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‘Babette’ off-Broadway

Theater | Babette’s Feast brings refreshing subject matter to New York’s theater district, but the play’s ingredients need a tweak
by Emily Belz
Posted 4/19/18, 09:22 am

Readers may know Babette’s Feast from the original short story by Isak Dinesen or the acclaimed 1987 film adaptation. Now that story is playing in an open-ended run off-Broadway, in a gorgeous old church in New York’s theater district.

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Under the bright lights

Theater | A Broadway mashup experience, from SpongeBob to Babette
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/28/18, 03:28 pm

A New York moment: 

In recent days I’ve had two wildly divergent theater experiences: one, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, and two, Babette’s Feast, which just opened off-Broadway. It seems wrong to even put those productions in the same sentence, but they’re playing in the same neighborhood.

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Tony Awards hand out top Broadway honors

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/12/17, 08:48 am

Broadway bestowed its top accolades last night during the Tony Awards. Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about a 17-year-old who invents a friendship with a classmate who commits suicide, won the night’s top honors, winning best new musical and earning leading man Ben Platt the best actor award. Oslo, a show about the 1993 meetings between Israelis and Palestinians, won best new play of the season (see Emily Belz’s WORLD Magazine review of Oslo).

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