Contact

Like the 1975 musical megahit A Chorus Line, Contact grew out of an idea nurtured in a dancers' workshop environment. But Michael Bennett's glittering musical was rooted in the personal experiences of the dancers within the workshop. The book  ...

The Beautiful Game

Theatregoers walking into the Cambridge Theatre are greeted by the site of a black stage surrounded by a bombed out proscenium. Lloyd Webber’s latest is an attempt to get away from the theatrical spectaculars of Phantom, Starlight and Sunset  ...

Cabaret

Suggested reading: I Am a Camera Christopher Isherwood, John van Druten The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin Christopher Isherwood Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s (1995),  ...

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  ...