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Elizabeth McGovern heads ‘Time and the Conways’ — theater review

Emmy nominee Elizabeth McGovern makes an assured return to Broadway as a lousy British mother in J.B. Priestley’s family drama “Time and the Conways.” Toodleoo, “Downton Abbey.” And while McGovern heads the Roundabout revival, the brightest star — if not ...

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‘The Honeymooners’ musical not quite the greatest: theater review

Anyone with a passing knowledge of — or interest in — Jackie Gleason’s much-loved 1950s sitcom “The Honeymooners” knows that one of its catchphrases is “Baby, you’re the greatest.” The new musical based on the short-lived (just 39 episodes) but ...

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‘As You Like It’ with Ellen Burstyn — theater review

Between life-or-death exiles and jumbled romances, “As You Like It” is built to spark a gamut of emotions. Alas, the Classic Stage Company’s revival of Shakespeare’s rom-com fires so few of them. Even with Ellen Burstyn, the award-winning star, who ...

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ with muscle, not menace — theater review

You won’t find a fitter, tighter, more fat-free group of actors than the one in Off-Broadway’s jacked-up “A Clockwork Orange.” Too bad this striking and elaborately choreographed show’s grip isn’t half as taut. For all of the in-your-face six-packs, the ...

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Carrie Coon shines in ‘Mary Jane’ — theater review

A single mother cares for her chronically sick child. That’s a thumbnail sketch of Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane” — and it sounds like a movie, likely on Lifetime, you’ve already seen. You haven’t. One of the triumphs of this clear-eyed, ...

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‘Charm’ shines light on LGBT lives: theater review

Off-Broadway’s messy but moving “Charm” often summons “To Sir, With Love,” the Sidney Poitier movie about a transformative teacher. Except the setting of the play isn’t a school in hardscrabble East London. It’s an LGBT center in contemporary Chicago. That’s ...

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Bruno Mars filming TV special at Apollo Theater

Bruno Mars has taken his Uptown Funk to the Apollo Theater. The “24K Magic” singer is filming a TV special in Harlem Sunday, according to Us Weekly. “He will shoot the show two times in front of two different audiences,” ...

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'A Parallelogram' by Bruce Norris at Second Stage: theater review

If you knew in advance what was going to happen in your life and couldn’t change it, would you still want to go on? That’s the $ 64,000 question posed by an addled young women early on in the play, ...

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Trump-inspired ‘Building the Wall’ — theater review

A “what if” scenario can lead a writer anywhere. Robert Schenkkan goes to the near-future to imagine horrifying aftershocks of Donald Trump’s presidency in the cautionary two-hander “Building the Wall,” at New World Stages. It’s 2019. In a ...

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‘The Price’ with Mark Ruffalo is not all right: theater review

If you squint real hard you might see a slight physical resemblance between Mark Ruffalo and Tony Shalhoub as they play siblings in “The Price.” The thick hair, dusted with gray. The shape of their faces. The builds. Then again, ...

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