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    Theater Reviews: The Joys and Troubles of the Teaching PlayPlot Points in Our Sexual Development and India Pale Ale epitomize the ends of the spectrum.
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    Theater Reviews: A Vanya in Our English, and an Emperor Present But Not SeenRichard “Apple Family” Nelson brings his natural-language approach to Chekhov. Plus, a look at Haile Selassie’s last days in power.
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    Theater Reviews: Returning to Reims and In the Body of the WorldTwo deep dives: one into a philosopher’s memoir, the other into the playwright’s own reflection.
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    Theater Reviews: Cardinal and He Brought Her Heart Back in a BoxWhich would you rather experience: a play that’s too slick, or one that’s not quite slick enough?
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    Theater Reviews: Miles for Mary and The Homecoming QueenOne play tight and tense, the other shaggy and powerful. Neither is the one you’d think.
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    Theater Reviews: Pride and Prejudice and Peter Pan, ReimaginedA Wendy with a hint of her emerging womanhood; a Lizzy who stays girlish and a little silly.
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    Theater Review: An Ultra-Male, Female-Directed Clockwork OrangePlus two more productions that look at “otherness.”
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    Theater Reviews: On the Shore of the Wide World and Fucking ANew work from Simon Stephens and Suzan-Lori Parks.
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    Theater Review: The David Mamet Flameout Is Now CompleteEven the Mamet dialogue now misfires.
  10. Theater Reviews: Evening at the Talk House and Escaped AloneWallace Shawn and Caryl Churchill go apocalypto.
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    Theater: The Death of the Last Black Man …A vigorous moment for theater about the black experience.
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    Reviews: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The HarvestFor Christopher Hampton and his collaborators, it’s a case of let them eat cake and have it too.
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    Review: The Metropolitan Opera’s Guillaume TellIf the gimmickry serves to express some idea about the opera, or about Rossini’s music, director Pierre Audi keeps that connection under wraps.
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    Theater Review: Can Troilus and Cressida Be Saved?Plus: Men on Boats, played by women not on boats.
  15. What Critics Are Saying About Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildYou could say it’s positively enchanting.
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    Rereviewed: She Loves Me Onscreen, The Color Purple RecastTwo excellent productions, seen fresh.
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    Theater: A Funny Thing … and Turn Me LooseA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit … and Turn Me Loose, reviewed.
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    Theater Reviews: The Total Bent and ParamourThe former is complex and sometimes hard to love; the latter is easy to hate.
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    Theater Review: The CrucibleDirector Ivo van Hove lets us feel more strongly the role the play’s overwhelming structural brilliance plays in locking us down.
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    Theater Review: The Encores! Revival of 1776It ranks as one of the best of the 68 musical revivals Encores! has offered in its 23 years of operation.
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    Theater Reviews: The Effect and Dry PowderLucy Prebble, the playwright behind Enron, returns.
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    Theater: The Robber Bridegroom, Southern ComfortWith source-material problems all around.
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    Theater: Disaster! and White Rabbit Red RabbitBad concept, good concept.
  24. Theater Reviews: Familiar and Red SpeedoTwo buzzy playwrights’ latest premieres — one of which delivers.
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    Theater Reviews: A Miscast Hughie and a Cheesy-Fun PericlesForest Whitaker is the wrong man for the job; Trevor Nunn serves a Shakespeare melt.
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    Theater Review: The Rime of the Ancient MarinerPlus Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive.
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    Theater Reviews: Working and What Rhymes With AmericaPlus What Rhymes With America.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupTwo plays and a Sleep No More–type experience.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupMarry Me a Little, Paris Commune, Hamlet, and Ten Chimneys
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    Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupDetroit, Sounding Beckett, and If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Forbidden Broadway and Mary BroomeGo see some theater this weekend, why don’t ya?
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    The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupFela! returns, along with Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money. Plus Spiegelworld!
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    Theater Reviews: Alan Cumming Talks to Himself; Tom Murphy Speaks to UsWe watch this Macbeth with deep interest, with great admiration, but not with much concern.
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    Theater Review: The Stage Dive Weekend EditionA trio of light summer productions: Triassic Parq, Potted Potter, and The Lombardi Case 1975/The Ryan Case 1873.
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    The Stage Dive B-movie Theater Edition: Recall and SovereignOur theater critic reviews two shows with genre elements.
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    Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupUse your off days for some high art, why don’t ya?
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    Review: Shakespeare in the Park’s As You Like ItThere’s nothing here but pleasure and pleasantry, making it a fine but minor dish.
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    Theater Reviews: Today’s Stage Dive Last-Chance RoundupReviews of Rapture, Blister, Burn and Storefront Church.
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    Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupPaul Weitz’s Lonely I’m Not and Sophie Gets the Horns.
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    Theater Review: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupShaw’s Saint Joan, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and David Rabe’s An Early History of Fire.
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    Scott Brown: Who Got Snubbed at the Tony Nominations?Unfairly passed over, according to our theater critic: Nicky Silver, Finn Wittrock.
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    Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupThe Three SistersIn Masks Outrageous and Austere, and Poor Baby Bree
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    Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup4000 Miles, Elephant Room, The Taming of the Shrew and Being Shakespeare
  44. The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Jesus and JobsAside from the two Jesuses on Broadway, that is.
  45. Theater Reviews: Once Wins Over the Twee-AversePlus: Reviews of Lifeline and That Beautiful Laugh.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend Review: All Hands and The MaidsTales of secret societies and class wars.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend ReviewTribes, An Iliad, and more.
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    Carrie Is Back and As Serious As a Telekinetically Induced Heart AttackAnd the rest of the weekend roundup.
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    The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Galileo and Early PlaysF. Murray Abraham defies the pope.
  50. Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend RoundupRinde Eckert, Paula Vogel, and (a fictionalized) Jayson Blair.
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