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Tony Awards nominate Kelsey Grammar, Viola Davis

By Roger Friedman Rhoda Morgenstern has finally gotten her great citation. Valerie Harper, very deservedly, has been nominated for a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play, in “Looped.” It’s a nice vindication. She won’t win; that distinction will go to Viola Davis, in “Fences.” But still: Harper is[...]

Can “The Addams Family” overcome the critics?

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN It was a long time coming, but “The Addams Family” opened last night on Broadway. The reviews are scathing, and the question is: Can a show with millions in pre-sales overcome the critics? “The Addams Family” took in nearly $1.4 million last week in previews. It was[...]