Musician Tom Teasley’s percussive talents will orchestrate two shows for Constellation in 2015-2016, but Tom will undoubtedly be sitting out both Equus (Jan 14 – Feb 14) and the show which landed Constellation in this ‘Noticeable Departures’ piece – the company will be producing Avenue Q. (Oct 22 – Nov 23).
Herzog’s 4000 Miles at Center Stage, a ripe, rollicking comedy (review)
To grandmother’s house we go in the subtly affecting 4000 Miles, the second half of Center Stage’s Amy Herzog Festival. The first play, After the Revolution, set in 1999, delves into a proudly leftist clan’s politics, personal communication style and the family myths and stories they have invested their hearts and integrity in. 4000 Miles […]
Next to Normal at Center Stage
The multi award-winning musical Next to Normal (it even garnered a Pulitzer) grabs you in the essential organs—gut, heart, brain—from the first power chord and doesn’t let go until the last choral note of the finale “Light” sears into your memory.
Wild with Happy says it all
Goofiness is not a term normally associated with grief, but in Colman Domingo’s sparkly play Wild with Happy, the mourning process becomes a madcap romp, a Disney-fied fantasy that is both silly and sweet.
How Disney World inspired Wild with Happy author
People handle grief in different ways—some lash out, some hide from their emotions, some break down—but no one can say for certain which is truly the most cathartic. This is the basis behind playwright Colman Domingo’s new comedy, Wild with Happy, currently playing at Center Stage.
Twelfth Night at Center Stage
Director Gavin Witt’s version of Twelfth Night, now at Center Stage, begins in the lobby, where clips from atmospheric movies like Casablanca, Sullivan’s Travels, and Quai des Brumes play on a big screen. Everybody stops to watch. A banner explains that, “This theatrical jaunt (Twelfth Night) pays homage to Hollywood’s Golden Years and the artistic […]
Stones in His Pockets
The Hollywood dream factory proves both a boon and a bane for the residents of a small Irish town in Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets, a play that gives us a laugh as well as moments of sober reflection.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike coming to Center Stage
Center Stage has announced a change to its schedule: Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a Center Stage co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Previews begin April 16, opening night is April 23, and the scheduled run is through May 25, 2014.
dance of the holy ghosts
Memory can be a devious thing. It can snake around you like tendrils of cigar smoke and cloud your reason or it can keep you company so snugly you feel no need to seek other amity.
Some seasons back, CenterStage did a delightful job with William Inge’s Picnic, directed with poignancy and joy by then-artistic director Irene Lewis, so a new production of his 1955 play Bus Stop was anticipated with fondness and eagerness.
The Whipping Man at Center Stage
New Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah gets off to an astonishing start with his directorial debut production of Matthew Lopez’s mesmerizing play The Whipping Man.
The Second City Does Baltimore
Hey Hon. Don’t go downy Ocean. You’ll freeze your garbanzos off and not even a couple of Natty Bohs will warm you up. Fortify yourself with a nice crab cake and head on over to Center Stage, where The Second City comedy troupe is presenting a funny primer on Charm City, The Second City Does […]