A weekend motor trip through Western New York state and Connecticut brought me to Ithaca where a new comedy by Tim Pinckney was having a world premiere at the newly refurbished Hangar Theatre, a highly regarded regional theatre, now under the artistic direction of Peter Flynn.
Archives for July 19, 2011
Yes, Tyne Daly as “Maria Callas” is the primary reason to see this smashing revival of Terrence McNally’s play Master Class at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman Theatre on Broadway. But I think McNally’s play has been unfairly dismissed as a star vehicle without much power of its own and, in this, I disagree. It’s […]
Of all the television versions of Broadway shows that seem to be appearing on DVD these days, the one that more accurately reflects the experience of seeing the show as it was on stage as any I have seen is the 1958 Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Cole Porter’s masterpiece, Kiss Me, Kate.
[Editor’s note: Much has been written about the extraordinary production of Oklahoma!, now enjoying a return engagement at Arena Stage. We’ve asked our dance reviewer to look at it from her perspective.] When choreographer Parker Esse joined the creative team of Arena Stage’s Oklahoma!, he was entering sacred territory: previous choreographers of the Rodgers & Hammerstein […]
The people of the United Arab Emirates are proud of their heritage and diversity, both of which are richly celebrated in Zayed and the Dream. Presented by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and Lebanon’s Caracalla Dance Theatre, Zayed and the Dream celebrates the life and accomplishments of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh […]
If you’re looking for an evening of escapism and suspension of belief, A Wild Play is not the show for you. If you’re looking for an evening of contemplation and art that challenges you to do more than sit sponge-like in your Fringe chair, welcome. Welcome to the jungle.
Table 8 is the place no one would want to sit in the fictional restaurant dramatized in Haley Brown’s play at the Redrum theater at Fort Fringe.