Nick Payne’s “Found” Is On Its Way

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Photo by Joan Marcus At one point in Michael Longhurst’s Roundabout production of If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, the promising new play by up-and-coming British writer Nick Payne, a character’s cell phone ringtone goes off, playing Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” It’s a fitting theme for this sensitive play, whose four family members all attempt to ward off an [&hellip
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A Cry in the Stark: “Red Dog Howls” Forces Its Cast to Work Very Hard

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Photo by Joan Marcus Playwright Alexander Dinelaris apparently spent years working on Red Dog Howls, the new drama currently running at New York Theater Workshop. And his opus, which addresses the savage genocide committed in 1915 by Ottoman Turks on the Armenian population, aims for tragic heights. But the show is mostly sad because it falls short of its [&hellip
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Doug’s Fearless Emmy Predictions, Part 2

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emmys2b On Wednesday I made some fearless predictions regarding the dramatic nominees for Sunday’s Emmy telecast. The corresponding Comedy categories represent a bit more of a hollow batch, with some surprising inclusions and a few infuriating exclusions. Will the right performers and shows prevail? Read on:   Best Comedy Series: Nominees include 30 Rock, Curb Your [&hellip
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Detroit: The Discomforts of Home

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Photo by Jeremy Daniel Detroit, Lisa D’amour’s arresting play, doesn’t really take place in Michigan’s best-known city. It takes place in an unnamed suburb, in a place that can be Anywhere and Nowhere at the very same time. But D’Amour has very specific ideas about just where she wants to talk her audience in this unsettling and deceptively artful [&hellip
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Pick of the Litter: The Cutest (And Most Adoptable) Pet of the Week

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attachment Tina is one of two adorable, four-year-old Beagle/ Shih Tzu mixes (her brother Toby is also available for adoption!). Tina and Toby are very bonded to each other and would love to go home together! They are also affectionate with people: Tina likes to snuggle under your chin and Toby loves belly rubs! Tina is [&hellip
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AVENUE at the Armory: AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design kicks off the fall fair season

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01_NYPSliderMon AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory Show kicks off the fall fair season in high style, with over 60 exhibitors specializing in high quality art, antiques and jewelry. Known as the fun, shopable show, Antiques, Art & Design offers a wide array of high quality items spanning many eras and interests including: Furniture [&hellip
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Book Review: “Those We Love Most” by NYTimes Bestselling Author Lee Woodruff

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those we love most Lee Woodruff writes like she speaks. Softly and eloquently, but with pointed urgency that comes out in all the right places, soothed over by humorous anecdotes that we all can relate to. She also has a way of being able to skillfully drift between the past and the present, showing us everything that leads up [&hellip
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