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  1. 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.
  3. 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”?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    WrestleMania Broke MeDispatches from two full nights of WrestleContent.
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    If You’re Leaving the House, Head West to TumachoPlus, 72 Miles to Go …
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    Every Day a Little Death: Endlings and Unknown SoldierA pair of plays that (very differently) evoke the ultimate.
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    That’s Really Mom Up There: Suicide Forest and SKiNFoLKTwo plays involving very present mothers.
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    Girl From the North Country Has No Direction HomeOpportunity blown; so much told and not shown.
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    Lifeboats and Lifelines: Two Musicals Make the Case for Not Giving Up’We’re Gonna Die’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown.’
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    Lucas Hnath’s Dana H. Is the Real ThingRipped not from the headlines but straight from life.
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    Men to Watch in Cambodian Rock Band, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and The HeadlandsPerformers who hold your attention, even with uneven material.
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    Horror Stories of Womanhood: Dracula, Frankenstein, and Anatomy of a SuicideThe horrors.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. theater review
    Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good NightAlas.
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    House Plant Brightens Up the RoomA light surreal comedy starring Ugo Chukwu at NYTW.
  28. 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.”
  34. theater review
    A Timon of Athens for the Age of Peter Thiel“We know what the wealthy do when they feel cheated and insulted.”
  35. 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.
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    What’s Over the Top at the Under the Radar Festival?Plus Richard Maxwell’s Queens Row, at the Kitchen.
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    A New Order for Sing Street, Now Adapted for the StageI just can’t get enough.
  39. 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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    I Took Kids to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. They Saw Things I Missed.I borrowed two children for the afternoon and watched the show through their eyes as well as my own.
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    At the Armory, Judgment Day Shows Its Cast No MercyAnd in Brooklyn, JACK lands in a congenial new space.
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    The Thin Place Is a Horror Drama That You Think You’ll Forget, Then Won’tAt the edge between reality and something else.
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    Harry Connick Jr. Brings the Tick-Tick-Tick of Cole Porter Back to BroadwayAlso some awkward theatrics—but the core of the evening is the de-lovely band and that voice.
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    Theater Review: Greater Clements, a Small-Town Drama Without the TownDown into the midwestern darkness, at a little spot that’s about to disappear from the map.
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    Theater Review: Daniel Kitson Keeps Only Things That Spark No Joy WhatsoeverA monologuist who can’t stop interrogating himself and us.
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    Theater Review: Jagged Little Pill Is Missing the Essence of AlanisWasn’t she iconic?
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    London Theater Review: My Brilliant Friend, in Five Hours Onstage, Still PlayfulElena Ferrante’s four books become four acts.
  48. theater reviews
    The Wild Invention of Fefu and Her Friends and A Bright Room Called DayFornés and Kushner, wild inventors both.
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    Theater Review: A Christmas Carol Gets a Cute Scrooge With Daddy IssuesIs this the Ghost of Broadway Future?
  50. theater review
    What Makes the Man: Édouard Louis’s Autobiographies, OnstageHistory of Violence at St. Ann’s and The End of Eddy at BAM.
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