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    John Doyle’s Blankie Macbeth and Zawe Ashton’s Memorable for all the women…John Doyle’s severity, now with security blankets.
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    Theater Review: What If They Went to Moscow?, Where Stage and Screen MeldThe Man With a Movie Camera would’ve been astonished.
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    Fire Burn and Fryolator Bubble: Scotland, PA, Is a McNugget-Size MacbethNot lovin’ it.
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    Theater Review: 43 Years On, for colored girls… Returns to the PublicNtozake Shange’s groundbreaking dance-play-poetry hybrid, staged anew a year after her death.
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    There Is a Party, Everyone Is There: David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway’American Utopia’ is “a concert so beautifully and completely choreographed that it’s also a dance piece.”
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    Theater Review: The Sound Inside Just Keeps Looking at ItselfAdam Rapp’s play, starring Mary-Louise Parker, can’t get out of its own head.
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    Theater Review: Little Shop of Horrors Is a Bouquet With BiteA superior combo: Big-Broadway talent, community-theater energy.
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    Theater Review: Teen Perseus Alights on West 48th in The Lightning ThiefThe YA novels come to Broadway, exuberantly.
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    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
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    Theater Review: Flipping the Classic Musical Script in Soft PowerDavid Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori reverse Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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    Theater Review: When Middle Age Goes Rough, in Linda VistaTracy Letts finds emotional vulnerability in a nearly wrecked man.
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    Theater Review: A Pop-Song Master Delivers The Wrong ManSongs by Ross Golan, belted out by Joshua Henry.
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    Theater Review: Deep in Red America with Heroes of the Fourth Turning“Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning is so frighteningly well written, it’s hard to write about.”
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    Theater Review: Slave Play Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One.As Jeremy O. Harris’s play transfers to Broadway.
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    Theater Review: Freestyle Love Supreme May Not Be Theater, But It’s a BlastA loose, fun hip-hop-comedy-improv night with Lin-Manuel and friends.
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    Theater Review: The Great-Man Theory of The Great SocietyThe sequel to All the Way goes waist-deep into the big muddy, and then some.
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    Theater Review: At the Armory, a Mesmerizingly Japanese AntigoneSatoshi Miyagi strips away the usual chest-beating from Sophocles’ ancient play.
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    Theater Review: Mothers, Where the Apocalypse Feels FamiliarAnna Moench’s play does racial strife with a twist.
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    Theater Review: Slight Drama and Great Performances in The Height of the StormEileen Atkins: whoa.
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    Theater Review: The Moral Downshift of Our Dear Dead Drug LordA troubling play with an even more troubling message.
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    Reviews: Unmagical Realism in Runboyrun, In Old Age, and SundayThree new plays that stay in familiar rooms.
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    Theater Review: Wives, in Four Exuberant Feminist ConversationsImagined talk between queens and mistresses, Martha Gellhorn and Mary Hemingway, and more.
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    Theater Review: A Tight New BetrayalTom Hiddleston stars [long pause] in the Pinter revival.
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    Theater Review: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Free Public HerculesThe Disney movie musical is onstage for a one-week run in the park.
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    Theater Review: The Unreal Land of Make BelieveBess Wohl’s play about childhood and its ripple effects.
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    Theater Review: A Coriolanus Amid the WreckageAfter the apocalypse in Central Park.
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    Theater Review: Moulin Rouge! Is Broadway’s Biggest Karaoke Night“It commits single-mindedly to stuffing in as many additional hit tracks as possible.”
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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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