US theater

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‘It feels like something different’: turning The Hours into an opera
The acclaimed book and Oscar-winning movie, about three women grappling with despair, is making an unusual leap to the stage in New York

Ed Pilkington in New York

22, Nov, 2022 @6:37 AM

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Almost Famous review – Cameron Crowe’s Broadway musical is almost there
Solid performances and rock’n’roll nostalgia can’t overcome lackluster lyrics and source material flaws in the musical adaptation of the 2000 film

Adrian Horton

08, Nov, 2022 @2:37 PM

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Oscar and Tony nominated writer-director Douglas McGrath dies aged 64
The multi-hyphenate was known for directing 1996’s Emma, co-writing Bullets Over Broadway and writing the book for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Benjamin Lee

04, Nov, 2022 @5:19 PM

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My Body No Choice: taking the fight for abortion rights to the stage
A new stage production tells the stories of women and their bodily autonomy, or lack thereof, as part of the fight to reverse the supreme court decision to restrict abortion

David Smith in Washington

27, Oct, 2022 @6:27 AM

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Topdog/Underdog review – Corey Hawkins triumphs in Suzan Lori-Parks revival
The actor makes a searing impact alongside an excellent Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the surreal Pulitzer prize-winning play about two brothers struggling to get by in America

Gloria Oladipo

21, Oct, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Broadway glee: dazzling Lea Michele delivers in Funny Girl
After months of rumors and gossip, the controversial star takes the reins from Beanie Feldstein and stars in the role hallowed by Barbra Streisand

Adrian Horton

18, Oct, 2022 @1:42 PM

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The Piano Lesson review – August Wilson revival hits a bum note
John David Washington and Samuel L Jackson star in a tonally misjudged drama oddly played for awkward laughs

Gloria Oladipo

14, Oct, 2022 @1:30 AM

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1776 review – musical revival needs more independence from the original
A diverse re-envisioning of the 1969 historical musical offers up some great opportunities for a game cast but struggles to justify its existence

Alexis Soloski

07, Oct, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Cost of Living review – Pulitzer prize winner lands on Broadway with a splash
Martyna Majok’s sensitive drama about four characters on the margins is empathetically acted and unusually compassionate

Alexis Soloski

04, Oct, 2022 @12:30 AM

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Frederick Douglass gets the Hamilton treatment with new musical
American Prophet, focusing on the abolitionist, orator and polymath, is the latest marker of a Douglass renaissance in popular culture

David Smith in Washington

30, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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James Rado, co-creator of Broadway hit Hair, dies at 90
The award-winning writer, whose hit musical originally opened on Broadway in the late 60s, died in New York City of cardiorespiratory arrest

Benjamin Lee

22, Jun, 2022 @1:50 PM

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King James review – basketball fans bond over LeBron fever
Rajiv Joseph’s play conveys the elation and heartbreak of sporting obsession, seen through the eyes of two friends with a complex relationship

Chris Wiegand

22, Jun, 2022 @10:29 AM

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