The Diary of a Madman, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Geoffrey Rush in "The Diary of a Madman" at BAMPhoto by Stephanie Berger The Diary of a Madman Written by Nikolai GogolAdapted by David Holman with Neil Armfield and Geoffrey RushDirected by Neil ArmfieldBrooklyn Academy of Music, Feb.  ...

RAkU, SF Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan (center) and San Francisco Ballet corps members in Yuri Possokhov's "RAkU"Photo © Erik Tomasson ‘RAkU’—Possokhov’s Fusion of the Damned Program 2: Symphonic Variations (choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, music by César Franck)RAkU (choreography by Yuri Possokhov,  ...

Death of a Salesman, San Diego

Left to right: Jeffrey DeMunn, Tyler Pierce and Lucas Caleb Rooney in "Death of a Salesman"Photo by Henry DiRocco Death of a Salesman By Arthur MillerDirected by Pam MacKinnonSheryl and Harvey White Theatre, The Old Globe, San DiegoJan. 22-Feb.  ...

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, NY

The cast of "Walk Across America," each sporting Darrell Thorne's clown makeup and Machine Dazzle's thrift-shop couture.Photo by Sara Krulwich The Walk Across America for Mother Earth Written by Taylor MacMusic by Ellen MaddowDirected by Paul ZimetLa Mama ETC,  ...

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;  ...