Direct from its world premiere at Lyric Stage, Irving, Texas in October 2009, where it won the coveted Best New Play or Musical award from the Dallas-Fort Worth Drama Critics Forum, The Road to Qatar! began previews on January 25th at The York Theatre in NYC.
Archives for January 2011
Leave aside your opinions, your analyses, and your political positions, and come join the Black Watch as they go to the sweltering deserts of Iraq, and look war in the face.
The past and present don’t collide in Harrison, Texas so much as they come to an uneasy truce. In the early years of Reconstruction, when townsfolk feared and distrusted the southern migration of Union families, the challenge to overcome the recent past was steep indeed. A few decades later, swept up in the industrial boom […]
WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE TO REPRISE THE BARD IN KLINGON FOR BBC TaH latlh heglu’meH. That is the question. In Klingon! And to answer it, acclaimed British actor Stephen Fry (“Wilde“, “Blackadder”, “Bones” to name a few and occasional guest on the BBC hit motor show Top Gear ) will perform a scene from Hamlet in Klingon […]
The long running, award winning percussive hit, Stomp, has returned with a bang to the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 30. The show is a spectacle of percussion, movement and visual comedy, with no spoken dialogue, that takes the audience on an eye-opening journey of how music, rhythm […]
The Atlantic Theater Company has enriched us with productions of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Spring Awakening, both of which moved on to acclaim on Broadway. For these and other productions like Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, the company has been recipient of Lucille Lortel and Tony Awards, and it is among our city’s […]
Cymbeline‘s disparate themes and credulity-stretching plot have always posed serious challenges to any director willing to take it on. That’s one of the reasons it’s not often staged. Case in point: Shakespeare Theatre’s new production of Cymbeline, now playing at the Lansburgh, is the very first time they’ve mounted the play in their long and […]
The long awaited world premiere musical Mirandy and Brother Wind at Adventure Theatre is a gem of a show with an excellent cast, exciting new music and a piercingly creative story. Patricia C. McKissack’s original tale of a spunky young girl who tries to capture the wind as her dance partner to win a special […]
Sex and theater criticism are not synonymous. Although the majority of ink-stained wretches clean up well, it is a rare occurrence for theatergoers to whistle appreciatively under their collective breaths and say “Wow, now there goes a gorgeous hunk of critic.” Dangerous sex appeal is classically the provenance of the actors onstage, the stray Svengali-like […]
There is more than one way to skin a cat – or, in this case, a Cat in the Hat. John Yap’s marvelous JAY label from England captures the bright, lively, nearly-floating sound of the Off-Broadway production of a musical that seemed satisfyingly full-throated and jazzy but somehow nearly symphonic when it debuted on Broadway.
Among all of the sports, boxing consistently produces the most gripping stories. Rod Serling’s portrayal of one battered gladiator of the ring, Requiem for a Heavyweight, was originally written for live production on “Playhouse 90” in 1956 and became one of the most acclaimed works of the era. If you see the superlative production by […]
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