The prospects looked grim during the Boston tryouts for Our Town. Business at the box office was poor, and puzzled Bostonians walked out during the performances. After all, there was no scenery to speak of: some chairs, a section of trellis and a ladder. Wilder’s dialogue seemed to be spun from the everyday conversations of […]
Archives for January 29, 2013
Theater lovers with well stocked shelves should have a side-shelf for volumes about movies. After all, they are a form of performance art akin to theater. Those interested in musical theater might want at least one book on musical movies. Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson have produced a remarkably well constructed, comprehensive overview of the […]
Think treachery, deceit and betrayal, revenge and guilt. Think the politics of the 1960s. Washington Secret Service agents in sleek, black suits and button-down collars.
Last night, the staff of theatreWashington gathered an excitable sample of area theatre artists, arts leaders, and members of the press into the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery to announce the nominees for the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. The event marks the 29th season of DC’s annual theatre awards, and the remarkable growth in the […]
So, anybody out there still watching Smash?