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The Metal Children by Theasy.com

The Vineyard Theatre, Off-Broadway By Molly Marinik BOTTOM LINE: A new play by a provocative playwright with a fantastic cast - it's an all-around rewarding theatre experience, thoug…

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Henry VIII by Stephe Harrop

It’s not every day that you get to hear a Shakespeare play (or at least a play partly by Shakespeare) for the first time.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Gregg Baker: From Crown to Porgy, by Michael Portantiere

With his huge physical, vocal, and dramatic presence, baritone Gregg Baker virtually owned the role of Crown in the George Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess for the past quarter century. Now Baker has graduated to the central role of crippled beggar Porgy, and will play the part for two performances this weekend, when the New Jersey State Opera brings the Philadelphia production to Newark Symphony Hall.

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Shear Genius By: Brian Scott Lipton

Playwright and actress Claudia Shear discusses the creation of her new Off-Broadway play Restoration.

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Restoration
Review by Matthew Murray

A supple and deeply affecting play which, even at this early juncture, spells doom for other works that would compete to be the 2010-11 season's best.

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Beneath the Surface, More and More Layers By BEN BRANTLEY

"Restoration," the leisurely new comedy written by and starring Claudia Shear, is about a woman who lands a job restoring Michelangelo's David in Florence.

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Restoration
Reviewedby:Andy Propst

Claudia Shear and Jonathan Cake shine in Shear's genial humanistic play about a woman who changes as she restores Michelangelo's "David."

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Restoration - Review by Elyse Sommer

Trust playwright/performer Claudia Shear to use the conservator's art to fashion a serio-comic play, and for the New York Theatre Workshop to give it an elegantly staged production

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RESTORATION reviewed by David Sheward

There are a few spots on this "Restoration," but Claudia Shear is so entertaining as actor and author that we can see past them.

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Neat and tidy revelations By Brendan Lemon

Giulia may represent too perfectly the plight of the unglamorous, middle-aged woman married to her work, and the Italians may symbolise too stereotypically la bella figura, but Shear at least makes a serious attempt to show the grit beneath the gleam.

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'Restoration' frames a beauty and the beast BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

For all of this absorbing stuff and a very handsome production by director Christopher Ashley, "Restoration" doesn't pack sufficient dramatic pop to really satisfy.

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Robert Feldberg reviews "Restoration" off-Broadway

If "Restoration" makes any strong statement, it's that warm and fuzzy is not Claudia Shear's thing.

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Visual Learning x 2: 'The Metal Children' By ERIK PIEPENBURG

A look at the poster and script cover art for Adam Rapp's new play.

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The Metal Children
Reviewedby:Dan Bacalzo

Billy Crudup delivers a wonderfully nuanced performance in Adam Rapp's engrossing new play.

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The Metal Children - Review by Elyse Sommer

Billy Crudup and an A-Plus ensemble and handsome production make Adam Rapp's new play a serio-comic fun ride

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Suffer the Little Children By Mark Peikert

Smart, literate and adult, The Metal Children is the perfect antidote to the Broadway season.

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THE METAL CHILDREN reviewed by David Sheward

Adam Rapp weighs down his new play with excessive plotting, but there is much to admire in the Vineyard Theatre production, including strong performances for a cast of Off-Broadway veterans.

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Warning: Reading Can Be Hazardous to Your Health By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Adam Rapp's "The Metal Children" is a provocative if improbable comedy-drama about a novelist who confronts a school board that banned his book.

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Billy Crudup meets 'The Metal Children' BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

"The Metal Children" drifts into strangeness that doesn't quite stack up as a drama.

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The Metal Children
Review by Matthew Murray

The more Adam Rapp plays I see, the more convinced I become that he has less a voice than a gimmick.

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Landing in New York After Circling It for 60 Years By STEPHEN HOLDEN

Mitzi Gaynor's performance might be described as a meet-the-star opportunity in the mold of Debbie Reynolds's recent show.

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HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT reviewed by Tom Penketh

In his 75-minute solo show "Hebrew School Dropout," David Konig does a unique thing: He uses borscht belt humor and delivery to describe a lifelong spiritual journey

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Formula makes 'Class' worth attending By Peter Filichia

One could accuse Charles Evered's "Class" of being a formula drama.
But some formulas are better than others. Just ask Coca-Cola.

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THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS by ALLEN ROBERTSON

The Theatre Royal Market proves again that impressive productions can come from outside the West End.

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OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF TIME by SANDY MACDONALD

Ibsen's feminist rebel proves an anachronism in an era of easy credit.

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Theater Talkback: Scenes With Streams (and Squirts) By BEN BRANTLEY

The subject today is bodily fluids, and their use and abuse in the theater.

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On TV, a New Refuge for Stage Actors By DAVID ROONEY

A New York-based production, "The Good Wife," is filling the void of "Law & Order" for moonlighting performers.

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Kevin Adams Lights Rock Stars of Broadway, by Jesse North

Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams (Spring Awakening) on American Idiot, switching up his style, and his fifth Tony nomination.

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Lens Blog
A Fela Drummer By OZIER MUHAMMAD

By now, every theatergoer on Broadway has heard of the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Jojo Kuo, 50, an Afropop drummer from Cameroon, played with Fela - twice.

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A tiny London theatre that's big on Broadway

The Menier Chocolate Factory has generated a string of hits in New York and in the West End. Sarah Hemming talks to its artistic director David Babani

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Cumulative Effect by A.D. Amorosi

Václav Havel's Leaving sums up the life of a statesman - and a playwright, too.

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'Screwtape' actor devoted to the divine By A.D. Amorosi

Philadelphia's Anthony Lawton delves into the human predicament in his writings and adaptations.

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'Free Man' gets a grant

"A Free Man of Color" will get a $100,000 cash infusion from the National Actors Theater Foundation.

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Prez might catch show at Goodman by Hedy Weiss

Don't be surprised if President Obama and wife Michelle show up for a date at the Goodman Theatre sometime soon to catch director Chuck Smith's production of "The Good Negro."

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