Archives for December 22, 2015

The Top 10 Realest Theater Awards You Won’t See at the Helen Hayes

1.  Most Emotionally Devastating Deaths by Inanimate Objects in A Play – Famous Puppet Death Scenes – Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Feel free to kick yourself if you missed this horrifyingly hilarious (or hilariously horrifying?) series of vignettes with various topics like domestic abuse, ecological disaster, failed romance, and German children’s television, but one commonality. […]

Joshua Morgan on closing No Rules, one of the biggest upheavals to the scene in 2015

“Running a theatre company is always challenging. That aspect never goes away, and it doesn’t get easier with time.” In October, while in New York City, I sat down with Joshua Morgan and talked about a lot of things. Chief among the subjects was his recent Broadway debut in the hit revival of Les Miserables […]

Outside Mullingar at Everyman Theatre (review)

Feeling droopy, as if you need to dip your candy canes in Prozac? Copious cheer (of the non-holiday variety) greets you at Everyman Theatre via the lovely, loving production of Outside Mullingar, which has the power to revive wilting spirits and restore your faith in romance and, what the heck, even mankind.

Matilda The Musical at The Kennedy Center (review)

Half a Matilda is better than none, one decides. The challenge of fitting this Broadway show into the wide and deep Opera House stage compromises the exuberance and dark energy of Matilda The Musical, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name that speaks resonantly and honestly about some of the bleaker aspects of childhood […]

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