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Arts Remembrance: Robert Brustein — A View from the Seats

October 31, 2023
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The late Robert Brustein’s shadow is long. But his legacy is problematic.

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Arts Commentary: More Cultural Coverage — But Less Culture?

October 24, 2023
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The journalistic value of blathering out weekend tips to the ears of the comfortable in a social media world awash with likes is dubious.

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Theater Review: Moonbox Productions’ “Sweeney Todd” — An Ambition that Demands Attention

October 24, 2023
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Even before the lights come up on the remarkable new production by Moonbox Productions, it is clear that this is a “Sweeney Todd” of a different order.

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Theater Review: An On-Target “Assassins”

October 6, 2023
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Assassinations may be so-last-generation, but gun violence, and what it reflects about American culture and human depravity, defines our own era as much as any.

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Theater Review: “Fat Ham” — Hamlet at the BBQ

October 1, 2023
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In “Fat Ham,” Black pain and repressed desire are transformed into a celebration of liberation and empowerment — once the villain du jour, the patriarchy, has been dispatched.

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Theater Review: “Lunar Eclipse” — Stepping into the Light

September 28, 2023
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Dramatist Donald Margulies seems to be putting his hand on the heart of the heartland — as well as taking the pulse of a pair of aging boomers. Read More

Theater Review: “POTUS, Or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”

September 25, 2023
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“POTUS” supplies plenty of political amusement as it pits savvy, competent women against the blithering males running the American government.

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Theater Commentary: Impressions of Canada’s Shaw Festival 2023, Part Two

September 23, 2023
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Canada is far enough from New York and Broadway to ignore their siren drum beats.

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Theater Review: “The Half-God of Rainfall” — A Quicksilver Epic

September 18, 2023
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“The Half-God of Rainfall” is a challenging journey relayed in a memorable production that will resonate with you for a long time.

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Theater Review: “Prayer for the French Republic” — The Din of History

September 15, 2023
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“Prayer for the French Republic” is of interest because it raises significant questions about faith during a hate-filled time.

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