“Don’t get me wrong, I do care about this country,” Joe Morton as comedian Dick Gregory says in Turn Me Loose. “Where else but in America can a poor black boy like Michael Jackson grow up to be a rich, white man?”
Archives for May 19, 2016
Abbey Theatre’s Plough and the Stars (review)
It is one hundred years almost to the month since the Easter Rising, the insurrection that began the armed struggle of Irish Nationalists against British occupation. It is ninety years almost to the month since the premiere at the Abbey Theatre of Seán O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, inarguably the most significant play written […]
City of Angels (review) at NextStop Theatre a snappy, stylish film noir musical
NextStop Theatre Company’s City of Angels is grand – a swan song to film noir and its backstage action, a gem of a show that won multiple Tony Awards in 1989 including Best Musical. And NextStop has applied a plenty of polish to an already sparkling score and lyrics.
Honoring the Helen Hayes nominees: Craig Wallace, actor and director
It is an extraordinary thing to commit yourself to work in theater despite the long hours and low pay. Why do people do it? This is the third in our series highlighting this year’s Helen Hayes nominees: their work, their life, their art, their passion.
Celebrity, Chivalry and Very Bad Manners in Compass Rose’s 2016-2017 season
Compass Rose’s 2016-2017 season will include an acclaimed musical, a play which became an acclaimed musical, perhaps the most acclaimed play of all time, and a play about an acclaimed twentieth-century stateswoman. Oh, yes, and a play about very, very bad manners.