Charles McNulty Theater Critic
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Charles McNulty is the theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. He received his doctorate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from the Yale School of Drama. McNulty has taught at Yale, the New School, New York University, the City University of New York Graduate Center, UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts.

94 Articles
1 day ago
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Best theater of 2022: So many L.A. bright spots in a challenging year

Theater critic Charles McNulty runs through his 2022 high points, including 'The Inheritance,' 'Slave Play' and, yes,...

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3 days ago
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Lynn Nottage on 'MJ' and 'sustaining the complexity' in her dramatic works

With an opera, a jukebox musical and a Broadway comedy running simultaneously this year, the Pulitzer Prize-winning p...

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8 days ago
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Tom Stoppard's Jewish roots: Carey Perloff on Broadway's acclaimed play of the season

Ex-leader of A.C.T. talks about “Leopoldstadt" and the remarkable admission Stoppard makes about his relationship (or...

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17 days ago
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Review: Mentalist Vinny DePonto plays benevolent mind games at the Geffen Playhouse

Created and performed by theater artist and mentalist Vinny DePonto, 'Mindplay' probes the unreliable narrators of ou...

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about 1 month ago
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Review: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' arrives at the Hollywood Pantages with troubling timeliness

Aaron Sorkin's hit Broadway stage adaptation of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' shapes the classic 1960 novel fo...

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about 1 month ago
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Commentary: Redemption, writ large, in L.A. Opera's divine 'Omar'

'Omar,' the new opera by singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens and film composer Michael Abels, gets its West Coast prem...

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about 2 months ago
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Review: Samuel L. Jackson stars in a not-always in-tune Broadway revival of 'The Piano Lesson'

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Piano Lesson' stars Samuel L. Jackson, Dani...

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about 2 months ago
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Appreciation: Angela Lansbury, an instantly recognizable and readily transformable talent

Angela Lansbury, the star of stage and screen who died on Tuesday, put her talents at the service of story.

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about 2 months ago
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Review: How the Black experience renews 'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway

Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke bring a seismic shift to the new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a S...

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3 months ago
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Review: A striking revival of 'Ghosts' at the Odyssey suffers from lack of ensemble cohesion

Bart DeLorenzo directs a revival of 'Ghosts,' Henrik Ibsen's 1881 masterpiece about family secrets that refuse to sta...

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3 months ago
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Review: Deaf West confronts passion of 'Oedipus' at the Getty Villa in expressive new version

Sophocles' masterpiece has been reimagined in an adventurous production in American Sign Language and spoken English.

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3 months ago
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21 things our arts critics can't wait to do, see and listen to this fall in California

Twenty-one art shows, theatrical productions, classical concerts and operatic works our arts critics are looking ahea...

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