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.
Mark Rylance (seated) in "Jerusalem"
Don Shewey's Top 10 Productions in New York Theater, 2011
1. "Jerusalem" – Jez Butterworth’s dense, lyrical, astonishingly original play superbly directed by Ian Rickson, centered on the justly legendary performance of ...
Aida Vainieri of Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal in "Danzón"Photo by Bettina Stoss
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
"Danzón" (1995)Directed and choreographed by Pina BauschCal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, BerkeleyDec. 3, 2011
“First, she dances to the right.Then, she dances to the ...
From left, Andrew Garman, Evan Johnson and Danny Mastrogiorgio in "Burning"Photo by Monique Carboni
By Thomas BradshawDirected by Scott ElliottThe New Group, New YorkOpening night: November 13, 2011
It’s kinky season in New York ...
From left, Amanda Naughton, Kelsey Venter, Geno Carr, and Phil Johnson in "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" at The Old GlobePhoto by Henry DiRocco
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Directed by James VasquezBook and Lyrics ...
Rachel Griffith and Stacy Keach in the Broadway production of "Other Desert Cities"Photo by Joan Marcus
'Other Desert Cities'
By Jon Robin BaitzDirected by Joe MantelloBooth Theatre, New YorkOpening night: Nov. 3, 2011 (plays through March 25, 2012)
Monette Magrath and Jason Dechert in "Desire Under the Elms"Photo by Craig Schwartz
'Desire Under the Elms'
By Eugene O’NeillDirected by Dámaso RodriguezA Noise Within Theatre, PasadenaNov. 19-Dec. 18, 2011
“Desire Under The Elms” was written in 1924 by ...
Dancers of the Trey McIntyre Project in "The Sweeter End"Photo by Eliot Kamenitz, Times-Picayune
Trey McIntyre Project
“In Dreams” (2007), “Gravity Heroes” (2011) and “The Sweeter End” (2011)Zellerbach Hall, BerkeleyNov. 18, 2011
“Look over yonder, What do you see? ...
Opera in three acts by George Frideric HandelOriginal production by Nicholas HytnerRevival directed by Michael WallingConducted by Patrick SummersSan Francisco Opera (company premiere), War Memorial Opera HouseOct. 30-Nov. 19, 2011
Though the Bay Area’s ovation-prone operagoers once ...
Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in the Broadway production of "Venus in Fur"Photo by Joan Marcus
'Venus in Fur'
By David IvesDirected by Walter BobbieManhattan Theatre Club at Samuel J. Friedman TheatreOpening Night: Nov. 8, 2011
When David Ives’s ...