Movie review: The Last Five Years

Once upon a time, in 2001, there was a musical. Beloved by dozens, this teeny-tiny song cycle told the story of an ordinary, five year relationship in a highly unusual way – from the woman’s point of view, we would be traveling backwards through time, from the end to the beginning, while from the man’s, […]

Movie review: Annie

Leapin’ Lizards! “It’s a Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow” have been auto-tuned to the point where the lyrics sound like they’re being sung by a toaster oven rather than by the optimistic moppet Annie.

Movie review: Into the Woods: Disney gets it right. Almost

My God…they’re actually getting this right! There is no more terrifying emotion to experience than hope, and, within the opening moments of Disney’s long-awaited film version of Into the Woods, hope was gushing through me faster than in any viewing experience I can remember to date.

Three new movie musicals coming soon. View the trailers.

For too much of my life Hollywood executives were gun-shy about making new movies based upon Broadway musicals. Despite the occasional hit like Grease (1978), the prevailing sentiment was that such films were too narrow a niche to attract broad audiences and too old-fashioned to attract the coveted young moviegoers.

Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption

A new feature documentary called Corpus Christi: Playing With Redemption follows a troupe of actors on a five-year journey performing Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi—which notoriously combusted in controversy when it opened off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. As inflammatory as the play was, the documentary is surprisingly touching. It’s a film that Corpus […]

Win free tickets to RSC’s Two Gentlemen of Verona at Angelika Mosaic

DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to each screening of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona recorded live on September 3, […]

The Globe’s Twelfth Night comes to Angelika Pop-Up

On Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM, and Wednesday, September 24 at 2PM, Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market, 550 Penn Street NE, will present the filmed version of the Globe Theatre’s acclaimed 2012 production of Twelfth Night, which had an extended run on Broadway last year. I took a look at the film – and […]

Roman Polanski’s film: Venus in Fur

Never mess with a goddess. That’s the lesson of Venus in Fur, director Roman Polanski’s frisky and taut film adaptation of the 2010 play by David Ives that brought kink back to Broadway way before Kinky Boots.

Center Stage’s My America gets a July 4 release on Fandor

Independence Day will offer more than fireworks for theater lovers, as a screening of Center Stage’s acclaimed digital theater project My America will stream at Fandor.com on the Fourth of July, with a special screening following at New York City’s IFC Center on July 9.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – review

“I’m here!” Elaine Stritch proclaims in Chiemi Karasawa’s 2013 documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME and she isn’t just whistling Sondheim. She takes a stand against the notion that old age is some sort of dreary waiting room where nobody listens to you and you have long outlived your usefulness and drive. The octogenarian Broadway legend […]

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