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Three on the Aisle: Not Throwing Away Their Aughts

The critics look back on a decade of change in the American theatre, and discuss ‘Greater Clements,’ ‘Sing Street,’ and the ‘My Fair Lady’ tour.

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

Today the critics are doing a decade roundup, but not a “top 10” or “best of” list—we figure you’ve seen enough of those already! Instead they talk about some notable trends that have shaped the American theatre in the last 10 years, including the rise of Black playwrights and female directors, and the persistent lack of comedies onstage.

They close out, as always, with a discussion of recent plays. This week that list includes Greater Clements on Broadway, Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, and the launch of the national tour of My Fair Lady at the Kennedy Center.

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