We are honored to have been invited to excerpt this interview with Elaine Stritch, now a year into retirement, which appeared in The New York Times Magazine, January 31, 2014. ——————————– After years of vowing to retire, you gave up your cabaret act at the Cafe Carlyle and your apartment at the Carlyle Hotel and […]
Archives for February 3, 2014
Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher is a lot of fun. It’s creatively staged, wonderfully acted, impressively designed, genuinely funny, and anytime it felt as if a little something different was needed, that something was provided.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
You’d never think “Pulitzer Prize-winning drama” to look at How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It’s too unpretentious. Too breezy. Too fun.
Richard III at NextStop Theatre
NextStop Theatre Company’s production Richard III is a rare instance where the operation is a failure, but the patient lives. Look, Shakespeare’s comedies and dramas offer a fertile field for the artistic imagination, and are constantly reinvented and reimagined. I loved WSC Avant Bard’s nude Macbeth; Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Hamlet, in which the title character […]
Michael Kahn discloses STC’s next season, and thoughts on his succession
What can you expect to see at Shakespeare Theatre Company next season? Plays by Shakespeare, of course. However, you will also have a chance to see the work of Stoppard and Cervantes, Molière and Pirandello, David Ives and Alexis Piron. (Alexis who? I’ll explain in a moment.)
Violet is a musical that’s not big and brassy and flashy. Based on a short story, its concerns, like that form’s, are more with character and local color than with, say, life and death events such as storming the barricades or catching the last helicopter out of Saigon. However, if a musical with a twang, […]
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