Liz Lerman is the sort of artist who constantly finds herself fascinated. The veteran choreographer and MacArthur “Genius” has conceived and choreographed dance productions for nearly forty years, yet she still gets excited when discussing how movement can tell a story. Her new choreographic work, Healing Wars, is a prime example.
Archives for May 19, 2014
Each year, the Drama League bestows awards on all sorts of worthy talents who have contributed to the season just passed. On May 16th, I attended this year’s luncheon, the social event of the theatrical community, the one place where all those artists can meet and greet each other, to mingle with them for an […]
A current production of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera, directed by Matthew Gardiner at Signature Theatre, has caused a stir with lots of contradicting opinions about the merits of performance, concept, and the writing itself. I was most shocked to hear a question bantered about, “Has Brecht’s time come and gone?!” I had to see for myself.
Tyne Daly has found herself a rich and demanding role, and she inhabits it with all of her considerable talent in peak condition. The role is Katherine Gerard, who first appeared in public in a short play, and then in an Emmy winning teleplay called “André’s Mother”, both written by Terrence McNally, now revisited by […]