Bash – Neil LaBute

Paul Rudd and Calista Flockhart in the Showtime production of "Bash" "Atrocity is ‘the new black’," says filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute (Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty) in the introduction to the programme for  ...

Suddenly Last Summer, others

New York enjoyed outstanding theater during Fall of 2006. The city in this respect lived up to its reputation for having the most and the best theater in the world. We still tend to think of London in that category  ...

Amy’s View

Teal & Orange Cubes Tapestry Carpet Bag with Shoulder Strap Amy’s View, the David Hare vehicle for Dame Judi Dench currently playing on Broadway, is a stirring, complex play that follows a mother-daughter relationship over  ...

Crave

Crave, a one-act drama that premiered in 1998 by the late Sarah Kane, comes out of the experimental and absurdist tradition of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Like the plays of Beckett, Pinter, and Albee, Crave combines wordplay,  ...

‘Hamlet’: More on The Melancholy Dane

Hamlet became our badge of cultural literacy so long ago, it is well nigh impossible to see a production without stumbling over the baggage of familiarity. To list some of it as a reminder of the trouble, there’s the  ...

Chicago – The Musical

Walter Bobbie's revival of Fred Ebb and John Kander's Chicago (seen by your reviewer in London in January) is, seemingly, unstoppable. Productions are opening the world over to ecstatic reviews and the London mounting, which had its first  ...

Doubt

Broadway Touring Company Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco John Patrick Shanley had the last laugh on whoever threw him out of the kindergarten at St. Helena’s in the Bronx and later, expelled him from Cardinal Spellman High  ...