What’s most remarkable about Ivo van Hove’s shake-up of West Side Story is, for all the Belgian director’s ruinous choices – chief among them, an overabundance of distracting video projections – he doesn’t completely ruin what’s most thrilling about this 63-year-old musical updating of Romeo and Juliet. Leonard Bernstein’s music remains a miracle of melody […]
Archives for February 27, 2020
Review: Timon of Athens. Simon Godwin’s vivification rescues one of Shakespeare’s minor plays
Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Simon Godwin’s choice of directorial debut wasn’t a stretch. Godwin’s newly minted tenure at STC begins with a vivid and zesty restaging of his recently produced Timon of Athens, a cluttered morality play in original form which he’s cleverly smoothed over and corseted up into a fetchingly absurdist cri de […]
Review: Anna Ziegler’s The Wanderers, a perfect marriage of script and production
There’s a saying among actors: “There’s no such thing as a perfect show.” Anyone lucky enough to see Theater J’s production of The Wanderers will have to politely disagree: top to bottom, this is as fine and perfect a piece of theater I’ve seen in many a year. The script by Anna Ziegler (whose play […]
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