“Queenie was a blonde and her age stood still,/And she danced twice a day in vaudeville.” With those hardboiled, magical words, Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 Jazz Age poem “The Wild Party” begins, as does Andrew Lippa’s darkly glittering musical adaptation.
Archives for October 3, 2016
Kushner’s Angels in America: Perestroika at Round House (review)
The standard take on Perestroika, the second part of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, is that it is not of equal quality to the masterful first. Perhaps this is why there’s a slight sense of trying too hard in this Round House Theatre-Olney Theatre Center production, where director Ryan Rilette occasionally overuses back-wall projections and […]
Audrey Cefaly’s The Gulf at Signature Theatre (review)
You might have heard about the Deepwater Horizon flick that just came out. I’ve not seen it, but based on the trailers it’s a big, bloated action disaster action movie that focuses on explosions and derring-do but reportedly gives very little time to consideration to the disastrous long-term effects of the eponymous rig’s massive oil spill […]