In this impressive GALA-commissioned musical, composer Mariano Vales saturates us with ardent Argentinian soul music which transitions from tango, to salsa and waltz in perfect synchronization
Archives for June 2009
Fans of Rhoda Morgenstern look out, because Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead is not your mama’s Rhoda. Harper achieves the affect and mannerisms of the husky-voiced contrary star past her prime and gives life a big kick in the pants.
The Tonys shine on Signature, 33 Variations and Next to Normal
Last night’s Tony Awards reflected that Washington’s influence on American theatre is being felt in New York. Pre-broadcast, Eric Schaeffer accepted regional theatre’s highest recognition,
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Philanthropist and Theatre World Awards
August Wilson accomplished miracles when he completed his 10 play cycle covering the African American experience over the 20th century.
A Sleeping Country
Unlike garden variety sleeplessness, the sinister version of insomnia featured in A Sleeping Country is so devastating to the brain and well being, that it has a name, is genetically transferred through generations, and carries a death sentence.
The Glass Menagerie
There is a special atmosphere created when Helen Hayes winner, Jim Petosa, conducts a production and this Glass Menagerie at Olney Theatre is no exception.
Joel Markowitz joins panel of Broadway Critics for Tony Talk
In this week’s runup to the Tony Awards, the popular NY theatre site BroadwayStars.com challenged a panel of Broadway critics to predict the winners of Sunday nights Awards show.
New York season highs and lows and Tony hopes
DC Theatre Scene columnists Richard Seff and Joel Markowitz discuss the New York Theatre season and their Tony Awards hopes, performances that were left off out of the Tony nominations, and their predictions for the major categories.
Mother Courage and Her Children
In Scena Theatre’s riveting production of the 1941 Brechtian classic, an almost palpable air of death and defeat hovers over the dun-colored, dirt-covered cement-floor set, making the occasional flashes of brilliant color
Valerie Harper on playing Tallulah Bankhead in Looped
She may be best known for playing her Emmy Award winning role of Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, but the stage is Valerie Harper’s first love and she has returned to it playing the witty and wicked Tallulah Bankhead in Arena Stage’s Broadway-bound production of Looped. Valerie chatted with Joel Markowitz in […]
STC’s summer Free For All moves to Harman Hall
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s summer giveaway – traditionally held at the outdoor Carter Barron Amphitheatre – will move to Sidney Harman Hall for 2009.
Why do we tell stories? Scheherazade (played by Yasmin Tuazon in Jason Grote’s exquisitely reimagined, recontextualized retelling of the story of 1001 Nights)
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