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Essential Arts: The Divine Miss M, an Ibsen sequel, everything Icelandic and charging bulls

Essential Arts: The Divine Miss M, an Ibsen sequel, everything Icelandic and charging bulls

We’ve got Dolly. We’ve got groundhogs. And we’ve got Icelandic music and prickly architects. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most necessary culture stories:

Hello, Bette!

Times theater critic Charles McNulty says he wasn’t exactly “champing at the bit” for another “Hello, Dolly!” revival. But he says the new Broadway production, directed by Jerry Zaks and starring Bette Midler, “operates under the principle that golden age musicals should keep intensifying the pleasure of the audience until a...

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