Subpar Theatre(s)

At the beginning of this season, I didn’t mind the fact that two shows I probably wouldn’t consider my cups-of-tea — Jimmy Buffet’s jukebox Escape to Margaritaville, and the two-part, interminably-excessive Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — were planning to occupy my two least favorite theatres on Broadway: respectively, the Marquis and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts-turned-Hilton-turned-Foxwoods-turned-Lyric (for now).

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New Group in the Square

In an age dominated by nonprofit theatre companies taking over Broadway houses —from Roundabout’s conquest of the Sondheim to Second Stage’s brand-spanking-new ownership of the Helen Hayes — the New Group should move into the Circle in the Square (once its current tenant, Once on this Island, closes).

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