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Three on the Aisle: We’re Still Here

After a hiatus, the critics return with a look back at a tumultuous year and a look ahead to reopening on Broadway and beyond.

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

After a few months off, the critics are back! We talk about the reopening of live theatre, discuss which plays are coming back (and which not), and make predictions about what Broadway audiences will look like and expect. Other talking points: the Pulitzer for Drama, collaborations among regional companies last year, and the lasting impact of digital theatre.

We wrap up with a discussion of critics’ picks, including Torrey Townsend’s Off Broadway, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Girl Next Door at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in England, and a night of music by the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir on Manhattan’s new Little Island.

The full episode can be downloaded here.

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Three on the Aisle is produced by Erica Huang (she/her).

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