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  1. theater review
    In Taxilandia, the Front Seat Is Stage, the Back Seat an AudienceAnd the partition is the proscenium arch.
  2. theater review
    A Play Opens! In a Theater! And … It’s a Recording.Blindness is our one-eyed king.
  3. rent! rent! rent!
    The Highs and Lows of NYTW’s 25 Years of Rent BenefitA reunion special with extra new stars, as the 1996 musical reaches a milestone birthday.
  4. streaming theater review
    Performing for Ghosts: Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye“The songs are like stars, supermassive, dense with rhyme and anger.”
  5. streaming theater review
    Bollywood Kitchen, Where the Script Is Also a RecipeA streaming innovation: Instead of getting better seats when you pay more, you get closer interaction with the star.
  6. streaming theater review
    Irish Eyes, Unsmiling: Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach Is a Three-Actor ShowcaseStreaming from Dublin.
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    It’s Theater-Festival Season, in a Year When Everything’s Avant-Garde AnywayThe January of the Weird has arrived.
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    The Holidays Are a Drag: Taylor Mac and Joshua William Gelb Dress for ItReviews of Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce: Pandemic!, and Joshua William Gelb in Heather Christian’s I Am Sending You the Sacred Face.
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    The Best Online Staging of Chekhov’s The Seagull Is in The Sims. Really.“We were giddy.”
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    Circle Jerk’s Theatrical Erudition Includes a Dose of The O.C.A streaming production that doesn’t feel stripped-down.
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    Mortality Plays: Two Live Performances in New York Look Steadily at DeathLive, in-person performances are springing up everywhere.
  12. streaming theater review
    Almost the Real Miracle: Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, Streaming From the Old VicIt feels a little like … theater!
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    Andrew Scott Is Extraordinary in Three KingsThe performance is a demonstration of the actor’s charismatic power.
  14. theater on tv
    Coastal Elites Is As Distanced As Its SubjectMonologues that play to a crowd don’t work without that audience.
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    How Parents, Children (and Playwrights) Made Oedipus Rex and Antigone at HomeSophocles in Staten Island is a family affair.
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    These Two New Theater Works Need You to ListenOne of the surprises of pandemic theater-making has been this embrace of audio work.
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    This Sceptered Dial: Richard II on the RadioShakespeare in the Park in your headphones.
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    Uses for a Dull Knife: Productive Boredom in Three ZoomertainmentsState vs. Natasha Banina, And So We Come Forth and Zero Cost House
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    Does Interactive Theater Work on Zoom? Two Theaters Switch On the VideoWhat exactly makes something feel “live”?
  20. streaming theater review
    Molly Sweeney Returns: A Dark Play Brightens the ScreenBrian Friel’s triple intertwined monologues, in a streamed revival of the 2011 production at the Irish Rep.
  21. streaming theater review
    The Online By Jeeves Is Lousy, and Still Reminded Me How Much I Miss TheaterIt made me realize I’ve even missed the eat-your-spinach parts of being a critic.
  22. streaming theater review
    Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Is Muted in Grief and Unmuted on ZoomIn What Do We Need to Talk About?
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    A Benefit Buyer & Cellar Is Proof-of-Concept for Streamed TheaterMichael Urie’s short-run online benefit performance that works.
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    A Play for Your Ears Only: Heather Christian’s Prime: A Practical BreviaryAn audio-only play (but not exactly a radio drama) for our particular time.
  25. theater review
    WrestleMania Broke MeDispatches from two full nights of WrestleContent.
  26. theater review
    If You’re Leaving the House, Head West to TumachoPlus, 72 Miles to Go …
  27. theater review
    Every Day a Little Death: Endlings and Unknown SoldierA pair of plays that (very differently) evoke the ultimate.
  28. theater review
    That’s Really Mom Up There: Suicide Forest and SKiNFoLKTwo plays involving very present mothers.
  29. theater review
    Girl From the North Country Has No Direction HomeOpportunity blown; so much told and not shown.
  30. theater review
    Lifeboats and Lifelines: Two Musicals Make the Case for Not Giving Up’We’re Gonna Die’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown.’
  31. theater review
    Lucas Hnath’s Dana H. Is the Real ThingRipped not from the headlines but straight from life.
  32. theater review
    Men to Watch in Cambodian Rock Band, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and The HeadlandsPerformers who hold your attention, even with uneven material.
  33. theater review
    Horror Stories of Womanhood: Dracula, Frankenstein, and Anatomy of a SuicideThe horrors.
  34. theater review
    In the New West Side Story, When You’re Onstage You’re Onscreen All the WayFrom your first tracking shot to your last camera play.
  35. theater review
    Why We Gather: Three Shows As Three MeetingsWhere We Stand, Darling Grenadine, and Fragments, Lists & Lacunae all bring the audience into the production.
  36. performance
    Put a Mustache on It: Working Out the Genre-Bending in NateTwo critics try to get at the core of Natalie Palamides’s comedy-theater-clowning-drag hybrid.
  37. theater review
    Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good NightAlas.
  38. theater review
    House Plant Brightens Up the RoomA light surreal comedy starring Ugo Chukwu at NYTW.
  39. theater review
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Is Odd & Sexless & Flat & TiredAnd generally not what we want from the movie or its musical adaptation.
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    Zora Howard’s Stew Remixes the PotboilerA play that takes place mostly in the kitchen.
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    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Medea?Simon Stone rewrites Euripides, and Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne star.
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    Scary Stuff: Paris and The Woman in BlackOn a proscenium at the Atlantic, and in the McKittrick Hotel.
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    The Sparkle and Glow of Grand HorizonsStarring national treasures Jane Alexander and James Cromwell, not to mention Michael Urie’s contortionist reactions.
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    A Soldier’s Play Is a Procedural With BiteDavid Alan Grier’s performance “has size and precision, monstrosity and humanity.”
  45. theater review
    A Timon of Athens for the Age of Peter Thiel“We know what the wealthy do when they feel cheated and insulted.”
  46. theater reviews
    Just Talk But Sometimes More: The Conversationalists and The Truth Has ChangedThe pleasures, and pitfalls, of pure narration theater.
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    My Name Is Lucy Barton Comes to Broadway As a Glum, Gray DudThis adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel is a dull lesson in the difference between what’s needed on the page and on the stage.
  48. theater review
    What’s Over the Top at the Under the Radar Festival?Plus Richard Maxwell’s Queens Row, at the Kitchen.
  49. theater review
    A New Order for Sing Street, Now Adapted for the StageI just can’t get enough.
  50. what were the 2010s?
    The Book of Mormon and Hamilton Already Feel Like They’re From Another TimeA fresh look at the decade’s biggest Broadway smashes.
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