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New Reviews: Love’s Labour’s Lost

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There comes a moment in this asthma-inducing production when one must ask if too much shtick is good for the play.

Some (Theater) Critics Drink. So What?

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More critics would like more shows -- or at least be kinder to them -- if more of them actively drank.

Albee Damned?

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An Australian writer has lit a firestorm about Edward Albee. After all, one can yell "art must breathe" on directors' behalf, but playwrights can always yell "I'm the vintner" right back.

New Interview: Two on the Aisle with Charles Gross, Bye Bye...

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We need a little Christmas, as Jerry Herman once wrote. Charles Gross' show, by that standard, is year-round cheer.

It’s Davenport vs. Cote — While I Use My Foreman Grill

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The theatrosphere does not obviate the need for people to comport themselves like actual adults.

Theater Bloggers Meetup Set for Nov. 12, 6-8pm; MTI Debuting ‘ShowSpace’

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All theater bloggers -- blogger critics, directors, playwrights, dramaturgs, educators and fans -- are invited.

50 Thoughts on Theatrical Criticism — Revisited (1 to 25)

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Critics don't really want influence. They want exercise.

A Twist on the Passing of Theater Journalist Michael Buckley?

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The theater has lost a great chronicler and contributor.

New Review: Inventing Avi (And Other Theatrical Maneuvers)

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A zany comedy about the theater that actually lands far more humorous punches than you would think.

The Critics of Free Papers Suck? Talk About Overvalued Stock!

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A critic can still contribute meaningfully to the cultural equation, if he or she is good, without insisting on determining whether people's wallets are open or shut.

New Review: Eye of God

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Its title a Bible reference, this play may have you rooting for a released felon, even when you see he's committed an especially unspeakable crime.

Thinking About the National Arts Journalism Summit

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So what, exactly, was the point? From the looks of the 10 projects, a clear majority are already off-the-ground endeavors.

New Review: The Night Watcher

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At its core, "The Night Watcher" is Woodard's internal debate: Was it right for her and her husband to remain childless?

New Review: Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven

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This metaphor-driven play explores the dynamic between America and Islam through the lens of characters with less as well as more in common than any of them may think.

New Review: The River Crosses Rivers: Series A

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While created by women playwrights of color, what's alluring about these plays isn't an obsession with ethnicity.

New Review: The Provenance of Beauty

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A trip through the South Bronx, a part of New York City audiences rarely see. Is gentrification good or not? The author's ambivalence demands that outsiders decide.

New Review: The Retributionists

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Daniel Goldfarb's play turns the tale of anti-German vengefulness in the wake of the Holocaust into a barely believable series of melodramatic occurrences.

What the National Arts Journalism Summit Is Doing Right — and...

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The organizers are on to something extraordinary. If only they weren't committing an unforced error.

London Critics: “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to...

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Can anyone imagine one of the critics organizations in New York actually doing something on behalf of critics?

New Review: Candide Americana

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Who can resist a Staten Island ferry crash, Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, white supremacists, and E. coli?
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?