This year’s best score from a failed musical is now on disc and worth much more than a listen. David Yazbeck’s score is mercifully separated from the show that obscured most of its strengths and is delivered by a sterling cast with clarity, energy, humor, pathos and beauty … all features that Yazbeck wrote into […]
Archives for June 7, 2011
Talk about destiny. Tell your kid his penis is called “bootycandy” and you are not setting him up for a career as, say, a civil engineer. Something a tad more dramatic and outlandish is perhaps in store for the lad.
Finland’s best selling novelist writes a play about Estonia’s painful past On June 9th, Scena Theater – which bills itself as “Washington’s International Theater” – will host a regional premier of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge. The play, according to Scena artistic director Robert McNamara, “is not for the faint-of-heart, but for those who feel that the […]
Elegant and delicate as the gossamer wisps of a spider’s web, Spooky Action’s Einstein’s Dreams is a work of enchantment which might actually be true. For what is scientific advancement if not the consistent recognition of things which could not possibly be? (Do you mean to tell me that the whole earth is moving around […]
Come to Clark Street Playhouse this weekend, where, for three days (June 10 – 12), twenty years of Washington theater history accumulated by Washington Shakespeare Company will be for sale – at yard sale prices.