Dominique Morisseau was moved to write Skeleton Crew, her compelling play about a group of Detroit auto workers, after the playwright met a woman who was reduced to living in her automobile – especially infuriating and heartbreaking in Motor City, where people are supposed to manufacture cars, not live in them.
Archives for January 19, 2016
Equus from Constellation Theatre (review)
Martin Dysart (Michael Kramer) is a child psychiatrist going through the motions of what he calls “career menopause,” when his good friend Hesther Salomon, (Kathleen Akerley), a court magistrate, brings him the troubling case of a teenage boy who violently blinded six horses.
UpClose: Steven Lutvak on Gentleman’s Guide and what’s next
It’s increasingly rare for a musical to open on Broadway that isn’t either a revival or a jukebox musical. Rarer still are new musicals with scores that aren’t rock, rap, or country-inflected, but remind one of the great scores of the forties and fifties – when songwriters like Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe […]
See it first – previews and openings starting Jan 19
Specially Priced Previews
Puppets rule Avant Bard’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (review)
Following the plinkety-plinks of a somewhat less-than-shimmering overture – after all, it is a “junk yard” gamelan – delicately carved puppets transport us through their shadow play. All in shadow, a wild-haired man touches fingers with a lithe woman in a beautiful courtship, and they whirl through the air in a kind of ecstatic dance.