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New Review: Remission

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An inventive if overlong take on schizophrenia told by a schizophrenic as if experiencing connected schizophrenic episodes.

On the Paradoxical, Enigmatic, Exhausted Alexis Soloski

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If a critic has been unable to find much to one's liking in 2,000 shows, is it time to do something else?

Critics Chair Tells Tony Awards: “Don’t Be Stupid!” They Reply: “Nyeh,...

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Broadway and critics should make common cause for their art. Haven't the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League always supported that ideal?

Adam Feldman’s Fantastick Hissy

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Producers must be called out for engaging in advertising practices that are unethical at best, deceptive advertising at worst.

New Review: Wildflower

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It's challenging to identify true beauty among so many weeds.

The Tony Fallout Continues: the Times Lures Average Joes into the...

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As one commenter writes about the Tonys, "The ratings aren't even equal to the number of people who attend Broadway each year."

New Review: The Boychick Affair

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There are leggy hip-hop dancers swiveling their hips by the bima, and enough rap to make the Torah sound gangsta.

First-Night Critics Lose Tony-Voting Privileges. Producers Salivate and Sigh.

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And then there's the Broadway producer who said the New York Times' theater criticism suffers because Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood are "gay white men."

On the Dangers of Extremism — In Theater Criticism

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As if Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Unity Temple in 1904 and returned in 1954 to add a new wing?

I Am Critic, Hear Me Roar, My Brain Is Too Big...

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While the critic does get to say, crudely speaking, "this is good, this is bad," it is unquestionably the critic's responsibility to explain why.

The End of Criticism?

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After weeks and weeks, I'm trying to catch up again on interesting stories that catch my eye. From the Guardian issue of July 13,...

On the Truthiness of the Drama Desk and Certain Individuals

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No doubt many of you arose this morning and rushed like mad, mad fiends to your computer to read what Michael Riedel had to...

Theatre Critic Richard Zoglin is Not — We Repeat, Not —...

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He comes out about this, if you will, in his review of The Little Mermaid in Time. Frankly, it is quite possibly the strangest example...

The Casual Casuistry of George Hunka (Updated)

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(NOTE I: There were some horrid typos and grammatical mistakes and just plain sloppiness in the original version of this post, so I have...

Jon Robin Baitz — “JRB” — Responds

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What Mr. Baitz is doing home on a Saturday night, I don't know. Me, I'm getting over a cold and waiting for Ken to...

“Where Do We Live,” Hunka Essay, Considered

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Man your battle stations. I just read George Hunka's "Where Do We Live" essay and I have a few things I'd like to say...

Another Problem with Theatre Criticism II

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Martin Denton has a great post today on the reasons why theatre critics do what they do. While we're friends and colleagues, Martin wouldn't...

Another Problem with Theatre Criticism

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Another problem with theatre criticism, it seems to me, can be neatly encapsulated by an examination of Adam Feldman's review of A Bronx Tale....

Is a Trap Being Sprung on Spring Awakening?

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Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Superfluities and Critics

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Terrific post on Superfluities, George Hunka's blog of which so much seems to be spoken and written every time I turn around. As I've...
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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?