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Three on the Aisle: Nobody Is Ever Pleased With the Tony Nominations

The critics discuss the surprises and snubs of the Tony nominations, plus how to present problematic classics.

Twice a month, critics Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York TimesThe Village Voice, and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of The Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.

The Tony nominations are out and the critics have some opinions. They talk about shows some of them think didn’t deserve nominations (Hadestown) and about the snubs (Glenda Jackson). Then they dive into their ever-growing mailbag to discuss listener questions, including how to present problematic classics and some pro tips for ticket buying.

Finally, they go around the table to talk about the concert performance of The Who’s Tommy at the Kennedy Center, Ink by James Graham on Broadway, and All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Roundabout.

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