'The Present': Early Chekhov, all there and finely done

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Forget the samovar. This is a vodka party, not a tea party, unused as we may be to Chekhov’s characters getting drunk and dancing on... Read more

'Prudencia Hart': A wee dram of scotch, and a healthy draft of verbal fun

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It begins, as all good pub shows should, with a wee dram of Scotch (what else for this very Scottish play, where the accents are even tastier... Read more

Chaos comes again in 'Othello' at New York Theatre Workshop

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It is director Sam Gold’s magic: humanize the great, the iconic, the tiptoed-around. This is not the impulse to high concept, to replay... Read more

'Dear Evan Hansen': Thrillingly right, heartrending

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Philadelphia-born Benj Pasek, who co-wrote with Justin Paul the music and lyrics for this brilliant hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen, was a student... Read more

New York Review: OTHELLO: THE REMIX

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When I, in my vast antiquity and old-schoolmarmishness, find a hip-hop show in New York insufficiently cool, well, you gotta wonder. Othello:... Read more

Review: AN ILIAD

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By Toby Zinman For the Inquirer In An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare at Lantern Theater, a weary man carrying an old... Read more

New York Review: SWEAT

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By Toby Zinman For the Inquirer “Nostalgia’s a disease.” Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s strong new play about work and the... Read more

New York Review: SPAMILTON

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By Toby Zinman For the Inquirer Spamilton is a joyous parody, in love with what it mocks, and it is a very funny show. The musical theater... Read more