The reinvented version of Side Show, the Bill Russell, Bill Comden/Henry Krieger musical won critical and audience approval when it was seen here at the Kennedy Center last summer. New York critics agreed when it opened on Broadway November 17, after 21 previews. Yet, on Friday, the show’s producers announced the production will close January […]
Archives for December 15, 2014
Spoiler alert: The whale dies. Edward Grue who dressed as a deer dies. The squattish bald man in his business tie dies. In Famous Puppet Death Scenes, produced by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop of Alberta, Canada, and presented at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, no puppet is spared the inevitable.
There’s a certain pleasure to watching death-defying stunts, seeing frankly insane people take huge risks that put their physical well-being in danger. I often think of improv in the same way, substituting fear of heights and death for the even more crippling fear of public speaking.
There’s something about raunchy elves and an over the top Mrs. Claus as a potty-mouthed, grind-worthy, well-endowed and knows how to flaunt it M.C. that tickles even if the actual jokes aren’t that funny. Mrs. Claus and her cheerful cadre of talented elves brighten the holidays working with what they’ve got, which from a very […]
Bernard Pomerance’s play from 1977 has been revived on Broadway for a fourteen week run, starring Bradley Cooper in the title role, which is the only big news connected with the production.