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Scott Brown

  1. behind the scenes
    When a Theater Reviewer Becomes the One Being ReviewedI was this magazine’s theater critic. Now I’ve co-written Broadway’s Beetlejuice: The Musical. Those jobs have one big thing in common.
  2. Theater Review: Mike Daisey’s Yes This ManDaisey opens wide to criticism.
  3. stage dive
    Theater Review: A Time to Kill“Our hero enters, eating grits.”
  4. theater
    Girl With Curious Hair: Tracee Chimo on Her Breakout Role in Bad JewsShe has a stage presence almost as big as her character’s do.
  5. stage dive
    Theater Review: The All-Female Julius CaesarFerocious, very controlled chaos.
  6. stage dive
    Theater Review: A Night With Janis Joplin Is a Cheap ThrillThere are pearly performances of great songs. It’s a shame about the rest of the show.
  7. stage dive
    Theater Review: Broadway’s Big FishA great star, singing deadly music and lyrics.
  8. stage dive
    Theater Review: Very Good Bad Jews“Tracee Chimo’s Daphna seems to fill every corner of the room at once.”
  9. theater review
    Theater Review: The Anti-Reinvention of A Streetcar Named DesireThe revival — with Joe Manganiello as Stanley — is canonical, but not typical.
  10. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: The Glass Menagerie and ArguendoRepression times two.
  11. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: Romeo and Juliet and Women or NothingPlus Ethan Coen’s Women or Nothing.
  12. stage dive
    Apocalypse? D’oh! Scott Brown Reviews Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric PlayExxxxcellent?
  13. stage dive
    The Stage Dive Weekend ReviewA play that’s half-Chekov and half-Dallas, another that depicts Muhammad Ali meeting Stepin Fetchit, and a musical that’s Icecapades for nerds. Good times.
  14. theater review
    Review: Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the MoonDaisey’s latest is a monthlong epic about fiction, fantasy, magic, and, yes. lying.
  15. stage dive
    Theater Review: A Deep Dive Into Lucy Thurber’s Hill Town PlaysThe results are mixed, and appropriately dyspeptic.
  16. fall preview 2013
    What Our Critics Are Anticipating This FallWhat they can’t wait to read, see, and hear this season.
  17. stage dive
    Friday the Rabbi Sang Out: Soul Doctor on BroadwayShlomo, we hardly knew ye.
  18. stage dive
    Theater Review: A First Date That Feels Like You’ve Been on It Before“Nerd Meets Pixie-grrl, all over again.”
  19. movies
    Damon Lindelof on Blockbuster Screenwriting“We live in a commercial world, where you’ve gotta come up with ‘trailer moments.’”
  20. stage dive
    The Designated Mourner Review: Epitaph for the IntellectualThe revival of Wallace Shawn’s work isn’t nice or easy.
  21. stage dive
    The Stage Dive Weekend ReviewCheck ‘em out.
  22. stage dive
    Theater Review: John Malkovich’s Underappreciated Liaisons“I saw empty seats at my performance last night! This must not be.”
  23. stage dive
    Theater Review: Pop Goes the Buddha in Monkey: Journey to the WestThere are about 1,000 reasons to see director Chen Shi-Zheng’s gaudy, goofy flagship popera opening this year’s Lincoln Center Festival.
  24. theater review
    Theater Reviews: Buyer and Cellar and Choir BoyPlus Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy.
  25. theater review
    Weekend Theater: Tennessee Williams, David MorseAmanda Plummer makes existing look so hard in the Tennessee Williams revival.
  26. inside theater
    The Civilians’ Steve Cosson Likes His Theater DeadNew York’s premier investigative theater company looks into death this weekend.
  27. theater review
    Stage Dive Weekend Review: Kid Like Jake, MoreCarla Gugino as a Manhattan helicopter mom. Yes, please.
  28. stage dive
    Theater Review: An Economically Robust Comedy of ErrorsWhat’s today’s dollar-ducat exchange rate?
  29. The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Neil LaBute and More Neil LaBute is back — and strikes back, too.
  30. stage dive
    Vulture’s Theater Critics Live-Blog the TonysJoin Scott Brown and Jesse Green as they give their moment-by-moment take on theater’s biggest night.
  31. stage dive
    Our Critics on the Tonys’ Eight Most Telling RacesScott Brown and Jesse Green study the big categories, the bigger relevance of a potential Tom Hanks win, and Kinky Boots vs. Matilda.
  32. stage dive
    Theater Review: Far From Heaven, and From Excellence“The repression just doesn’t press.”
  33. stage dive
    Theater Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CinderellaThe 1957 made-for-TV musical arrives on Broadway.
  34. stage dive
    Theater Review: Sell Your Soul to See The Wild Bride. It’s Worth It.You’ve got less than three weeks to catch the latest splashy, genre-braiding fantasy from visionary Emma Rice and Britain’s Kneehigh Theatre.
  35. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: The Revisionist and Much MorePlus The Madrid, Passion, The Dance and the Railroad, Katie Roche, and Much Ado About Nothing.
  36. oscars 2013
    What Musicals Mean to the OscarsOld-time show tunes were everywhere in last night’s show.
  37. stage dive
    Theater Review: Really ReallyTheater’s deep disgust for (and fear of) “the Millennials” reaches a high-water mark with Really Really.
  38. stage dive
    Brown on the Les Misérables Revival: Broadway Eats Its Own TailWill the new Mizheads even realize the show began onstage? Will it matter?
  39. stage dive
    Theater Review: Luck of the IrishIncluding The Good Person of Szechwan, All in the Timing, and The Clement World.
  40. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: Ethan Hawke’s Clive and All the RageA Brecht-inspired production and a one-man show.
  41. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: Life and Times and BethanyPlus the Crayola nonsense of The Jammer.
  42. stage dive
    Theater Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof“Never in the long history of towels and crotches has there been such a knot.”
  43. stage dive
    Theater Review: I, Malvolio and a Festival RoundupSpecifically, the COIL and Under the Radar festivals.
  44. stage dive
    Theater Review: Water by the SpoonfulRangy, riff-y, unapologetically self-helpful.
  45. stage dive
    Theater Review: The Roundabout’s Picnic“A small town where everybody’s from somewhere else.”
  46. stage dive
    Theater Review: Laurie Metcalf Astonishes in The Other PlaceShe’s never been better.
  47. stage dive
    The Stage Dive Weekend Preview (Freezing-Weather Edition)The season of the independents.
  48. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: The Great God Pan and My Name Is Asher LevNew productions from work by Amy Herzog and Chaim Potok.
  49. stage dive
    Theater Review: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!His heart grows three sizes, and the room needs it.
  50. stage dive
    Theater Reviews: Working and What Rhymes With AmericaPlus What Rhymes With America.
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