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Jeremy McCarter

June 26, 2006 | Feature
Free Radical

Is Shakespeare in the Park only the beginning? Oskar Eustis on his plans for the Public.

June 19, 2006
Returning Royalty: Alvin Epstein

Still hard at work at 81, Alvin Epstein—one of the great classical actors of his generation—moved back to New York last year, after decades on the regional-theater circuit. Since then, he’s drawn praise for supporting roles in Chekhov and Beckett, and this week, the Boston Actors Theater’s King Lear transfers here.

June 19, 2006 | The Theater Review
The Evil That Men Do, Yet Again

Some Girl(s) follows the Neil LaBute recipe—bad behavior with a twist, served ice cold—to a fault.

June 12, 2006 | Feature
Samuel Beckett, at 100, deserves better than he gets.

The only truly fitting tribute would be to stage Beckett constantly. As Edward Albee once said, “I am not interested in living in a city where there isn’t a production of Samuel Beckett running.”

June 12, 2006 | The Theater Review
Fear and Loathing in the Cafeteria

Coming face-to-face with everyday evil in a genuinely terrifying drama based on the Columbine massacre.

May 22, 2006 | The Theater Review
Phil Collins Can’t Swing

Tarzan slathers millions in razzle-dazzle on a two-cent script. Plus: Burnished performances in Shining City.

May 15, 2006 | The Theater Review
Humor Me Here

Real laughs make a too-rare appearance on Broadway.

May 8, 2006 | The Theater Review
Landscape of the Body

John Guare mixes his experience of Beame-era Greenwich Village with the day’s seedier headlines to give the old moving-to-the-big-city story a distinct 1977 flavor.

May 8, 2006 | The Theater Review
I Love-Hate the Eighties

Lestat recalls the cheeseball bombast of that decade at its worst; The Wedding Singer does better by giving the same era a cheerful wink.

May 1, 2006 | The Theater Review
Three’s No Charm

Julia’s not a disaster, but Three Days of Rain deserves a better production. Plus: A Threepenny dreadful.

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