Glory Days, the coming-of-age musical which got its start at Signature Theatre, is about to be rocked Japanese-style, when the show opens June 9th in Tokyo.
Archives for April 2009
Bernadette Peters: Still a Broadway Baby! How does she do it? On Sunday, April 19th at 4 pm, after an overture played by the National Philharmonic (conducted by Marvin Laird, who wrote Ruthless! The Musical) consisting of songs from Gypsy and Mack and Mabel,
The New World Stages, in one of its many hidden black box theatres underground on West 50th Street, is offering Paul Scott Goodman’s and Miriam Gordon’s ROOMS a rock romance,
“We never know when our feelings will creep up on us and go boom and startle us,” says the character Mother to her friend Tateh in Ragtime.
Played correctly – as it surely is in MetroStage’s sweet and charming production – Gérald Sibleyras’ Heroes is something Noël Coward might have written, had Coward been free to be earthy
I do not know what this sixty-minute piece is about, but I’m pretty sure I know what it’s not about. It’s not about its ostensible subject, Sweden’s shameful collaboration with the Nazis in World War II.
From U Street to the Cotton Club at Source couldn’t be better geographically positioned, just two blocks from the legendary U Street, the Lincoln Theatre, and a number of historical and cultural landmarks of the corridor.
It’s a sad commentary that some of the same basic societal ills depicted in this 1941 stage adaptation of Richard Wright’s “Native Son” are as relevant today as they were then, which makes this eagerly awaited production more important than ever.
From a Swiss orphan and her new playmate, to a young Jewish boy on the verge of becoming a man, to a pitter-pattering Lord Chancellor, to a slow-competing, high-tenor singing barber,
Henry Blume (Josh Lefkowitz) worships at the altar of Woody Allen, eats anti-anxiety drugs (without effect), writes about paranoia and anti-Semitism to an audience of zero, and lives off the largesse of his furniture-selling parents. He is about to blunder into the funniest play I have seen in DC this year,