Matt Wolf

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Review: 'Ashes to Ashes'

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Do you feel you're being hypnotized?" Devlin (Stephen Rea) asks Rebecca (Lindsay Duncan) early in Harold Pinter's hourlong "Ashes to Ashes," which inaugurates the Royal Court's new second stage on…

Review: 'Swan Lake'

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If a moribund West End is looking for someone to shake it to life, it could do worse than turn to Matthew Bourne, the director-choreographer whose thrilling Adventures in Motion Pictures production…

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Review: 'Blinded by the Sun'

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If a playwright can't justify his characters' actions, how can he expect the same from an audience? That is one of the many questions prompted by "Blinded by the Sun," the second play from Stephen…

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Review: 'Kiss the Sky'

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A Bush Theater production of a musical in two acts by Jim Cartwright. Directed by Mike Bradwell, musical arrangements and direction by Neil McArthur. Sets, Geoff Rose; costumes, Rose, Rachel Turner…

Review: 'Translations'

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The particular beauty of Brian Friel's "Translations" can be difficult to translate to an audience, as the Abbey Theater's current revival makes clear. (A separate production flopped on Broadway two…

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Review: 'Voyeurz'

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Musical numbers: "Intro/Dreamtime," "Come to Me/Sin," "Reflections," "Sex on a Train," "Out in Style," "The Hole," "Xtropia," "The Hole (Continued)," "Swing, " "Kinda Slow Now," "Insatiable," "Go for…

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Review: 'The Memory of Water'

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Three sisters converge for their mother's funeral in "The Memory of Water," a first play from Shelagh Stephenson that evokes numerous memories, not all of them helpful. This is the sort of play you…

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Review: 'War and Peace'

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Leo Tolstoy's 1868-69 "War and Peace" includes heroism among its many topics, and there can hardly be a more heroic -- some would say foolhardy -- gesture than adapting this novel for the stage. The…

Review: 'Martin Guerre'

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There's not a helicopter or a barricade to be seen in "Martin Guerre," the new Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schonberg musical that takes as its source the same 16 th-century French story to have…

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