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Ben Brantley

Last week, the New York Times laid off its second-string full-time theatre critic, Charles Isherwood, who, since 2004, has covered the theatrical beat alongside...

There’s always been a lot of noise and offstage chatter in the theatre world, possibly more than ever now in the internet age where...

Critics are routinely accused of closing shows, but an overwhelmingly negative response from them usually only confirms the truth: that a show is not...

I'm in Provincetown at the extreme tip of Cape Cod this week and next on holiday, and even here I can't seem to get...

Lightning, in the theatre as in life, rarely strikes twice. But it doesn't stop people from trying. In 2001, director/choreographer Susan Stroman had a...

"To call this production eagerly awaited would be an understatement," wrote Michael Billington yesterday in his Guardian review of Nick Hytner's new production of...

The changing role of criticism in the internet age is being much discussed, not least in this column. And two events this week –...

As critics who give criticism, we have to learn to take it, too; not just in the comments section to places like this blog,...
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