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One revival more for ‘Les Misérables’

One revival more  for ‘Les Misérables’

March 26, 2014
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The audience began applauding before a single actor stepped onto the stage. A wrenching and commercially successful movie rendition that was released just over a year ago has primed the crowd for this second Broadway revival of “Les Misérables.” The production opened March 23 at the Impe... Read more »

Theater 2020’s ‘Candide’ nearly pitch perfect

Theater 2020’s ‘Candide’ nearly pitch perfect

February 20, 2014
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Watching a musical in a church is always a risky proposition. No venue screams “low-budget” or “community theater” more loudly than a communal religious space. But a church setting also advertises a theater company’s modest, down-to-earth approach — overly innovative interpretations and awful spec... Read more »

“Sleep No More” offers unique, solitary experience

“Sleep No More” offers unique, solitary experience

March 27, 2013
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A blond man in a tuxedo approaches the brunette and asks her to dance. They do, slowly. Blues music plays and a few more “Sleep No More” participants wander out of the warehouse and into the bar. Punchdrunk, the company responsible for “Sleep No More,” shocked New York with its interact... Read more »

Gimmicks

Gimmicks

March 14, 2013
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New York theatergoers faced a gimmicky season this winter. Though everyone loves the falling chandelier in “The Phantom of the Opera,” discerning audiences know that fancy tricks often serve as unnecessary distractions from the story. While the disastrous Broadway preview period for “Spider-... Read more »

‘Collision’ explores crucial, intriguing questions

‘Collision’ explores crucial, intriguing questions

February 6, 2013
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Set in a college dorm room, “Collision” explores its characters’ attempts to form a consistent moral compass. Grange, a well-spoken, radical philosophy major, exerts a charismatic and sociopathic influence over his impressionable roommate, Bromley. He arranges for both of them to bed Doe, a classmate,... Read more »

‘The Jammer’ comedy suffers from repetition

‘The Jammer’ comedy suffers from repetition

January 30, 2013
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“The Jammer” begins with a neurotic confession. Jack Lovington (Patch Darragh) announces to a priest that it’s been eight hours since his last confession, and he desperately needs to talk to someone. A taxi driver who donated half his income to the church, Jack apparently confesses several times... Read more »

No space for sci-fi on New York stage

No space for sci-fi on New York stage

December 5, 2012
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For a city that’s supposed to have everything, New York can sometimes fall the teeniest bit short. The theater scene is one of the world’s best, but when it comes to science fiction, New York fails to deliver. Broadway has “Spider-Man: Turn Off thbuy zithromax no prescriptione Dark” playing at the Foxwood Theater, ... Read more »

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

September 13, 2012
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“I’m not a bad guy,” Junot Diaz writes to begin his short story collection,“This Is How You Lose Her.” From there, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author jumps into nine vignettes that revolve around love. The stories mostly focus on Yunior and his brother, Rafa, young immigrants who came to... Read more »

Lapine and Sondheim take audiences deeper “Into the Woods”

Lapine and Sondheim take audiences deeper “Into the Woods”

August 25, 2012
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To celebrate their 50th anniversary season, The Public Theater presents “Into The Woods,” staged at Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater. The Public Theater’s open-air plays — part of their Shakespeare in the Park initiative — are a favorite New York summer tradition, and tickets are... Read more »

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