We’ve got the Helen Hayes Awards covered! Showtime tonight is 7:30pm at the National Building Museum. Christopher Henley will be near the stage covering the presentations, while DCTS photographer Ryan Maxwell roams the event. We’ll have their results to you tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, it’s 6:45pm and our coverage has already begun. John Dellaporta (@johndellaporta) is […]
Archives for April 21, 2014
The central dilemma of this play is that one of the Gentlemen of Verona, Proteus (Noah Brody) is no gentleman. Instead, he is a cad who seduces and abandons Julia (Jessie Austrian), betrays his friendship to Valentine (Zachary Fine) and pursues Sylvia (Emily Young) much against her will, coming within moments of raping her. He […]
Once you meet Vera Stark you can’t forget her. The title character of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s 2009 masterwork By the Way, Meet Vera Stark has been lost to the ages—and we are the poorer for it. Smart, talented, determined and with a face that played courtesan to the camera, Vera Stark (an incandescent […]
Taken together, Parts One and Two of Shakespeare’s Henry IV are so big that they need a category of their own. I left Friday night’s performance of Part Two thinking of cathedrals, which you have to look at first from the top of a hill — to see the architect’s design — then from the […]
Much Ado About Nothing, a riotous play which features the scathing wordplay of the world’s most famous love-hate relationship, Beatrice and Benedick, scored an upset victory over the legendary King Lear in the final round of Folger Theatre’s March Madness tournament, which, like the basketball tournament, ended in April. The margin was 53-47%.
Update: We are pleased to announce that Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring Audra McDonald, is transferring to London, June 25-September 3, 2016. Details here. As you enter New York’s Circle in the Square, you are faced with the stage floor transformed into a small cabaret in which a jazz trio is entertaining some […]
I had the feeling, while watching the new Susan Stroman-Woody Allen musical, that it might have been conceived during something like the following conversation: SS: “Woody, I’d love to work with you. Have you got an old movie in your trunk that might make the basis of a Broadway musical? You know, the way Mel […]