Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Nonbinary “& Juliet” Performer Opts Out of Gendered Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

Justin David Sullivan of “& Juliet” decided to abstain from consideration and urged awards shows to “expand their reach.”

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‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’ Review: A Thought Exercise, Without Deep Thoughts by Houman Barekat

On London’s West End, Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman star in a lightly dystopian comedy that succeeds as a portrait of a troubled couple, but falls short as political satire.

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Cy Gavin’s Modern Take on the Hudson River School Tradition by Robin Pogrebin

In his first show at Gagosian, opening Thursday, the painter Cy Gavin explores the land that has both empowered and inspired him.

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She Went Viral Mocking Trump. Now Sarah Cooper Is Taking on a New Role. by Michael Paulson

She is making her professional stage debut in the Off Broadway drama, and fulfilling a childhood dream. “It’s transformative,” she said.

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Leslie Odom Jr. Plans Return to Broadway in ‘Purlie Victorious’ by Michael Paulson

Kenny Leon will direct the revival of Ossie Davis’s 1961 play, which is expected to run this summer at an unspecified Broadway theater.

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Oscar Isaac, Rachel Brosnahan and the Draw of a Neglected Hansberry Play by Alexis Soloski

The first major New York revival of “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 Broadway play, comes to BAM this month. What took so long?

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Book Review: ‘Reckoning,’ by V (formerly Eve Ensler) by Alexandra Jacobs

Writing now as V, the creator of “The Vagina Monologues” tackles racism, colonialism and sexual violence in a raw and free-associative collection.

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An Ad Hoc Ukrainian Ballet Troupe Settles Into Life in The Hague by Marina Harss

The dancers in the United Ukrainian Ballet have found a home in the Netherlands. This week the company makes its U.S. debut in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Giselle.”

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Monday, January 30, 2023

‘Asi Wind’s Inner Circle’ Review: Pick a Card, Not Just Any Card by Alexis Soloski

A master at the top of his game, the magician Asi Wind performs fluidly and with obvious pleasure.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Easy Does It: Bringing Old-School Wisdom to City Ballet by Gia Kourlas

Kyra Nichols, a former principal, returns to the company for the first time since her 2007 retirement to coach ballets by Balanchine and Robbins.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

‘The Smuggler’ Review: A Barman’s Rambling Yarn by Maya Phillips

The one-man show means to draw the audience into a moral quandary pitting immigrants and the American poor against each other.

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Review: Justin Peck Runs Out of Steam in ‘Copland Dance Episodes’ by Gia Kourlas

New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer expands on “Rodeo” to make an evening-length work set to some of Aaron Copland’s most popular music.

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Everett Quinton, a Force in Downtown Theater, Dies at 71 by Neil Genzlinger

He took over the Ridiculous Theatrical Company after the death of his partner, Charles Ludlam, in 1987. His specialty was playing women, but his range was wide.

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Obies to Honor Off Broadway Work Made During and After Lockdown by Michael Paulson

An in-person ceremony next month will focus on celebrating New York’s resilient theater scene; most awards will be announced in advance.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

For a Pioneering Artist, the Joy of Having Done the Work His Way by Laura Collins-Hughes

Ping Chong discussed his more than 50-year career as a multidisciplinary artist who has found inspiration in the surreal.

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‘Without You’ Review: Anthony Rapp’s Seasons of Love, and Loss by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The actor, who starred in the original Broadway run of ‘Rent,’ reflects on the show’s early days and dealing with the grief of his mother’s death.

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‘Memorial’ Review: An American Story, Set in Stone by Naveen Kumar

The national controversy surrounding Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam War Memorial is the subject of Livian Yeh’s nimble, process-driven play.

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When a Spice Girl Met a Contemporary Dancer by Roslyn Sulcas

Melanie Chisholm has collaborated with the choreographer Jules Cunningham on “How Did We Get Here?,” a dance piece exploring what the body holds.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

‘Modern Swimwear’ Review: The Designer and the Murderer by Juan A. Ramírez

Depicting the final hours of a young fashion designer’s life, Caitlin Saylor Stephens’s play lacks the sturdiness to make its connection to real events believable.

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Monica Bellucci Tries on the Dress, and Life, of Maria Callas by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The film star embodies one of opera’s greatest divas in the solo show “Maria Callas: Letters & Memoirs,” coming to the Beacon Theater.

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Filming Eugene O’Neill When the Elements (and Investors) Don’t Cooperate by Roslyn Sulcas

Starring Jessica Lange and Ed Harris, Jonathan Kent’s adaptation of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” started production, only to lose key financing.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

‘Small Talk’ Review: The Art of Meaningless Banter by Jason Zinoman

In his brisk, low-maintenance Off Broadway show, the workhorse comic Colin Quinn extols the virtues of idle chitchat.

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A Flamenco Star’s Percussive Mastery and Insouciant Subversions by Siobhan Burke

Israel Galván brought a new iteration of his visually pared-down, danced-without-music “Solo” to Baryshnikov Arts Center.

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Justin Peck’s New Americana, ‘Copland Dance Episodes’ by Joshua Barone and Mark Sommerfeld

At New York City Ballet, Peck’s “Copland Dance Episodes” brings the composer’s three classic ballet scores under one roof, at last.

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‘The Appointment’ Review: A Chorus Line at the Abortion Clinic by Laura Collins-Hughes

After its original New York outing in 2019, the trippy musical returns in the post-Roe era with an updated script and sharpened fangs.

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At Rennie Harris’s Hip-Hop University, Teaching the Teachers by Sophie Bress

Rennie Harris University aims to give educators a working knowledge not only of hip-hop dance technique, but also of its origins and culture.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Sugar Daddy’ Review: The Grief Comes Out in Laughs by Naveen Kumar

In his show about mourning his boyfriend, the comedian Sam Morrison confronts overwhelming loss with punch lines and panache.

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‘Room’ Will Be Staged on Broadway, Starring Adrienne Warren by Michael Paulson

Emma Donoghue adapted the show from her best-selling 2010 novel; she also wrote the screenplay for the 2015 film.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Review: In ‘Field of Mars,’ a March Toward Oblivion by Juan A. Ramírez

Presented by Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players as part of this year’s Under the Radar Festival, the two-act play tries to measure humanity’s progress.

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Review: In ‘Force of Nature,’ Natalia Osipova Is Absorbed in Memories by Brian Seibert

The Russian dancer brought her star-and-her-friends touring program to New York City Center on Saturday for a sold-out, one-night-only show.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

‘The Immortal Jellyfish Girl’ Review: A 26th-Century Love Story by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Featuring a lobster telephone and a robot boy with batlike wings, this puppet romance set in a future post-ecological collapse succeeds on its own weird terms.

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