Dirty Blonde – Claudia Shear

"I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde." Some Mae West fans can quote every line from every film and then some. In Claudia Shear's play with music, lots of recognizable West lines have been  ...

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne has carved out an odd niche for himself re-inventing the story ballet for a new century. Previous works include a “Swan Lake” featuring buff male swans, a “Nutcracker” which took place in a Dickensian orphanage, “Car Man,” which  ...

Big Love – Charles L. Mee

Big Love is big fun at Berkeley Rep. O.K., so it’s Aeschylus again but Charles L. Mee’s zany rehash of the ancient story of 50 brides who flee 50 grooms rather than be forced into marriage bears little  ...

Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in Concert

The first thing you see as you squeeze by the ticket booth is a guy standing outside holding a huge sign which says: "Cool," says one gray-beard to his friend in relaxed-fit jeans. "Are those bands?" We all  ...

American Buffalo

Director Mark Brokaw returns to the Dublin stage with the latest in a series of high profile productions of American dramas. He has switched registers from the stately intellectual rhythms of Arthur Miller (The Price, A View From the Bridge)  ...

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Feb 9-March 11, 2007 Hedda Gabler has long stood beside Nora of A Doll’s House as an example of Henrik Ibsen’s women, hemmed in by the conventions of their  ...

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  ...