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Macbeth review – Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga soar but there’s magic missing
Sam Gold’s inventively staged take on the classic tragedy has its moments but there’s something missing at the centre

Alexis Soloski

29, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The Minutes review – Tracy Letts delivers a biting American allegory
The playwright also stars in his latest Broadway production, a dark-hued drama about a town council meeting

Alexis Soloski

18, Apr, 2022 @1:00 AM

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American Buffalo review – David Mamet returns to Broadway with a thud
Circle on the Square Theatre, New YorkLaurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell bring star power to this umpteenth revival but there’s a staleness they struggle to overcome

Alexis Soloski

15, Apr, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Plaza Suite review – Sarah Jessica Parker sells Neil Simon’s marriage comedy
The Sex and the City star plays well opposite her husband Matthew Broderick in an overlong triptych of bitter relationship tales

Alexis Soloski

29, Mar, 2022 @1:00 AM

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'His songs are like a fabulous steak': an all-star toast to Stephen Sondheim
The supreme lyricist and composer has died aged 91. In a piece first published to mark his 9oth birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and many more celebrate the man and his musicals

Interviews by Chris Wiegand and Alexis Soloski

26, Nov, 2021 @10:45 PM

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Forty days a slave: Suzan-Lori Parks on her incendiary new play White Noise
In a drama that taps straight into these angry, anguished times, a Black artist responds to a police beating by becoming his white friend’s ‘enslaved person’. Pulitzer-winner Parks explains why she rewrote sections to make it even harder-hitting

Alexis Soloski

12, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘This is still here’: Bess Wohl’s story of seduction in a Nazi summer camp
The US playwright’s new drama, at the Old Vic in London, is a tragicomic romance amid swastika-shaped flowerbeds. She talks about finding a dark past on a trip to Long Island

Alexis Soloski

07, Sep, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Pulitzer winner Katori Hall: ‘I think of theatre as a church. It’s a sanctuary’
Her Tina Turner musical is a smash, her stripper TV show P-Valley sizzles –and now The Hot Wing King, inspired by her gay brother, has earned her one of the world’s top gongs

Alexis Soloski

05, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Tonys are finally coming! What do this year's nominations tell us?
A strange year for Broadway, with fewer shows than usual eligible for major awards, has brought up an equally strange, if intriguing, set of nominees

Alexis Soloski

15, Oct, 2020 @7:03 PM

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The Line review – moving drama pays tribute to pandemic first responders
The Public’s emotive and effective hour-long play uses actors, including Lorraine Toussaint and Alison Pill, to share powerful testimonials

Alexis Soloski

09, Jul, 2020 @3:20 PM

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'This moment is all about adapting': what happens when your play gets cancelled
Hilary Bettis’s immigration drama 72 Miles to Go … was one of many off-Broadway shows that didn’t make it to the stage after the Covid-19 outbreak, leaving the playwright ‘heartbroken’

Alexis Soloski

21, Apr, 2020 @4:20 PM

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Little Did I Know: how a Broadway-aiming musical became a hit podcast
An accomplished group of creatives have turned a splashy musical into a new podcast at a time when theater fans need it the most

Alexis Soloski

14, Apr, 2020 @3:17 PM

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