Jane Austen’s Emma, San Diego

Jane Austen’s Emma, A Musical Romantic Comedy Music, lyrics and book by Paul Gordon (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen)Directed by Jeff CalhounThe Old Globe, San DiegoJan. 15-March 6, 2011 As the audience enters the Donald and  ...

Giselle, San Francisco Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan and Artem Yachmenikov in Helgi Tomasson's "Giselle."Photo © Erik Tomasson In Defense of a Junior Varsity Giselle GiselleRomantic ballet in two actsMusic by Adolphe AdamChoreography by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, and Jean Coralli)San  ...

Other Desert Cities, NY

Thomas Sadoski and Elizabeth Marvel in "Other Desert Cities"Photo by Joan Marcus Other Desert Cities Written by Jon Robin BaitzDirected by Joe MantelloLincoln Center Theater, New YorkThrough Feb. 27, 2011 I’m a tough customer when it  ...

John Gabriel Borkman, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Alan Rickman, Lindsay Duncan and Fiona Shaw in "John Gabriel Borkman" at BAMPhoto by Richard Termine John Gabriel Borkman By Henrik Ibsen (translated by Frank McGuinness)Directed by James MacdonaldBrooklyn Academy of Music, Harvey TheaterJan. 7-Feb. 5, 2011 You’ve  ...

Don Shewey’s Top Dozen for 2010 in NY

The Best of 2010 in New York A strong year in New York theater, I would say. Here’s my pick of the dozen top productions: 'Sexypants' Benjamin Walker as Andrew JacksonPhoto by Joan Marcus 1. “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”  ...

Stories by Heart, LA

John Lithgow in the Taper production of "Stories by Heart"Photo by Craig Schwartz Stories by Heart Conceived, written and performed by John LithgowMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesThrough Feb. 13, 2011 http://www.centertheatregroup.org(See video clip below.) John Lithgow is a charmer;  ...

Tiara Sensation drag pageant, SF

Tiara Sensation’s host-organizers (left to right): Mr. David, aka Glamamore;DJ Down-E; and VivvyAnne ForeverMorePhoto by Cabure; retouching by Juanita MORE! Tiara Sensation Temple Nightclub540 Howard St., San FranciscoDec. 5, 2010 The first annual Tiara Sensation avant-drag pageant  ...

Heroes, Onassis Cultural Center, NY

Bronze Corinthian helmet (circa 700-500 BCE) fromthe "Heroes" exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece Onassis Cultural Center645 Fifth Avenue, New YorkOct. 5 2010 – Jan. 3, 2011 www.onassisusa.org Greek  ...

Angels in America, NY

Angels in America Left to right: Billy Porter, Robin Weigert, and Christian Borle inthe Signature Theater revival of "Angels in America"Photo by Richard TermineWritten by Tony KushnerDirected by Michael Greif Signature Theater Company, New YorkThrough March, 2011 “Angels  ...

Metamorphosis, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Gísli Örn Gardarsson in "Metamorphosis"Photo by Eddi Jonsson Metamorphosis A six-legged nightmare by Franz KafkaAdapted and directed by David Farr and Gísli Örn GardarssonVesturport Theatre / Lyric HammersmithBrooklyn Academy of MusicDec. 4, 2010 www.bam.org Most discoveries are basic, and  ...