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Theater Features Archive

May 22, 2006
Brían F. O’Byrne and the non-luck of the Irish

Brian O’Byrne, who’s just opened to impressive reviews in his first straight-to-Broadway premiere, Conor McPherson’s eerie Shining City, curses easily, but he won’t say the word career: “I think I got lucky.”

May 22, 2006
Beware the Undulating Curve of (Tony Season) Shifting Expectations!

Our Tony Season buzz and backlash report.

May 8, 2006
Show and Tell: Margarita Cabrera

Goofy-looking though it may be, Margarita Cabrera’s life-size Hummer H2 is hardly more ridiculous than the vehicle that inspired it.

May 8, 2006
Seriously, Folks

David Schwimmer’s bid to make you forget about you-know-what.

May 1, 2006
The Curtain Rises on the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Our theater buzz and backlash report.

April 24, 2006
Killer Charm: Alan Cumming

A Q&A with actor and The Threepenny Opera star Alan Cumming.

April 17, 2006
What’s So Hard About Being Ralph Fiennes?

A tabloid-besieged star returns to Broadway.

April 17, 2006
Songs to Make Your Blood Curdle: A History of the Vampire Musical

As a rule, vampire musicals inexorably lead to financial and critical bloodbaths, but that doesn’t stop our entertainers from giving them a go, over and over again. As Elton John’s Anne Rice–derived Lestat premieres, it’s high time for a comparison of musicals that suck.

April 17, 2006
Heal Thyself

Lisa Kron’s Well is a moving play about her mother that wonders, “If I got better, why couldn’t she?”

April 3, 2006
A Long-Lost Love

Ali MacGraw comes out of hiding to appear on Broadway for the first time.

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