Blackbird, Tempest: Theatre Review: culturevulture.net

Manhattan Theatre Club March 15-June 10, 2008 by David Harrower, directed by Joe Mantello; featuring Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill. First commissioned and presented by the Edinburgh International Festival, August 2005. http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/ by William Shakespeare, directed by Brian Kulick;  ...

Betrayal – Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter can be as inscrutable as anybody this side of Samuel Beckett. That’s one of the reasons that his 1978 Betrayal came as such a relief. Totally accessible, the story of a woman, her husband and her lover  ...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Eugene O’Neill’s flawed last masterpiece is given a welcome and high voltage revival at the start of Kevin Spacey’s second year as artistic director of the Old Vic. The play is masterfully directed by Howard Davies who is re-united  ...

Forever Tango

Suggested reading: Tango: The Dance, the Song, the Story (1997), Simon Collier (Editor) Paper Tangos (1998), Julie M. Taylor Quickstart to Tango (1998), Jeff Allenan Tango and the Political Economy of Passion (1995), Marta E.  ...

Beauty in a Broken Place – Colm Toibin

Dublin, 1926: the skeptical representation of the 1916 rebellion in The Plough and the Stars has provoked riots. The grieving widows of Republican martyrs are being hauled through the streets by Irish policemen and the public is outraged. Lady  ...

Candide

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein ... Like virtually every other major production before it, the Royal National Theatre’s Candide has undergone considerable alteration. One of the great flawed Broadway musicals, the show has been endlessly  ...

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

A century and a quarter have passed since Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House scandalized respectable audiences and delighted independent thinkers. A lot of progress has been made since then, especially in the area of women’s rights. But, as the  ...

Fully Committed

Ethan Sandler in the San Francisco production We have this godawful new word in the language: reservationist. (It's certainly not in my Random House Unabridged.) The word emerged, one supposes, because it is only in recent years  ...

The First 100 Years

With a nod to the French novelist, clown/comic actor Geoff Hoyle has written a "remembrance of things Proust" - Jack Proust, that is ("little or no relation to Marcel"),an aging comedian living in an abandoned theater. Essentially a solo  ...