Tag: Theater

Mission Impawsible: How Much ‘Cats’ Can a Person Take?

BOSTON — “I wanted to go because I have a cat,” Jack Maloney, 9, said, gnawing a sour gummy. Last Saturday, Maloney sat between his parents at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, just before a matinee performance of “Cats,” the unlikely Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that made a scratching post of Broadway throughout […]

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A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing.

The Public Theater, one of the nation’s biggest and most influential nonprofit theaters, has abruptly shortened the run of a climate change activist’s provocative one-man show, saying the creator, Josh Fox, had violated the theater’s code of conduct. Fox, a film and theater artist best known for his Oscar-nominated anti-fracking documentary “Gasland,” announced the cancellation […]

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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back

LOS ANGELES — What stage actor wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Hamlet? Ruth Negga, for one. When she was offered the role at Dublin’s Gate Theater in 2018, her first impulse was to say thanks, but no. Too tough, too daunting, “too much,” she said. In 2010, Negga had tackled Ophelia at the […]

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‘Lucy Barton’ Review: Laura Linney Finds Her Perfect Match

The title character of “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” Rona Munro’s crystalline stage adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 novel, is hardly a woman of mystery. On the contrary, as embodied with middle-American forthrightness by a perfectly cast Laura Linney, in the production that opened Wednesday at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Lucy may be the […]

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