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Better Believe in Bette

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
She had never really conquered Broadway — that is until she opened in “Hello Dolly” last week and registered a seismic conquest as only she can. Yes, Bette Midler has redefined Broadway Musical Star and embedded in that definition the words “71 years old.”
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General Medical · Theater

Theater Review: Eve Ensler’s ‘In the Body of the World’ — When the V-Word Meets the C-Word

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

While she was working tirelessly to open a sanctuary for Congolese rape victims, Eve Ensler was diagnosed with stage 3-4 uterine cancer. Thus began a journey that included self-recrimination (Did she ignore warning signs? Did she somehow poison her body through choices she made or didn’t make?), navigation through our country’s medical machine, making peace with her own family and history, and eventually finding a new way to connect to her body and to the world.

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Theater

Theatre Preview: James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ Comes to Life Next Winter

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

In a world premiere eight-week run from mid-November until early-January, a limited number of audience members will have the opportunity not just to watch “The Dead,” but to attend the story’s party themselves. The production will be set in a gracious turn of the century mansion on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, the home of the American Irish Historical Society.

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Theater

‘Allegiance,’ Rarely-Told History Repeats Itself on Broadway

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Along with the wonderful acting and singing, the staging of 'Allegiance' is particularly clever. Rough wood has been fashioned into sliding Japanese screens, effectively conveying the elegance of the family’s past with the austerity of their present. Projections are used at various points to add to the story and are especially effective when the characters learn of Hiroshima.

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Arts & Culture · Theater

The New Musical ‘Waitress’— A Bittersweet Slice of Heaven

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

"Waitress" was (and is) a wonderful little movie. “Little” in the sense of quiet and intimate, no huge stars, no special effects. It is bittersweet (especially when you think about Shelly’s untimely death), yet it remains a celebration of motherhood and sisterhood, of staying true to yourself or finding yourself again if you’ve lost your way.

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