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Katie Holmes Talks About Her Return to Broadway

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Let's face it, 2012 has been, to put it euphemistically, an eventful one for Katie Holmes, but as the year draws to a close, you don't see any signs of strain on the actress. In fact, at a recent press event for the Broadway show she'll be opening at the...

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Sam Shepard Brings Surrealism to Familial Dysfunction With Heartless

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 6:52 PM

A fish-out-of-water literature professor finds himself among a quartet of curious women in Sam Shepard's frustratingly enigmatic and yet, fascinatingly dense new play Heartless, playing at the Pershing Square Center. Boasting a top-notch cast that tears into the work with utter fearlessness, this show, directed by Daniel Aukin, echoes everything...

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Sir Tim Rice Talks Chess 'In Concept'

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 6:03 PM

Not many musicals with Broadway runs of under two months end up getting starry concert performances. But then, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus' Chess is no ordinary musical. Its debut as a concept album in 1984 catapulted the show and a couple of songs in particular (the driving...

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'Dogfight' Musical Emerges As Almost Complete Winner

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM

A cruel, misogynistic joke serves as a springboard for romance in the new musical Dogfight that's just opened at Second Stage Theatre. It's a very adult tuner that's based on the 1991 movie of the same name, and it asks theatergoers to trust in three hormonal jarheads who set in...

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Laura Osnes Brings Homespun Charm to the Upper East Side

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 12:02 PM

The word "homespun" is one that you really don't associate with the rarified environs of the Café Carlyle, and yet for the next couple of weeks while Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes performs her debut engagement at this famed cabaret, it's a word that will be charmingly coupled with the...

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Off-Broadway Currently Boasts an Embarrassment of Riches

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 12:08 PM

There's an extraordinary amount of richly conceived theater available currently at some of the city's institutional theaters, particularly the newly reopened Atlantic Theater (now very comfortable and sporting a terrific lower-level lounge) and Playwrights Horizons. The shows are by some people whose names are pretty familiar to theatergoers, including Oscar-winner...

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Lullabies by Broadway's Best

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 5:10 PM

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Imagine you could gather the likes of Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris, Sutton Foster, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald and Anika Noni Rose together at your child's bedside to sing him or her to sleep. What if these artists -- and a host...

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Just Opened: New Musical February House at The Public Theater

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 9:24 AM

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Ken Barnett, Stanley Bahorek, and Erik Lochtefeld in February House
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

A noble experiment brought the likes of literary lions W.H. Auden and Carson McCullers, composer Benjamin Britten, and even stripper Gypsy Rose Lee together under one roof in Brooklyn...

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Closing Soon: Four Theatergoing Options This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Memorial Day is just a little over a week away, and with it comes the unofficial beginning of summer. Also on the horizon are the closings of four notable shows off and off-off-Broadway that are worth fitting into your weekend plans before the holiday and all of that time on...

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Two Shaw Rarities Take to the New York Stage

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 12:28 PM

Right now, New Yorkers have the unique opportunity to take in two of George Bernard Shaw's masterpieces -- works frequently studied on the page, but infrequently brought to the stage.

In Tribeca, Theatre Bedlam is offering a rough and tumble take on Saint Joan -- where three guys (Ted Lewis,...

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