BIRDS OF A FEATHER

“King Lear.” “A Trip to Bountiful.” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” These are plays you don’t do unless you have your leads locked in. So, for her “Cuckoo,” the Alliance Theatre’s Susan V. Booth locked in Neal A. Ghant and Tess Malis Kincaid and surrounded them with many of the city’s best character actors.

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Can you 'Ka-nuffle'?

Mo Willems has “more fun seeing the world than anybody else,” says the Alliance Theatre’s Rosemary Newcott, who’s directing his “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical.” “He is one of those people who really lives his art.”

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NOTHING’S SACRED

“The Book of Mormon” is by no means the kind of mainstream musical guaranteed to please all audiences. Its creators built their reputations on irreverent, envelope-pushing satire. Just ask Samantha Marie Ware (Nabulungi), who shares what happened when her grandmother saw the show.

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