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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, TheEthel Barrymore Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:
When Senses Assault

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Mrs. Shears’ dog, Wellington, has been brutally murdered – impaled by a garden fork. When 15 year-old neighbor Christopher Boone (outstanding newcomer, Alex Sharpe), is

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You Can’t Take It With You: Go. Laugh.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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What can one say about this 6th Broadway production of the rollicking You Can’t Take It With You? That Annaleigh Ashford’s Essie is deadpan hysterical

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Country House, TheSamuel J. Friedman Theatre

The Country House: A Family of Actors Act Out

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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That this is a commissioned play –a star vehicle might be more accurate – will come as no surprise to those who let its pleasant

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Wayside Motor InnSignature Theatre

The Wayside Motor Inn*: A Rondo

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Though it might be anywhere, this particular Wayside Inn is outside Boston. It’s the 1970s-note sideburns, shirtwaist dress, and computer hook-up by telephone. It’s an

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Steven Boyer & John Lithgow opening

King Lear: Early Retirement Can Be Fatal

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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King Lear is a difficult play-long, brutal, and complex. Did I mention brutal? Intending to live out his life in accustomed luxury surrounded by filial

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Cherry Jones,Morgan Saylor, Zoe Kazan- opening

When We Were Young and Unafraid – Uneven, But Raw and Affecting

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Playwright Sarah Treem’s perspective on the status of women is colored by awareness of today’s conservatism. Only a single line in the play alludes to

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John Glover, Lily Rabe, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ismenia Mendes, Jack Cutmore-Scott-opening

The Public Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park:
Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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It’s still light in the park as costumed actors wander onto the Italianate set, household help in respite, Leonato, Governor of Messina (John Glover) and

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opening JD

Just Jim Dale – Low Key and Charming

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Take a look at me, go on, a good look at me/Some years ago I didn’t know me elbow from me/Ask just simply anyone/Go on

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