Standing in a Capitol Hill bakery, they could have been a pair of European travelers, not quite blending in with the hustling Washington crowd getting scones and lattes in the afternoon rush. But the willowy blonde with striking features and the gentleman with tousled salt and pepper hair were islands of calm in the busy […]
Archives for June 4, 2013
Normally, you’re drawn to Company, Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Broadway musical about the ecstasies and aggravations of marriage, because of its cynical tang. From the bar fly bravado of “The Ladies Who Lunch” to the blithering brilliance of “Getting Married Today,” Company scorches with acidic wit.
One hundred and fifteen years ago, the Moscow Art Theatre produced a play by an obscure playwright – really, a physician who wrote plays – which changed the history of theater. The play was called The Seagull, the playwright was Anton Chekhov, and the Constantin Stanislavski-directed production successfully challenged virtually every convention in the contemporary […]