Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cirque du Soleil's Varekai

Cirque du Soleil's current arena show actually dates back to 2002, and boasts one of the company's most inane concepts. My review of Varekai's here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mala Hierba

The characters may be archetypes but that doesn't mean they aren't compelling in Tanya Saracho's new play, Mala Hierba. A good bet for the summer. My review's here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Interview with The Honorable Woman's Hugo Blick

It's always a pleasure to interview people who not only have put some thought into what they do, but can also articulate their process. Thataway to my chat with Hugo Blick, the writer-director of The Honorable Woman. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Lightning Thief

Tip of the hat to Theatreworks USA for tackling the first book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, but, er, maybe that was a big bite? My review's here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Shorts Series A

The annual anthology of one-act plays returns with — what else? — an uneven first batch. Click here for my review.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Drop Dead Perfect

I could watch Everett Quinton all night but Drop Dead Perfect isn't good enough for his talents. My review's here.

Movies that fizzled onstage

Theater producers are looking at movies for inspiration, but a word of warning: Just because something worked on screen doesn't mean it's going to work on stage. Click here for my look at five adaptations that fizzled this past season.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes

A lack of firepower only underlined the slightness of Pump Boys and Dinettes at City Center. Click here for my review of the last Encores! Off-Center of the season.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust

At long last, I have seen Randy Newman's Faust! It was just as bonkers as I imagined -- even more, actually -- and the songs were heavenly (pun not intended). My review is here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Lion

What a meek roar this big cat has... My review of Benjamin Scheuer's solo musical is here.