShe’s late, apparently, for a very important date.
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    Theater Review: The Tightly Packed Power of Marys Seacole“An act of remembrance for the unremembered … a fierce, complex eulogy.”
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    Theater Review: Hurricane Diane, a Tragicomedy of Eco-CollapseA climate-saving tale that somehow reaches from ancient Greece to the housewives of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
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    Theater Review: Discovery and Rediscovery in By the Way, Meet Vera StarkAn overlooked (imagined) actress stands in for hundreds of lost Hollywood stories.
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