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  • n. Plural form of playgoer.


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  • In 1896, she told the New York Mirror, “So long as the public approve [the play], I should be satisfied, for, after all, the esteem and approval of the playgoers is the thing that we seek to gain.”

    Martha Morton.

  • Mr. Lugosi's subsequent career needs no recounting here, and Mr. Langella's urbanely sensuous performance, which was documented in John Badham's pretty good 1979 film version, is also vividly remembered by playgoers of a certain age.

    The Kids Are All Wrong

  • The problem isn't that "amateurs" are doing the reviewing: the opinions of regular old readers or playgoers or whoever can be just as valuable, and usually more passionate and interesting, than those of the jaded professionals.

    Ben H. Winters: Why I Give Everything Five Stars

  • Singularly original projects and artists can of course evolve in almost any climate -- the subject, in fact, of "The Pitmen Painters" -- but something special is afoot in places like Cornwall and American cities such as Chicago, where dramatists and directors are figuring out with increasing frequency how to make theater in their own back yards that speaks to large groups of playgoers elsewhere.

    Broadway's fine British imports: 'Brief Encounter,' 'Pitmen Painters'

  • After the debacle of the giggling playgoers -- "It's like you want to hand over your Equity card," she says -- she recalls Jacobi's consoling words.

    Amy Ryan: A journeyman's actress co-stars in 'Jack Goes Boating'

  • In the 1970s American playgoers rushed to embrace Jason Miller's "That Championship Season" as a masterpiece of hard-hitting truth-telling.

    Men Dating Themselves

  • But now that the "swinging '60s" have themselves passed into history, it's possible once again for English playgoers to unapologetically savor his sharp wit and elegant craftsmanship.

    Terence Rattigan, Forgotten Centenarian

  • But in a country where, as George Balanchine once quipped, "if you are awake it is already vulgar," his preoccupation with the primness of the English middle classes struck an equally resonant chord in the shuttered hearts of countless straight playgoers.

    Terence Rattigan, Forgotten Centenarian

  • Mr. Page is a classical actor of high distinction whom New York playgoers will remember as the mercurial Henry VIII of the Roundabout Theatre Company's marvelous 2008 revival of "A Man for All Seasons."

    Spidey's Green Glimmer of Hope

  • In this country, Brian Friel's name is known only to frequent playgoers, and those who don't follow theater closely will likely be unaware that he is one of the world's foremost living writers.

    The Not-So-Small World of Brian Friel


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