Back from the dead — the ‘flop’ musical ‘Women on the Verge…’

The producers of last fall’s short-lived Broadway musical “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” must have seriously mixed feelings about the liner notes Frank Rich has provided for the original
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‘Hello Again’: in-your-face theatre from Transport Group

On a work break earlier this month, I was lucky enough to catch one of the final performances of the Transport Group’s production of “Hello Again” in a loft space in SoHo. The troupe deals in
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‘Save Me’: leaving mystery/thriller conventions behind

It’s always scary to move out of your comfort zone — particularly if that’s a place where you have had great success — but the best-selling novelist Lisa Scottoline has done some real experimentation
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The Amoralists: real life with the boring parts cut out

It has been wonderful to watch the New York City-based theater company, The Amoralists, gain traction with each new production they’ve done over the past few years. The resident dramatist Derek Ahonen
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‘The Book of Mormon’: another unlikely hit musical

Ever since “Urinetown” opened on Broadway a decade ago, the notion of what constitutes a “musical comedy” has been evolving — for the better I think. With the core Broadway musical audience literally
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‘Priscilla’: using old elements to make something new

Broadway traditionalists have never accepted the idea of “jukebox” musicals that set pre-existing tunes to a new story, but when an original score is as threadbare as the one Bono and The Edge
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Notes on a preview of the new Tony Kushner play

The Signature Theatre’s intimate revival of the epic two-part Tony Kushner play, “Angels in America,” has been one of the highlights of the current New York theater season. The new production
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Sidney Lumet, R.I.P. — the man who loved New York

It shouldn’t be big news when someone dies at the age of 86, but the filmmaker Sidney Lumet was so vital and so prolific for so many years that I was shocked to hear about his death on Saturday. As a
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