Like Dahl’s famous peach, this larger-than-life production teems with fun. A bit of genre anxiety robs the story of some of the stage magic it deserves, but there’s still plenty to savor in Imagination Stage’s reinvention of a well-loved classic.
Archives for April 8, 2013
Arena Stage’s co-production of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s play about the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life raises the question of whether to judge a production on how you feel when the curtain falls or the next day.
The world premiere of Paul’s Case, an original opera based on a Willa Cather short story, will be UrbanArias’s next production, opening April 20th, the company announced today.
The Golden Age of musicals on Broadway has been over for several years now. I think on that we are all agreed (by “all” I mean those of us who were around to revel in it, to appreciate it). Little by little, the standards for what makes a great musical have slipslid to the point […]
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that due to popular demand, the world premiere play Mary T. & Lizzy K., written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, will add another six performances, extending the nearly sold-out run to May 5, 2013.
All the Way, a story about Lyndon Johnson’s frantic efforts to win passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has won the 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award and $25,000 for playwright Robert Schenkkan, the American Theatre Critics Association announced Sunday night at the Humana Festival.