It may seem odd that a musical about a journey through the woods is set in a library, but thanks to an imaginative set by scenic designer Steven Royal and creative directing by Evan Hoffmann, NextStop’s staging of Into the Woods is a true delight, losing nothing in its interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical.
Archives for May 6, 2014
I’m not one who is prone to turning into a “fanboy.” Part of my joy in seeing cabarets in the Barbara Cook series at the Kennedy Center has been the “Stars, they’re just like us!” vibe that comes from everyone’s presence in the small Terrace Theatre (or, for Mandy and Patti, the Eisenhower, a.k.a. the […]
Some may know Václav Havel for having been a political dissident, some recognize the name for his years serving the Czech government; but theater lovers associate the man as being one of Europe’s most well regarded playwrights of his time.
Let’s get to the bottom line first. I am not in love with Rep Stage’s production of this classic musical, and it is almost entirely the fault of Paul Edward Hope in the crucial role of El Gallo. Now let’s step back for a minute.
Every once in a while a play is announced for Broadway production with names attached to it that are not familiar to me. Such a case is The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina, with a cast headed by the one name I recognized, and that is Jan Maxwell who has been brightening the companies […]
This “revue of a lifetime” is a good idea, well intentioned, occasionally very well executed, but unfortunately off its mark as often as it is on. Conceived and written by Stephen Cole, with its music supervised and arranged by David Krane, it purports to cover Mary Martin’s journey from small Texas town Weatherford to the […]