Friday, March 13, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Baltimore Opera Company moves into Chapter 7 bankruptcy By Tim Smith

Three months after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and canceling the remainder of the 2008-2009 season, the board of trustees of the Baltimore Opera Company voted today to pursue Ch…

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Races navigate uneasy Southern life in Taylor's 'Magnolia' BY HEDY WEISS

Regina Taylor was not yet in kindergarten in 1963, the year in which the Atlanta-bred Martin Luther King Jr. issued his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" and later delivered his "I Have a Drea…

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New Yorkers shown despair of Baghdad in new play By Christine Kearney

Americans can get a taste of the chaos and danger of Baghdad after the U.S. invasion, thanks to "Baghdadi Bath," a play opening on Thursday at a small theater in New York's East village.

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Congo Square gives devil, young playwright their due BY MARY HOULIHAN

That ol' devil Lucifer is having a good season in Chicago.

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Troupe looks at the world through puppetry, dance By Megan Tench

"Wonderboy" will be performed by the Joe Goode Performance Group in collaboration with puppet designer Basil Twist at Northeastern's Blackman Theatre.

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Rock-driven musical diversity By Nicole Pensiero

Tour highlights the many aspects of Duncan Sheik.

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Fare for the Common Man by A.D. Amorosi

Wozzeck strikes a chord in our Great Recession.

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SO, what becomes a legend most? Dental surgery. This week I spoke with Matthew Broderick. Also Olympia Dukakis. Both open in plays next month. Both talked about their teeth.

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Two Men of Florence

Despite a handsome production, heavyweight actors such as Edward Hermann and Jay O. Sanders and the inherent drama of the story (also dramatized by Brecht), the production never rises much a…

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Seeing vs. believing By Louise Kennedy

At the center of "Two Men of Florence" lies a gripping idea for a play: the battle between Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church. But around that idea revolve so many dense speeches, stock c…

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History won't be kind to 'Two Men' By Jenna Scherer

Galileo said all objects can be understood by their motion. How then, to comprehend "Two Men of Florence," a play that takes a long time to go nowhere at all?

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Jane Fonda and Beethoven -- Together on Broadway By TERRY TEACHOUT

Jane Fonda's first appearance on Broadway in 46 years is less than revelatory, as Moisés Kaufman's "33 Variations" asks next to nothing of her.

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Clown Batters Body for Laughs, Reveals Family Secrets: Review by Jeremy Gerard

Pisoni, blessed not only with rubber limbs and matinee-idol looks, created the show with his sensitive director, Erica Schmidt. They pack a thousand laughs and a dozen tugs at the heartstrin…

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Brother Can You Spare A Dime by Susan Friedman

Songs and stories of hope and a promise of better times again from the Great Depression

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Heroes by Eugene Paul

Ron Holgate, Jonathan Hogan and John Cullum star in this tale of WW I French veterans trying to live in a retirement home.

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Distracted by Simon Saltzman

...the play uses all sorts of clever dramatic devices to keep us immersed and laughing.

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The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd by Victor Gluck

105-year-old D.H. Lawrence play proves to be a powerful, naturalistic character study of two mismatched people

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Cabaret Girl by Victor Gluck

New York premiere of 1922 London musical by Kern and Wodehouse satirizes theater folk and high society

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Culture Monster: Review: 'Stitching' at the Lillian Theater by Charlotte Stoudt

In the end, "Stitching" can't quite weave together its elements of eroticism, grief and narrative twists into a satisfying evening.

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Culture Monster: Review: 'Grease' at the Pantages Theatre by Charlotte Stoudt

Southern charmer and "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks descends from a giant soft-serve cone for a winning cameo in this high-energy, low-personality revival of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey…

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Finding the Hidden Truth in Some Familiar Songs By STEPHEN HOLDEN

The English cabaret singer Barb Jungr made her uptown debut at the Café Carlyle on Wednesday night.

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Theater Listings: March 13-19

Selective listings from theater critics of The New York Times.

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Fiddler on the Roof
Review by Tim Dunleavy

You probably know that Tevye, the main character in Fiddler on the Roof, is a milkman. But did you know that Topol, the actor most identified with the role of Tevye, is a milkman too? Well, he's a different kind of milkman: He's an actor who milks every joke for all it's worth.

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Once in a Long Weill by Matthew Murray

Last night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Collegiate Chorale gave The Firebrand of Florence its first public airing in nearly 64 years, making something of a triumph of what's long been considered a tragedy.

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They Both Reached for the Gunn!, by Michael Portantiere

Nathan Gunn, Victoria Clark, and Anna Christy party along with David Pittu, Terrence Mann, et al. after The Firebrand of Florence.

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