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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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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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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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Celebrate the Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Not many fans know by name the songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. But begin to list their many songs—-”Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand

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The Realistic Joneses – Four Characters in Search of a Play

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei are terrific actors. Watching them work is a pleasure. Each manifests his role from the

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If/Then – Confusing and Self Indulgent

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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According to press, friends Brian Yorkey (Book & Lyrics) and Tom Kitt (Music) of Next to Normal fame, wrote If/Then for Idina Menzel as she

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Tales From Red Vienna – A Disappointment

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Vienna 1920. As Helena Altman (Nina Arianda), fully clothed, is summarily fucked on a table top, all we hear is the tick of a clock

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