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Monday, May 25, 2015

Theater Review | 'A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians': In Poland, at Mercy of Weirdos by Eric Grode

In the Polish novelist Dorota Maslowska’s play “A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians” at Abrons Arts Center, the seemingly nihilistic title couple are not without…

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Battle-Honed Commander Unleashes Pirates by Eric Grode

B. H. Barry, a master of stage fighting, is directing a sword-studded version of “Treasure Island,” aimed at younger audiences.

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Enjoying the “Vieux Carre” by Eric Grode

With the Wooster Group’s latest production, Scott Shepherd extends his downtown legacyUpon his first exposure to Gatz, Elevator Repair Service's six-hour, word-for-word staging of F. S…

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Theater Review | 'Cactus Flower': Honey, I’m Married, and Here’s My Wife by Eric Grode

A witless revival of the 1965 sex farce “Cactus Flower” opened at the Westside Theater Upstairs.

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Festivals in Review: Warring Relatives and Joking Rabbis by Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, Eric Grode and Jason Zinoman

Four plays at two New York festivals, Under the Radar and Coil, offer a range of themes, styles and even language.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Amiri Baraka’s Play About W. E. B. Du Bois, via Woodie King Jr. by Eric Grode

The New Federal Theater production of “Most Dangerous Man in America,” which tells the story of Du Bois’s early-1950s trial, stars Art McFarland, the former WABC reporter.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tam Mutu, on Broadway at Last, in ‘Doctor Zhivago’ by Eric Grode

Mr. Mutu, who has several high-profile musical credits in London’s West End, talks about headlining the musical, which is opening at the Broadway Theater.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

In ‘Living on Love,’ Renée Fleming Takes a Humorous Broadway Turn by Eric Grode

The process of getting this soprano to Broadway took years. “Every major step forward in my career has involved some sense of taking a risk,” Ms. Fleming said.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jeff Augustin on Haiti, Voodoo and Roundabout Underground by Eric Grode

“Little Children Dream of God,” Mr. Augustin’s new play about an immigrant who’s 11 months pregnant, was originally set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In ‘Fashions for Men’ and ‘Everything You Touch,’ Clothes Are a Main Player by Eric Grode

“Fashions,” set in a Budapest haberdashery between the word wars, and “Everything,” a decades-hopping fashion fantasia, use costumes to grab the audience’s attention.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Chinese Mystery, Film-Noir Style by Eric Grode

Inside Damon Chua’s sleek play Film Chinois — Move over, August Wilson. Damon Chua is halfway toward replicating your century-spanning theatre project. True, Chua doesn’t f…

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Snapshot: Rebecca Benson of ‘Let the Right One In’ by Eric Grode

Rebecca Benson plays Eli, the vampire in a love relationship, in the Scottish National Theater’s production of “Let the Right One In.”

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ilona Jantti and Finnish Aerialism at Circus Now by Eric Grode

The Finnish aerialist Ilona Jantti is scheduled to perform in “Muualla/Elsewhere” as part of the Circus Now festival.

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Under the Radar: Mariano Pensotti’s ‘Cineastas’ Tells 8 Stories by Eric Grode

Mariano Pensotti’s “Cineastas,” part of the Under the Radar festival, tells eight stories at once, depicting four filmmakers and the four movies they’re creating.

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Classic Stage Company, Downtown Celebrity Magnet by Eric Grode

Why Classic Stage Company continues to draw big-name actors to perform in this 199-seat space in the East Village.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Today, Under the Radar. Tomorrow … Who Knows? by Eric Grode

  The Public’s notable festival adds a new batch of cutting-edge works — The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival quickly made a name for itself as an incubator o…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014

‘Billy & Ray’ and Other Plays Laugh at Hollywood by Eric Grode

The new play “Billy & Ray” is the latest stage work to focus on filmmaking.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Steve Curry, Who Was on ‘Hair’ Poster, Dies at 68 by Eric Grode

Mr. Curry played the naïve, sexually adventurous Woof in the Broadway musical “Hair” and posed for the photo that became the show’s poster and cast-album cover.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Something Happened in That Car… But What? by Eric Grode

Catherine Filloux’s new play explores a forgotten Civil Rights story — “I really had to decide as a playwright what I believe happened in that car.” Catherine Filloux…

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The New Season: When ‘On the Town’ Hit the Town by Eric Grode

“On the Town” marked the Broadway debut of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, a foursome known as “the kids.”

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Albert Innaurato Returns to the Stage With ‘Doubtless’ by Eric Grode

The playwright Albert Innaurato, almost completely absent from the city’s stages for 25 years, has a one-act comedy in 59E59’s Summer Shorts series.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

A Major Playwright (That New Yorkers Hardly Know) by Eric Grode

After 35 years, James McLure gets another significant New York production — Regional theatres that produce new plays often plan their seasons by dipping into the same well of recent Ne…

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Critic’s Notebook: Spoleto Festival USA Offers Tension and Balance by Eric Grode

The suspense of Daphne du Maurier, the mystique of the circus and the smothering bosom of a meddlesome family, all at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Lifetime Tony for the Costume Designer Jane Greenwood by Eric Grode

Jane Greenwood, who has designed costumes for more than 125 Broadway shows, discusses her approach to work — and that elusive Tony award.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

‘Penny Dreadful’ Recap: Frankenstein’s Monster Wants a Partner. Now. by Eric Grode

The third episode stirs into the plot a bit of "Sweeney Todd" and the "A-Team."

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who’s Running This Crazy Circus? by Eric Grode

The high-flying life of Pippin‘s stage manager Stage managers have been described as the air-traffic controllers of the stage. That’s especially true when the traffic is actually…

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

‘Penny Dreadful’ Recap: Cue the Seance by Eric Grode

A séance unleashes a full Linda Blair like performance from Eva Green.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

‘Los Monólogos de la Vagina,’ a Spin on Eve Ensler’s Play by Eric Grode

“Los Monólogos de la Vagina,” a Spanish version of “The Vagina Monologues,” is coming to Manhattan.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Transvestite in Patrick Page’s Mind by Eric Grode

How he connects with his character in Casa Valentina — Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles When Patrick Page was playing Cyrano de…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Where Did “The Realistic Joneses” Come From? by Eric Grode

The unlikely start for Will Eno’s latest play — The road to Broadway can sometimes take unpredictable paths. For example, via an infamously sprawling Norwegian epic. With his fra…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards