Category Archives: Theater

Miniature Glass Figures Fit Perfectly Into the Booth

Attention, anyone who ever took high school English: As a teacher I attempted to bring “The Glass Menagerie” to life in my classroom, but make no mistake about it – seeing it performed on Broadway gives it the helium it … Continue reading

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Nice Truck If You Can Get It

Here’s the premise. A shiny, new Nissan “Hardbody” pickup is up for grabs.  It involves ten contestants in an endurance test at a car dealership in Longview, Texas. Based on a documentary called “Hands on a Hardbody,” the musical version is … Continue reading

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Matilda

“Matilda, Matilda, Matilda- she take me money and run Venezuela.” Growing up and listening to Harry Belafonte on the family hi fi  was my first encounter with the name “Matilda.” And then came Roald Dahl’s bizarre short story, which was … Continue reading

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Whipped Into Freedom

What an engaging, thought-provoking little-known drama I saw today at The City Center. “The Whipping Man,” starring one of our greater actors, Andre Braugher, jarred the audience into sitting upright in our seats as Matthew Lopez’s unpredictable plot unfolded. A slice … Continue reading

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Broadway Promises to Lend Them a Tony

I feel so fortunate  to have seen two musicals whose female featured actors are up for Tonys this season. Katie Finneran’s tipsy barfly brought down the house (and received a standing ovation mid show!) in “Promises, Promises” and Jan Maxwell, with a … Continue reading

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Broadway Revival “Promises” to Make You Smile

Never a Burt Bacharach fan, I did however attend a preview of the revival “Promises, Promises”  compliments of sister Emily who did the music copying. (Emily Grishman Music Preparation along with Kathy Edmonds.) I even gave up the first night of  … Continue reading

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I’ve Got “Come Fly Away” Under My Skin

Calling all Sinatra fans: Find your way over to the Marquis Theater. Twyla Tharp’s paean to Ol’ Blue Eyes won me over and I can’t say I’ve ever been a Sinatra fan. His voice has been removed from all previously recorded … Continue reading

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