Will Keen, Billy Howle, Lesley Manville in Ghosts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger.
As Hillary Clinton declared herself a candidate for the presidency in 2016, the New York stage echoed with a witty synchronicity: Three productions that opened within a few days of her campaign launch provided arch commentary on it. In the lavish Broadway play Wolf Hall Parts One and Two, Off-Broadway’s frolicsome satire Clinton the Musical, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts,the boards resounded with the footsteps of adulterous charmers, lupine...


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