You are in a dimly lit bar, with checkered tablecloths on tiny tables. A small stage is to your left. This is where the magician will appear. The place seems made for magicians. The walls are festooned with their posters – for Houdini, certainly, but also for obscure magicians with unprepossessing names: Hermann the Great; […]
Archives for April 29, 2013
The 2013 Drama Desk nominees were just announced by Linda Lavin and John Lloyd Young at 54 Below. Among the productions receiving multiple nominations which Washington audiences have been able to see are Giant by John LaChiusa, which debuted at Signature Theatre in 2009 and Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the […]
Two weeks ago I ducked into a local movie theatre to attend a new, big-budgeted film about an art heist. Theft, highly-coveted works of art, talented actors; what could possibly go wrong? I walked out of said film a mere hour into the disaster, leaving my friend to laugh at the screen and later bemoan […]
Playwright Jonathan Tolins has managed to take material that could have inspired a campy gay play limited in its appeal to those whose idea of first class entertainment is a Saturday night sendup on Fire Island, and extracted from it a fully rounded one-man play that adds genuine wit, a generous helping of insight, and […]
So, it turns out, Smash has been sly like a fox this whole dang time. Either there was a serious course-correction paying off here, or I watched tonight the climax of a carefully-laid story in which I was actually supposed to hate Jimmy the entire time and think Kyle was a sweet magical angel. I’m […]
NEW JUICY-JUICE IN OLD BOTTLES Bethesda-based Imagination Stage will feature some familiar stories given brand-new contexts in 2013-2014, the company has announced.