Neil Goldberg, founder and artistic director of Cirque Productions, takes pride in the fact that reviews of his many Cirque Dreams shows usually mention the word “spectacle.” He promises the same grandeur when Cirque Dream Holidaze debuts in the DC area with an eight-show run at the Kennedy Center next week.
Archives for November 2010
Joe Calarco on his new play Walter Cronkite is Dead This year has been a very busy one for playwright/director Joe Calarco: he’s directed three plays – In Transit for Primary Stages, Burnt Part Boys for Playwrights Horizon, both in New York, and The Memory Play for Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts and picked up […]
We know it’s best to stay true to who we are. But we also know that it’s worth fighting a passionate fight to steer the course of who we become. On the thin line between these two truths stands Joe Bonaparte, a promising musician with sensitive hands who finds, in the boxing ring, that he […]
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the old chestnuts of the holiday season without a doubt, as evidenced by the scads of adaptations whether radio play, film, movie musical or animated feature. MetroStage has opted to make merry with Kathy Feininger’s show tune-driven riff on the classic tale.
The snow is gently falling and carolers are merrily singing in Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore’s delightful musical production of A Christmas Carol. Based on the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens, this fast paced musical originally ran for more than a decade at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where it became a must see […]
The next time someone asks “Why should I go to the theatre?” send them this. [Editor’s intro: A lot can happen over coffee in Adams Morgan. It was to be just a meet-up to see whether DC writer Gary Tischler might have time to do some pieces for us. But notes were set aside. My […]
Leapin’ lizards! Annie’s back in town! Charles Strouse’s and Martin Charnin’s Tony Award-winning 1977 hit Broadway musical, currently playing at the Olney Theatre Center in suburban Maryland, is a hands-down holiday treat for the entire family.
The new Kander and Ebb musical is quite simply the most astonishingly successful new musical on Broadway this year if you judge by artistic merit and the success of the creative team at accomplishing what they set out to do, rather than simply the box office gross. And, it has given us the most impressive […]
The children’s totally-into-it involvement is what makes this play so magical. By the end, Drops of Water is a splash hit without wasting a drop of water.
It’s with regret that I must tell you that the Lincoln Center Theatre, which has been so spectacularly run by André Bishop and Bernard Gersten for the past twenty odd years, has come a cropper – twice – at the start of their new season. Mr. Gersten joined Lincoln Center as executive producer in 1985 […]
Arena Stage inaugurates its Kogod Cradle theater, an incubator for new plays, with an invigorating production of Marcus Gardley’s every tongue confess, a sprawling tale about hate crimes and intolerance that combines folklore, supernatural elements, gospel, and comedy.
I wish I could have taken all the actors and producers in town with me to this year’s ShowBiz Expo at the New York Hilton (at 54th Street and 6th Avenue). It’s a great place to meet producers, editors, filmmakers, publicists, designers, talent managers, agents, and directors who are in ‘the business’, and attend their […]