Brothers and sisters, if you are a fan of the Good Old Ultra Violence — and I know not everyone is — Bug is the place you should be. SeeNoSun Onstage gives this delightfully demented early Tracy Letts play a bravura performance, so that for the next few days you will be unable to scratch […]
Archives for October 12, 2015
Cake Off at Signature Theatre
Full disclosure. Back in the day as a features reporter, I covered not one, but two Pillsbury Bake-Offs—including the one in San Diego where teenagers kidnapped the life-size Pillsbury Doughboy statue from the hotel lobby and sent the local TV station ransom notes that contained photos of the Doughboy tied up and wearing a blindfold.
La Rosa del Azafrán, The Saffron Flower (review)
In his first entrance as Moniquito, the foolish courtier, ,Alex Alburqueque slid on his knees in an exaggerated send-up of romantic wooing, Latino-style. From that moment on, Alburqueque, with his instinctive comic timing, total body and soul involvement, enthralled us and made us laugh.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at The Kennedy Center (review)
Broadway has it tough these days. It is so hideously expensive to mount a show- especially a musical- that to write an original show with all-original musical and lyrics, spend the years it takes to get it produced, and then finally risk it all on ticket sales and reviews, Broadway producers these days can be […]
UpClose with Broadway composer John Kander
We are pleased to announce a new series of interviews with musical theatre composers by author Mark Horowitz. We debut the series with this talk last weekend with John Kander, is in recognition of Creative Cauldron’s production of And the World Goes ‘Round.
Trish Tinkler Gets Saved at Unexpected Stage
The measure of a mature culture is not that it celebrates success, but that it accepts failure and moves on. Thus the great thing about the Women’s Voices Theater Festival is not that Sheila Callaghan has written another great play — she has been writing great plays for years — but that a writer can […]
Lady Lay from SCENA Theatre (review)
Berlin, East Germany is a place of the past schoolchildren today probably don’t know existed. Yet, in Lady Lay, it is alive in 1989 and abounding with belief that all can, and will, change.