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Canceled: New York Times Theatre Critic Ben Brantley
February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
This talk will be postponed due to illness.
The Wells College departments of English, film and theatre will welcome Ben Brantley, theatre critic for the New York Times, for a discussion about his experiences reviewing the latest plays and musicals both on and off Broadway. The presentation will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. A reception will follow. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ben Brantley has been the chief theatre critic of the New York Times since 1996, filing reviews regularly from London and New York. He has reviewed many well-known productions including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” Adrienne Kennedy’s “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box,” “Hamlet” and other adaptations of Shakespeare, and Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Subjects of his profiles include the underground Belarus Free Theater in Minsk and Barbra Streisand in Malibu.
Before joining the Times, Mr. Brantley was a staff writer for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. He reviewed fashion for Women’s Wear Daily—where he was the Paris bureau chief and European editor—and movies for Elle magazine.
Brantley is the editor of two books of New York Times theater reviews, “The New York Times Book of Broadway” and “Broadway Musicals.” He earned the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism during the 1996–7 season.