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‘At Home at the Zoo’ review: Edward Albee on marriage and mayhem

It doesn’t take much to reveal people’s animal side and lack of humanity — a bit of conversation will do. As proof, there’s Signature’s topflight take on “Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo,” a pairing of one-acts that combines ...

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‘Kings’ review: Sarah Burgess takes on politics at the Public

Four good actors sink their teeth into juicy roles in Sarah Burgess’ “Kings,” a smart but familiar story about the unappetizing impact of money on politics. But for all of the actors’ fine efforts at the Public Theater, where the ...

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‘Hey, Look Me Over!’ review: Encores! opens 25th season

A quarter-of-a-century mark is traditionally feted with silver. The powers that be at New York City Center Encores! seem to have read that as … sliver. “Hey, Look Me Over!,” which opens the 25th Encores! season and runs through Sunday, ...

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'Peter Rabbit' review: packs gorgeous animation, violent mayhem

“Peter Rabbit,” the latest kid-lit favorite to leap to the big screen, is a mixed bag. The animation technology is top-notch, but the gentle spirit of Beatrix Potter’s books is subsumed into a chaotic, violent mayhem, manically set to a ...

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Street Fighter V is the one we've been waiting for: review

Two years later, we finally have the Street Fighter V we always wanted. When Street Fighter V arrived back in 2016, it was almost universally panned. It was the guts of a brilliant video game without a body, core fighting ...

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‘Hangmen’ review: Martin McDonagh’s play opens at the Atlantic

Martin McDonagh is famous for writing stories gorged with gallows humor and violence. So he’s in comfort zone with his thoroughly entertaining but not completely airtight “Hangmen.” Combined with his Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the sold-out play at ...

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‘In the Body of the World’ review: Eve Ensler’s solo howl

Author and activist Eve Ensler doesn’t tiptoe around a topic. She doesn’t mince words. That unblinking, even brutal, bluntness is a strength in her solo play “In the Body of the World,” at Manhattan Theatre Club and based on her ...

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‘Cardinal’ review: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally play doesn’t fly

Painting the town red is slang for celebrating in style, but the phrase takes on a decidedly literal meaning in “Cardinal,” a farfetched and muddled play at Second Stage offering little reason to celebrate. Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” “You Can’t Take ...

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‘Party Face’ review: Hayley Mills leads Off-Broadway comedy

“Party Face” follows five women gathered for a night of laughs, liquor and snacks who end up talking nearly nonstop about the men in — and out of — their lives. As a Bechdel test case, it comes up short. ...

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‘The English Wife’ review: Gilded Age marriage drama, mystery

It’s 1899 in New York, and the scion of an Old Money family and his English wife are opening their extravagant new home for a ball. In the midst of the festivities, tragedy strikes the seemingly happy couple. Bayard Van ...

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