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American Utopia review: David Byrne starts making sense

The country is far from perfect, a Broadway audience will not chant the names of black Americans killed by police. The singer presses on More than a concert and less than a musical, a one-man show with a full backing band, American Utopia brings recent solo album, also called American Utopia, a back-up singer (Chris Giarmo) enters, then another (Tendayi Kuumba), a bassist (Bobby Wooten III, a pocket sun) follows, a guitarist (Angie Swan, sharkskin cool), percussionists and soon the stage is thronged with bodies, all in gray suits, all…

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Hillary and Clinton review Laurie Metcalf on winning form in solid drama

The Tony award winner dominates as the politician in a 2008-set work of speculative stage drama with John Lithgow as her supportive husband Remember when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire? This isnt revisionist history. She lost the state to Bernie Sanders in 2016. But in 2008, after an embarrassing finish in Iowa, she beat out Barack Obama. Suddenly, her campaign had momentum. For a while anyway. Lucas Hnaths play, Hillary and Clinton, slight and not especially timely, returns HRC to that contest, nearly a decade before…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Hamilton again

Image: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his iconic role. In 2019, Miranda will return to the award-winning musical in the title role when it opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to Playbill.  Miranda is loud and proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, and of the diverse, color-blind Hamilton cast as it reflects his American upbringing. His last performance as Alexander Hamilton was in July 2016. SEE ALSO: Puerto Rico still doesn’t have clean, safe water. Here’s how you can help. “Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is…

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2017 Tony awards winners: full list

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 led the way with 12 nominations, but it was Dear Evan Hansens night here is our complete list of winners Best musical Dear Evan HansenNatasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Best revival of a musical Hello, Dolly!Miss Saigon Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical Christian Borle, FalsettosWar PaintPatti LuPone, War PaintWINNER: A Dolls House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath Sweat by Lynn Nottage Best choreography WINNER: Andy Blankenbuehler, BandstandPeter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog…

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