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  ...

Baby Universe, NY

A collection of puppets (and their handlers) in a scene from "Baby Universe"Photo by Jim Baldassare Baby Universe (A Puppet Odyssey) Written and directed by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock Presented by Wakka Wakka Productions Baruch Performing Arts Center,  ...

La Bête, NY

Left to right: Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce in "La Bête"Photo by Joan Marcus La Bête Written by David HirsonDirected by Matthew WarchusMusic Box Theatre, New YorkThrough Jan. 9, 2011 http://www.labetetheplay.com/ David Hirson’s costume  ...

A Free Man of Color, NY

Veanne Cox and Jeffrey Wright in "A Free Man of Color" at Lincoln CenterPhoto by T. Charles Erickson A Free Man of Color Written by John GuareDirected by George C. WolfeLincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont, New YorkThrough  ...