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Review: The Hard Problem

Review: The Hard Problem

Tom Stoppard's new play attempts to dissect our brains

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3 out of 5 stars
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Review: What To Send Up When It Goes Down

Review: What To Send Up When It Goes Down

Aleshea Harris’s vivid choreopoem is part play and part ceremony

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4 out of 5 stars
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Review: Downstairs

Review: Downstairs

Real-life sibs Tyne Daly and Tim Daly star in Theresa Rebeck's domestic thriller

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3 out of 5 stars
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Review: The Prom

Review: The Prom

Delicious ham is served in this high-spirited new Broadway musical

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4 out of 5 stars
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Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Raúl Esparza plays a Hitleresque gangster in a timely revival of Brecht's allegory

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4 out of 5 stars
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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Mormon missionaries get in over their heads in this uproarious and irreverent musical comedy.

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5 out of 5 stars
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The Ferryman

The Ferryman

Theater review by Adam Feldman  Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is a tremendously noisy play about silence and its price. Rob Howell’s expertly detailed set, festooned with memorabilia and kids’ drawings, depicts a farmhouse in Northern Ireland in 1981. More than 20 actors stream on and off the stage, including many children of various ages, plus a live baby and a goose; there is music, both traditional and contemporary, and a celebratory dance. The whole thrilling production seems alive, as few Broadway shows do, with the clutter and scope of reality. It is harvest day, and for Quinn Carney (Paddy Considine) it starts with a sweet early-morning flirtation with Caitlin (Laura Donnelly). They seem a happy couple, but we soon piece together that she is not Quinn’s wife and the mother of his seven children—that would be the sickly Mary (Genevieve O’Reilly)—but the presumed widow of his long-missing brother, Seamus. As we have learned in the play’s prologue, Seamus’s corpse has just been discovered in a local bog, and the quietly menacing local Irish Republican Army warlord, Muldoon (Stuart Graham), is intent on ensuring that no one talk too much about how the dead man got that way. Although it is more than three hours long, The Ferryman never drags, in part because Butterworth continually shifts and expands the play’s focus to what had seemed like side characters, such as the sometimes-lucid madwoman Aunt Maggie Far Away (Fionnula Flanagan), the slow-witted Tom Kettle (Justi

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School of Rock

School of Rock

See the pitch-perfect 2003 Jack Black comedy live on the Great White Way

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4 out of 5 stars
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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

A high school student is thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide in this captivating original musical.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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King Kong

King Kong

Broadway goes apeshit

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2 out of 5 stars
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Wild Goose Dreams

Wild Goose Dreams

A rich and tricky look at divisions in Korea

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3 out of 5 stars
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Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Michael C. Hall stars in Will Eno's lacerating existential monologue

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4 out of 5 stars
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The New One

The New One

Mike Birbiglia hits Broadway with a raw and funny solo show

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4 out of 5 stars
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