Charles Isherwood

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Charles Isherwood (born 1964/65) [1] is an American theater critic.



Isherwood obtained his degree from Stanford University.[ citation needed ]

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Isherwood wrote for Back Stage West in Los Angeles. In 1993, he joined the staff of Variety , where he was promoted to the position of chief theatre critic in 1998. [1]

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In 2004, Isherwood was hired by the New York Times . He was fired by the paper in 2017, reportedly following public disputes with colleagues and correspondence with theatre producers that were classified as "unethical." [2] In March 2017, Isherwood was hired as a contributor for the website Broadway News. [3]

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  1. 1 2 "Charles Isherwood Named Variety's Chief Theatre Critic". Playbill . June 29, 1998. Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  2. Kachka, Boris (February 22, 2017). "Why Was Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?". .
  3. Gerard, Jeremy (March 27, 2017). "Broadway Interest Piqued As Former NY Times Drama Critic Charles Isherwood Heads To Web". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved August 26, 2018.
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