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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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    Theater Review: Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet Sets a Gun on Shakespeare’s MantelSetting a gun on Shakepeare’s mantel.
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    Theater: Is Theresa Rebeck Mad for Sarah Bernhardt, or Only Pretending to Be?Is Theresa Rebeck mad for Sarah Bernhardt, or only pretending to be?
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    Theater Review: Craig Lucas’s I Was Most Alive With You Aims HighAnd it mostly succeeds on its own terms.
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    Theater Review: The Hard Facts of Backroom Politics in The TrueA showcase for Edie Falco, who makes the most of it.
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    Theater Reviews: A Vanya in Our English, and an Emperor Present But Not SeenRichard “Apple Family” Nelson brings his natural-language approach to Chekhov. Plus, a look at Haile Selassie’s last days in power.
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    On Collective Rage and Ironic DetachmentThe trouble with archness.
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    Theater Review: Pretty Woman and the Trouble With Onstage NostalgiaStrong performances in service of … what, exactly?
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    Theater Review: Direct From Exit 9, It’s Gettin’ the Band Back TogetherJammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power drive.
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    Theater Review: It’s Always Sunny in This Twelfth NightIn the park, not a cloud in the sky.
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    Theater Review: On Fertile Ground With The House That Will Not StandA wildly ambitious bilevel play, a family drama that spirals out into giant issues of slavery and race.
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    Theater Review: The Go-Go’s Go to Grad School in Head Over HeelsJust keeps going strong.
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    Theater Review: The Conventional Spin of This Ain’t No DiscoPacked up and ready to go.
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    Theater Review: Straight White Men Dares to Be ComplicatedIn the whirl of glibness and fury that is identity politics, Young Jean Lee has that rare quality: nuance.
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    Theater Review: Ivo van Hove’s The Damned Pulls the World Into the ArmoryTheater Review: Ivo van Hove’s The Damned Pulls the World Into the Armory
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    Theater Review: Jump Cuts and Auteur Wannabes, in Fire in Dreamland Rinne Groff’s play about not-quite-successful art-making.
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    Theater Review: Mary Page Marlowe Is a Simple CarbohydrateTasty enough, familiar, not especially filling.
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    Theater Review: Carey Mulligan in Girls & BoysA luminous performance in a role that needs more dimensionality.
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