I fell in love with Adding Machine: A Musical in 2007, when I saw the Off-Broadway production at The Minetta Lane Theatre. As I write this, I am about to see Studio Theatre’s production for the third time
Archives for November 2009
Aristides Vargas, who was born in Argentina but lives in Ecuador, takes us on a jaunty, if not disjointed journey that evokes that hollow, pit-in-the-stomach feeling that comes from arriving in strange, unfamiliar places.
Every storyteller knows that a good fable has a moral. The Cat and the Seagull has a beautiful one, loaded with enough imaginative power to spellbind adults as well as pre-schoolers for 50 magical minutes.
With the same exciting energy that she brought to In the Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes has penned touching reflections about a family dealing with estrangement, remorse, and cultural dissonance as fifteen year old Olivia blossoms into maturity.
The Helen Hayes Awards is seeking well-versed, knowledgeable people to serve as Helen Hayes Awards judges If this describes you, we sincerely hope you will consider serving for a three year term, beginning with the 2010 judging cycle.
Joseph Leo Bwarie and Matt Bailey talk about playing the legends Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito in the Broadway tour of Jersey Boys now at The National Theatre. You wanted to hug one and smack the other!
“How are we to proceed without Theory?” asks the world’s oldest living Bolshevik (Jennifer Mendenhall),. “Only show me…the book of the next Beautiful Theory, and I promise you that these blind eyes will see again, just to read it….”
So what would happen if Homer, the playwright, had written for ‘Saturday Night Live’? You’d end up with something like Helen of Sparta, Venus Theatre’s campy mish-mash of ancient Greece and modern culture. It’s not great art, but it is great fun.
Don’t even bother asking the box office where your seat for Full Circle is located. “General Admission” doesn’t begin to describe it. Under the collaborative hand of director Michael Rohd, the creative team has remade Woolly’s entire facility into a roaming mirage of 1989 Berlin.
Energy abounds in We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! which rips and bounces along in mad-dash silliness. The text hurls zinger references to hunger, alludes to massive unemployment, invasion of privacy, police-state intrusion,
Here’s the bottom line: Cate Blanchett as Blanche DuBois – magnificent. Superb. Spot-on. Joel Edgerton as Stanley Kowalski – wonderful. Excellent. Dynamic. The rest of the production – eh.
A play consists of a story and its telling. The story needn’t be particularly compelling – “my uncle murdered my father and is sleeping with my mother” is a little Jerry Springer-ish, but it will do in a pinch – if the telling is good. However, there must be a story. Richard Greenberg has no […]