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Theatre Is Easy: “The Norman Conquests”

Situational comedy doesn’t need bells and whistles. Interesting people in amusing situations can be plenty. Alan Ayckbourn’s...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Mary Stuart”

Molly Marinik finds herself pleasantly surprised by the excellence of the historical drama Mary Stuart....

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Theatre Is Easy: “Offices”

Molly Marinik reviews Offices, the new play by Ethan Coen, and finds giggles aplenty....

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Theatre Is Easy: “Next to Normal”

BOTTOM LINE: An exciting new musical with a lot to like — and, well, a lot to dislike. Aaron Tveit, Alice Ripley, and J. Robert...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Reasons to Be Pretty”

BOTTOM LINE: Bitingly funny and self-aware. Perfect entertainment, especially for members of Generations X and Y. Thomas Sadoski and Marin...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Fuerza Bruta: Look Up”

BOTTOM LINE: The most viscerally unique performance in New York right now. Unparalleled and unexpected, it’s a great way to spend an...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Billy Elliot: The Musical”

BOTTOM LINE: A spectacular dance show but an unnecessarily embellished Broadway extravaganza. Billy Elliot: The Musical opened on Broadway...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Kasper Hauser”

Preston Martin and Nicolas Greco in Kaspar Hauser BOTTOM LINE: A new musical theatre piece that’s as endearing as it is weird....

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Theatre Is Easy: “Speed-the-Plow”

BOTTOM LINE: Dare I say “the perfect Broadway play”? Sometimes an ideal Broadway cast is assembled: they command the stage with...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The American Plan”

BOTTOM LINE: You never know who you can trust in this character-driven tale of love, deceit, and getting what you want in life. There...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Pal Joey”

BOTTOM LINE: A traditional-feeling musical with incredible choreography and a kick-ass cast. It’s a first-rate production guaranteed...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The Cripple of Inishmaan”

BOTTOM LINE: Wonderful characters, witty banter, sharp writing and exceptional production value make for a fun playgoing experience. When...

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It’s the end of the theatre world as we know it…

…Or at least for a little while. Beginning January 4, Planet Earth’s economic melt-down makes its way to Broadway. And not in...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The Language of Trees”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s like watching an indie movie on a stage. The Language of Trees is a captivating story about realistic people thrown...

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Theatre Is Easy: “All My Sons”

BOTTOM LINE: Holmes, I stand corrected. Back in May, when the cast of All My Sons was announced and I learned that Katie Holmes would play...

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Theatre Is Easy: “13”

BOTTOM LINE: I would’ve really liked this musical when I was 13. 13 is one of this season’s new, big-budget Broadway musicals....

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Theatre Is Easy: “A Tale of Two Cities”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s not the best of musicals, it’s not the worst of musicals. I don’t want to compare A Tale of Two Cities...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Rent” Closes This Sunday

Rent, the most uplifting/most depressing musical of the ’90s, will close this Sunday, September 7, after more than 5,100 performances...

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Theatre Is Easy: FringeNYC 2008 Update

We’re one week in to the New York International Fringe Festival with one more week to go. With 202 plays and musicals of all...

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Theatre Is Easy: FringeNYC 2008

New shows! Cheap tickets! Genres and subjects galore! The New York International Fringe Festival might just be the best entertainment...

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Theatre Is Easy: “[title of show]”

BOTTOM LINE: Rarely do I see a show that makes me so delightfully happy I want to share it with everyone. title of show is incredibly...

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Theatre Is Easy: Best Bets, July 2008

It’s summertime in New York City and that means two things: more motivation to get off your butt and do stuff, and more house guests...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Stitching”

BOTTOM LINE: Tragedy befalls a young couple and they’re left to pick up the pieces. The story is told in nonlinear vignettes, so the...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Top Girls”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s wordy and long and the subject matter seems less than current, but the production is great, the direction is...

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Theatre Is Easy Presents the 2008 WIN A TONY Guessing Contest!

Attention, theatre buffs: the 2008 Tony Awards are Sunday, June 15, and that means it’s time to place your bets! Theatre Is Easy...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Gypsy”

The newest revival of Gypsy, starring queen diva Patti LuPone, opened in March to obnoxiously good reviews. How good, you ask? The Wall...

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Theatre Is Easy: Holmes Does Broadway

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, but some It girls should stick to acting in front of a camera. That’s not exactly how the song...

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Theatre Is Easy: The 2008 Tony Nominations

On Tuesday the American Theatre Wing announced the 2008 Tony Awards nominees. The Tonys are the highest honors given to Broadway...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The Four of Us”

BOTTOM LINE: A solid play about straight guys that both genders should find relatable and entertaining. See it now — it closes Sunday,...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Cry-Baby”

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Cry-Baby Opinions aren’t fact, but everybody has ’em, especially your trusty theatre reviewers at Theatre...