Review: The play ‘Pocatello’ serves up family dysfunction

In this image released by The Publicity Office, T.R. Knight appears in a scene from Samuel D. Hunter’s new play, "Pocatello," in New York. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Jeremy Daniel)

NEW YORK (AP) — The loss of individuality in small-town America takes a beating in “Pocatello,” a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose dark comedy “The Whale” was well-received off-Broadway in 2012. The death of local culture and small family businesses by relentlessly advancing big-box franchises is the villain in Hunter’s quirky, sometimes bleak new work.

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Review: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ sparkles

In this image released by The O+M Company shows Jonny Donahoe in a scene from “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York.  (AP Photo/O+M Co; Matthew Murphy)

NEW YORK (AP) — The thing about one-person shows is, you usually have to like the actor as well as the character they’re portraying.

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Review: A charming ‘Soul Doctor’ returns to NY

In this photo released by Richard Kornberg & Associates, Josh Nelson, left, and Dan’yelle Williamson appear in a scene from “Soul Doctor”, at the Actors Temple Theatre in New York.  (AP Photo/Kornberg & Associates, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t have to be Jewish to love Shlomo — but it helps.

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