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The HiT List: Hollywood’s Terror Response
3 years ago

The HiT List: Hollywood’s Terror Response

The show’s planned musical number during Sunday night’s Tony Awards presentation went off as planned. Only for this special appearance the actors ditched the muskets typically brandished on stage.

It …
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‘Porn Rock’ Packed with Laughs, Lessons
3 years ago

‘Porn Rock’ Packed with Laughs, Lessons

“Porn Rock: An Unintentional Comedy,” premiering June 5 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, revisits one of pop culture’s silliest spectacles. Remember how Tipper Gore and co. demanded warning labels on …
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‘All the Way’ Goes All In on LBJ’s Legacy
3 years ago

‘All the Way’ Goes All In on LBJ’s Legacy

The man who became the nation’s 36th president following John F. Kennedy’s assassination swore like the proverbial sailor. He used racial epithets we now condemn in no uncertain terms. He …
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‘The Nest’ Walks Ideological Tightrope Sans Net
3 years ago

‘The Nest’ Walks Ideological Tightrope Sans Net

Audiences shouldn’t fear a talking point bombardment. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s play, enjoying its world premiere at Denver’s The Space Theatre through Feb. 21, avoids cable news shoutfests. Its story hangs on …
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Can Laughter Strike a Blow Against Radical Islam?
3 years ago

Can Laughter Strike a Blow Against Radical Islam?

The 2014 play follows some bumbling radicals out to commit terror. Saïdi tells NPR people warned him against producing the play given its incendiary topic. Journalists refused to promote “Djihad” via traditional Q&A …
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‘Misery’s’ Willis Delivers in Broadway Bow
4 years ago

‘Misery’s’ Willis Delivers in Broadway Bow

Despite the lukewarm greeting, Willis and company pumped some box office juice into New York’s theatrical scene. Perhaps audiences are a little more receptive to the star’s horror-centric choice than …
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HiT Play Review: DCPA’s ‘One Night in Miami…’
4 years ago

HiT Play Review: DCPA’s ‘One Night in Miami…’

Lean too heavily on fiction, and you’re bound to upset purists while opening oneself up to charges of wishful thinking. Tell a mostly true tale, and audiences may walk away …
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Arena Stage Brings Antonin Scalia to Life in ‘The Originalist’
4 years ago

Arena Stage Brings Antonin Scalia to Life in ‘The Originalist’

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“The Originalist,” starring Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero as Supreme Court Justice Scalia, will make its world premiere March 6 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.


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