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If Stalin Had a Least-Favorite Musical, Would This Be It?

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"The Glorious Death of Comrade What's-His-Name" is based on a 1928 play, "The Suicide," by Nikolai Erdman, who was later exiled to Siberia.

Weighty Matters, Light Verse: John Lithgow Inks ‘Dumpty’

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One day, reaching for this book will be a good way to revisit the escapades of the Trump presidency -- and to be glad that they're over.

How Soundpainting Came to ‘PoP Up’ in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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"If we can inspire a sense of connection, wonder and whimsy in a fractured world, then I think we have done our job."

How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical

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Composer Michael Kooman and book writer/lyricist Christopher Dimond celebrate their "average" world-premiere CD.

Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score?

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The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless...

Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates

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Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative?

Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand

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Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star."

How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’

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An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know.

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister

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How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists.

Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’

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An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds.

Being and Becoming: Black, Gay, Creative — and Politically Engaged

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How I elevated my social and political voice through voice training.

Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock

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Dance "from character and situation and circumstance and plot and theme."

‘Chick Flick: The Musical’ Should Be Your Quick Pick

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We should all celebrate voices -- even those not necessarily our own.

‘Transit’ Strike: An Interview with Franz Rogowski

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The 33-year-old German actor is about to take the movie world by storm.

In ‘Lab’ Strike Against B’way, Is Actors’ Equity Overreaching?

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Writers disrespected...non-union actors bullied...Broadway pros offer a sharp critique.

Big, Black and On Broadway

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But "King Kong," the musical, doesn't quite confront its disturbing history as a metaphor for racism.

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

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"Hurricane," "Forever Young," “Like a Rolling Stone” -- but not always where you'd expect them.

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

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Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But it can strike near enough.

Oh, My “D-Illyria” For Shaina Taub’s First-Rate ‘Twelfth Night’

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The rain fell steadily, once stopping the show for maybe 15 minutes. I refused to budge.

On a Clear Day, You Can See Stephen Bogardus Forever

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The original #MeToo musical offers memorable acting by enduring stage talents.
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Is 2020 Another 1968 — or Civil War?

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A Minneapolis cop knelt on the neck of George Floyd neck for eight minutes and 26 seconds. Now Coward Donald, hiding in his bunker, calls for oppression.