Tag: Slave Play (Play)

Best Theater of 2019

Ben Brantley Look, or Look Away Escape or confront? In a year when news of an angry, snarling nation seemed way too much with us, 24 hours a day, the New York theater served up both forget-your-troubles fantasies and magnifying mirrors to a world seriously out of joint. It was possible for Broadway theatergoers to […]

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The Thrilling Shock of ‘Queen & Slim’

I left a recent matinee of “Queen & Slim,” the mesmerizing new outlaw romance directed by Melina Matsoukas, astonished on two levels. The film itself kept me rapt; I cried through the end and left the theater with the dazed, disoriented feeling you get when a movie makes you momentarily forget everything else in your […]

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Secret From ‘Slave Play’ Creator: Surprise Show in Brooklyn

Jeremy O. Harris, the provocative playwright behind Broadway’s “Slave Play,” has been keeping a secret. While adjusting to the spotlight that comes with a much-talked-about Broadway debut — he has recently been a guest on “Morning Joe” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” — he has also been using a pseudonym to develop an even […]

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What It’s Like to See ‘Slave Play’ as a Black Person

One evening last month, the John Golden Theatre in Times Square — once the Broadway home for “Avenue Q” and, more recently, “A Doll’s House Part 2” — looked as though it had been transformed into Harlem’s Magic Johnson Theater. Or that’s the way at least one attendee described it, observing the near-full house made […]

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Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It?

Joshua Henry, the star of a new Off Broadway musical called “The Wrong Man,” had tried repeatedly to signal his disapproval to the man in the onstage seating who was using his smartphone to capture his performance, but he wasn’t getting through. By the third song, Mr. Henry had had enough. So he reached into […]

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Jennifer Aniston, Joaquin Phoenix and ‘Slave Play’: Take a Dip Into Our Fall Preview

Fall is almost here, and it’s sweeping in with a bounty of film releases, Broadway debuts and gallery exhibitions. The New York Times is your guide to the feast; here are some of our favorite articles from the Arts & Leisure New Season issue. ImageTurner relishes her retirement. “I was just tired of singing and […]

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Is Broadway Ready for ‘Slave Play’?

The first day of rehearsal on Broadway usually goes like this: Circle up. Make introductions. Offer thanks, express optimism, maybe crack a joke. Clear the room of onlookers, and off you go. But Robert O’Hara had a more pointed agenda in mind when he found himself in a ring of 75 actors and designers and […]

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