John Sullivan has been an editor and writer for newspapers, magazines, and websites on both coasts since the 1980s, including the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and an online start-up for the Wall Street Journal. He resides on his ranch in Northern California.
Writes in: Art & Architecture, Books & CDs, Dance, Destinations, Etc, Features, Film, Music, Television, and Theater.
Choreographers past and present were on display in two recent programs from San Francisco Ballet, and their defining styles (or lack thereof) gave audiences a broad canvas of talent and themes to contemplate.
Program 2 (seen Feb. 27) opened ...
Michael Anderson and Krystel Lucas (foreground, left and right) in The Old Globe's "The Merchant of Venice"Photo by Michael Lamont
‘The Merchant of Venice’
By William ShakespeareDirected by Adrian NobleThe Old Globe, San DiegoJune 9 – Sept. ...
Michael McKean in "Yes, Prime Minister" at the Geffen PlayhousePhoto by Michael Lamont
‘Yes, Prime Minister’
By Antony Jay and Jonathan LynnDirected by Jonathan LynnThe Geffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough July 14, 2013
Take wine, for example.
‘George Gershwin Alone’
Book by Hershey FelderMusic and lyrics by George and Ira GershwinDirected by Joel ZwickBerkeley Repertory TheatreJune 8-July 7, 2013
It’s short and sweet and like some paradoxical party where everybody has a great ...
From left, Lloyd Pedersen, Evan L. Smith and Bert Emmett in "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"Photo by Sherry Netherland
‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’
By Frank McGuinnessDirected by Gregg T. DanielProduced by Laura CokerLonny Chapman Theatre, North ...
Pamela J. Gray (left) and Katie MacNichol in "Fallen Angels" at The Pasadena PlayhousePhoto by Jim Cox
By Noel CowardDirected by Art MankeThe Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, Calif.Feb. 3-24, 2013
"Fallen Angels," written by Noel Coward in ...
'The Morini Strad'
Written by Willy HoltzmanDirected by Stephanie VlahosThe Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, Calif.Nov. 17 – Dec. 16, 2012
As Mariette Hartley bowed gracefully to a standing ovation at the curtain for “The Morini Strad,” I was ...
Kimiko Glenn (center) with robots in La Jolla Playhouse's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"Photo by Kevin Berne
'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'
Directed by Des McAnuff Music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips Story by Wayne Coyne and Des ...
Written by Theresa RebeckDirected by Sam GoldAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesPresented by Center Theatre GroupOct. 10-Nov. 18, 2012
Is there anyone out there unfamiliar with The New Yorker writer E.B. White’s famous remark about analyzing humor and dissecting ...