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Time Out says

This complex of six theaters is a busy hub for Off and Off-Off Broadway rentals just blocks away from Broadway. Theatre Row is also home to stalwart companies such as the New Group and Keen Company. Its black-box spaces might vary in attractiveness, but this is a serviceable center for an impressive variety of work. On the second floor, there's a comfy lounge where you can meet and enjoy a preshow beer, wine or juice.

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Address:
410 W 42nd St
New York
10036
Cross street:
at Ninth Ave
Transport:
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
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Winnie the Pooh

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Musicals

Theater review by Raven Snook  I don't typically consult preschoolers when I’m writing reviews, but I did take note of my 3-year-old theater companion’s reactions throughout the new stage adaptation of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise. (Full disclosure: She is my grandniece.) I was consistently enchanted by the show's low-tech magic—eye-popping puppets, blooming fake flowers, hills covered in literal blankets of snow—and by its gentle lessons about friendship, teamwork and the importance of fun. But what about Winnie the Pooh’s target demo? To judge from the rapt expressions of my date and her slightly older peers, they were as delighted as little bears in honey pots. Puppet mastermind Jonathan Rockefeller, who wrote and directed the show as well as designed the plush protagonists, is a whiz at translating kiddie classics into sumptuous stage fare; his previous projects include The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam. The House of Mouse’s paw prints are visible: This is not the Pooh of A.A. Milne's original 1920s storybooks, but of the animated films that the entertainment conglomerate has been releasing for decades. Pooh and his pals in the colorful Hundred Acre Wood look like they’ve just been sprung from a Disney cel, and they sound like that, too, with puppeteer Jake Bazel doing an especially impressive job of aping Pooh's distinctive soothing, perpetually befuddled voice. Like most of Pooh's Disney adventures, the show is structured as a series of

Chains

  • Drama

In the tradition of its Deevy Project, which dusted off plays by the unjustly forgotten Teresa Deevy, Mint Theater Company continues its series Meet Miss Baker, which presents the American premieres of three works by the early-20th-century English playwright Elizabeth Baker. Her breakthrough 1909 drama, Chains, explores the quiet desperation of a family in crowded house in suburban London. Jenn Thompson directs the same cast of 15 actors who had been scheduled to perform the play in 2020, when COVID got in the way. 

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