‘Dead by Midnight” — another airtight Carolyn Hart mystery

For me, the highlight of the recent crime writers’ gathering in Easton — Murder 203 — was having the chance to spend some time with the guest of honor, Carolyn Hart. Hart is a modern master of the
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A $15 million Broadway mistake called ‘Wonderland’

The new Broadway musical update of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” — “Wonderland” — was the subject of poisonous chatroom buzz during its preview
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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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