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
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.
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 […]
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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.