I had seen The Color Purple the week it opened on Broadway in December 2005, with LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the roles of Celie and Shug Avery and they were absolutely wonderful. In fact, both were nominated for the Tony that year and LaChanze won for her performance as Celie. I also saw The […]
Archives for April 20, 2011
The latest Forever® stamp issued by the United States Postal Stamp will bear the image of Helen Hayes, regarded as “First Lady of the American Theater”. The first date of issue will be Monday, April 25, 2011 and will be honored with a special ceremony that evening at the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony.
Multiply Miss Havisham by three, add Irish accents and a peculiarly compelling sense of the macabre and you have Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom, the female-driven companion piece to Mr. Walsh’s father and sons play, The Walworth Farce, also being staged at Studio Theatre as part of the New Ireland Festival.
A rather decent rendition of Blues for an Alabama Sky is happening over at Atlas. The scene changes take too much time and distract from the quietly unfolding drama, but otherwise, the writing is well served and the actors have a field day with the material.