Stephen Sondheim is a man well worth knowing. Warm, witty and wise in his public persona, with a catalogue of songs and shows of high quality. PS Classics’ two-disc recording can be the introduction you need.
Archives for September 21, 2010
“I’m not really here for the theatrical entertainment,” a friend of mine said as we settled in to watch Part II of The Great Game. “I’m here because I think I ought to know more about Afghanistan than I do.” Virtue is always rewarded; we were about to see the most entertaining of the three […]
Now playing at Flashpoint’s tiny Mead Theatre Lab, MAE — billed as a “full length play with music”— is playwright Kathryn O’Sullivan’s lighthearted though occasionally somber riff on the life and good times of legendary entertainer Mae West. Directed by Paul Awad, the play itself is spotty. But it’s frequently redeemed by an astounding performance […]
How can a hero be so blind to the palpable warnings encircling him; so deaf to his own instincts? Lope de Vega, the Spanish Shakespeare, shows us the answer through Alonso, the title character from one of his masterpieces, El Caballero de Olmedo (The Knight from Olmedo.) The knight believes he is invincible because of […]
The Tenth Man is considered a curiosity in the catalog of the great writer Paddy Chayefsky, lacking the gritty realism of his famous early teleplays such as the classic “Marty” (later an award-winning film) or the sharp satiric edge of his later screenplays such as “Network” and “The Hospital”. This dramatic-mystical-comedic-romantic-fable about the exorcism of […]
Richard Seff, Greg Anthony, Roger Anderson, and Peter Flynn on polishing their musical SHINE! for NYMF Many of our readers know Richard Seff as the columnist of ‘NY Theatre Buzz’ here on DC Theatre Scene, but what many of you don’t know is that Richard Seff is a playwright, and, in the case of SHINE! […]