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    Theater Review: Can Kiss Me, Kate Survive a 2019 Gaze?Kelli O’Hara is nearly superhuman, and the highs in the show are very high. But you can’t get away from that script.
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    Theater Review: Be More Chill Does High-School Drama With Knowing WickednessA story that casts a realistic eye on the cruelties of youth, and on the way graduating from high school doesn’t mean the end of our insecurities.
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    Theater Review: Restrained Power in If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka“There’s a disturbing, powerful play hiding inside Tori Sampson’s If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, but it hasn’t worked its way out yet.”
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    Review Roundup: At St. Ann’s, The B-Side Gives Voice to Forgotten MenPlus two well-intentioned misses.
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    Theater Review: Surface Tension by the Pool, in Jeremy O. Harris’s “Daddy”Louche life in Beverly Hills.
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    Theater Review: Does Superhero Get Off the Ground?Theater Review: Does Superhero Get Off the Ground?
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    Theater Review: Creepers in Wonderland, in Alice by HeartShe’s late, apparently, for a very important date.
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    Theater Review: The Tightly Packed Power of Marys Seacole“An act of remembrance for the unremembered … a fierce, complex eulogy.”
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    Theater Review: Hurricane Diane, a Tragicomedy of Eco-CollapseA climate-saving tale that somehow reaches from ancient Greece to the housewives of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
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    Theater Review: Discovery and Rediscovery in By the Way, Meet Vera StarkAn overlooked (imagined) actress stands in for hundreds of lost Hollywood stories.
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    Theater Review: Fiasco Theater’s Lo-fi Reconstruction of Merrily We Roll AlongHow does it happen? Where is the moment?
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    Theater Review: The Tasteful Goodness of Sea Wall and A LifeJake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge do some tear-jerking at the Public.
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    Theater Review: Rage and Love Times 3, in 2 Strindberg Classics and The LightRevivals of Mies Julie and The Dance of Death, plus Loy A. Webb’s new play.
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    Theater Review: A True West That Simmers Instead of Boiling OverA dose of restraint in a play that typically calls for amped-up intensity.
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    Theater Review: Eddie and Dave Tries to Get to What’s RealA deep and gender-flipped dive into Van Halen.
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    Theater Reviews: Northeast Prep and Southern Gothic in Choir Boy and Blue RidgeNew plays from Tarell Alvin McCraney and Abby Rosebrock.
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    Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird Adaptation Walks the WalkBartlet Sher and a superior cast bring a period piece into the present.
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    Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?
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    Theater Review: How Over-the-Top Should The Cher Show Be?Do you believe in life after life?
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    Theater Review: A Soft-Edged Production of Tom Stoppard’s The Hard ProblemTom Stoppard’s first new play in a decade gets a production that’s a little cuddlier than we’re accustomed to.
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    Theater Review: The Prom, Where Theater Geeks Belt Away Without ShameAnother funny meta-musical from the team behind ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’
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    Theater Review: The Minor-Key K-Pop of Wild Goose DreamsHansol Jung’s play gets a fantastic, enveloping production.
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    Theater Review: Raúl Esparza Makes a Hard-to-Resist Arturo UiJohn Doyle’s customarily spare production makes Brecht great (again).
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    Theater Review: Is Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) Still Revolutionary?Fourteen years later, it feels out-of-step.
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    Is Mike Birbiglia’s The New One a Broadway Show or Standup? Our Critics Discuss.Sara Holdren and Jesse David Fox compare notes.
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    Theater Review: King Kong, Who’s There?Besides the giant mechanical ape and the 14 puppeteers who keep him going, that is.
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    Theater Review: Eve’s Song, Long on Relevance and Short on Dramatic CraftAnother story of good theatrical intentions that don’t hold up a play.
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    Theater Review: The Indignities and Glories of Female Adolescence in Usual GirlsAnd the dangers those girls face.
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    Theater Review: The Thanksgiving Play Is All Stuffing, No HeartAnd it’s a turkey.
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    Theater Review: The Good Intentions of American SonGoodhearted does not mean good.
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    Theater Review: A Slightly Tamed Torch Song Returns to BroadwayA second viewing reveals its wit but also its facile turns.
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    Theater Review: Days of Rage Gives Us 1969 Radicals Without Actual RadicalismFence-straddling at the barricades.
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    Theater Review: Good Grief Is a Memory Play in a Hall of MirrorsNgozi Anyanwu’s play shifts and reframes the way real memories do.
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    Theater Review: Thunderbodies Is the Latest Political-Catastrophe Dramatic FarceReaching for the satiric punch of Brecht or Jarry.
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    Theater Review: At the Far End of America, Lewiston/Clarkston Finds a CostcoA play in two parts, plus barbecued chicken.
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    Theater: Elaine May Keeps It Together While Falling Apart in The Waverly GalleryA character’s slide into dementia has ripple effects on her family.
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    Theater Reviews: The Joys and Troubles of the Teaching PlayPlot Points in Our Sexual Development and India Pale Ale epitomize the ends of the spectrum.
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    Theater Review: Livestock and Stock Types in The FerrymanIt pushes every high-drama button and checks every shamrock-shaped box, and yet …
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    Theater Review: Gloria: A Life Is Not a Bio-Play, and That’s a Good ThingIt’s a story circle, incorporating multiple lives in every color, and it brought me to tears, more than once.
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    Theater Review: Truthiness on Trial, in The Lifespan of a FactDaniel Radcliffe checks facts; Bobby Cannavale thinks he’s entitled to his own.
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    Theater Review: A Cranky Teen Joan of Arc in Mother of the MaidWith Glenn Close as her mommmmmm!
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    Theater Review: An Unsturdy Apologia“It’s less a drama of ideas than it is a collection of cheap, self-satisfied notions.”
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    Theater Review: On Being Queer and Black in America, in Fireflies“It feels like going to church — the kind of church where the minister thunders and rhapsodizes, aiming both to appall and exalt.”
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    Theater Review: Can Cabaret Songs Be a Tool of Liberation?’Midnight at the Never Get’ asks whether pretty songs have any place in a hard politicized world.
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    Theater Review: The Diva Soul of Black LightDaniel Alexander Jones brings it.
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    Theater Review: An Oklahoma! Where the Storm Clouds Loom Above the PlainExcavating the messy America beneath the beautiful morning.
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    Theater Review: Bill Irwin Takes a Sprightly Bounce Through BeckettIn ‘On Beckett,’ the elastic performer explains just how those lines work, in word and movement.
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    Theater Review: Girl From the North Country Shows Another Side of Bob DylanA much slower and less joyful one.
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    What the Constitution Means to Me Is Personal, Political, and Uncannily TimedRecollections of high-school oratory have never felt so of-the-moment.
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    Theater Review: Crooked Billiards and Straight Shooting in The NapSnooker as a vehicle for bright, fast comedy.
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