On Friday, March 16th, a company called Tattooed Potato showed its first public face at Flashpoint. Although they are not there yet, this group could easily evolve into yet another iconic local troupe. Their style is incipient, but distinctive. Watch for them.
Archives for March 20, 2012
Basil Twist’s Petrushka
Pinocchio may have wished to be a real boy, but Basil Twist’s puppets have the best of both worlds. They are all too human, with souls that burn bright as jewels. But they are also impossibly graceful and balletic, executing astonishing arabesques and leaps that hang in the air like unspoken longings.
The Lady from Dubuque
Edward Albee has a lot of explaining to do. In the lobby of the newly opened Pershing Square Signature Center way out west on 42nd Street, there is a wall devoted to photos and quotes from the life of this prize winning playwright. They indicate his state of mind as his play The Lady From […]
Godspell, the New Broadway Cast recording
This ain’t your father’s Godspell. Fifty-eight seconds into “Prepare Ye”, it becomes clear that this is a new Godspell, one for the early 21st century rather than the mid-20th. The difference is dramatic when the band breaks loose with a thumping, driving, blast of energy which is way beyond what the original “rock musical” provided in […]