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  • 2010 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University

    Theater Reviews

2003 Stories by Michael Feingold

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  • Paris When It Fizzles

    published December 30, 2003

    French grand opera was bound to come back. The most objurgated and strenuously rejected of music-theater genres, expensive to produce and... More >>

  • Neil Simon's sad Dilemma: The ghost and no Ms. Moore

    published December 30, 2003

    A soft thud, as of a window shutting by itself in a long-deserted house, is the impression left by Rose's Dilemma, a play that doesn't mean... More >>

  • Winter's (Moral) Tales

    published December 23, 2003

    "A sad tale's best for winter," says the little prince who dies young in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, and Off-Broadway's taken him at... More >>

  • The Parody of Parodies That Broadway Musicals Deserve

    published December 23, 2003

    Anything you can do, icons do better. At least, it seems so in today's musical theater, with its endless parade of revivals, "revisals," and... More >>

  • Sightlines

    published December 23, 2003

    Jeez, this guy Bill Irwin is soooo unprofessional. Look at him in The Regard Evening: He's still asleep in bed when they call "places." He... More >>

  • Feature This

    published December 16, 2003

    I call them the YGBs. Seemingly out of nowhere, in the past few years, the theater's received a shoal of African American women playwrights who... More >>

  • Dinner for 300, Supper for 30: Kitchen-sink super-realism

    published December 16, 2003

    You use half the butter in Denmark for this recipe and all the sugar in Cuba," says Jonathan Reynolds in Dinner With Demons, letting the... More >>

  • Sightlines

    published December 16, 2003

    Two lonely, unalike people meet, bond, quarrel (just in time for an act break), but reunite and stick together till one has to go. This... More >>

  • Goods and Disservices

    published December 9, 2003

    I suppose, as a musical-theater purist, I should be up on my high horse about Never Gonna Dance, and if I had enough space I would... More >>

  • Identity May Be Fluid, But Wife's Quality is Unmistakable

    published December 9, 2003

    The most impressive ensemble cast currently on Broadway is wrapped up in the riveting person of Jefferson Mays, who embodies the host of... More >>

  • Sightlines

    published December 9, 2003

    Late in Nothing but the Truth, an aging black librarian in the newly democratized South Africa (played by author John Kani) is asked if he... More >>

  • Southern Composure

    published December 2, 2003

    Caroline, or Change is the first post-Structuralist musical. This makes it a failure by definition, since a work that fends off audiences'... More >>

  • Without Honor

    published November 25, 2003

    This week I am at a loss. Everyone has been running around raving about The Beard of Avon and Henry IV, both of which bored me, the... More >>

  • New York, New York: It Used To Be a Helluva Wonderful Town

    published November 25, 2003

    Because she was blacklisted in the 1950s, the novelist Ruth McKenney isn't as well-known today as she should be. Yet her New Yorker stories... More >>

  • Theater

    published November 25, 2003

    A door, three tables, a large number of loudly clattering plates, and an even larger number of hopelessly entangled family relationships comprise... More >>

  • Southern Discomforts

    published November 18, 2003

    It's wonderful how technology and television have winnowed down ancient stereotypes. Southerners, traditionally, are supposed to be outgoing,... More >>

  • Taboo Ought To Be Better, But It Could Be a Whole Lot Worse

    published November 18, 2003

    As you've no doubt already heard, Taboo is distinctly not faboo. Still, it's a lot more entertaining than you might expect. Its chief... More >>

  • Paging the Future

    published November 11, 2003

    Max Beerbohm's Seven Men contains the story of Enoch Soames, an 1890s "decadent" poet so desperate to find out what his future reputation... More >>

  • Vogel Heads for Inner Space; Pinter Drifts With the Stars

    published November 11, 2003

    Some believe McLuhan; others think the medium destroys itself when it insists on being the message. Paula Vogel's on the former side. The material... More >>

  • Green Witch, Mean Time

    published November 4, 2003

    Kansas, I think we're not in toto anymore. The Land of Oz is currently under deconstruction, and its charming characters have suddenly acquired an... More >>

  • Amateur Night in Dixie: Cat Proves It Has Nine Lives

    published November 4, 2003

    I don't know where their voice boxes are located," Maggie the Cat says of her brother-in-law's five noisy "no-neck monsters," early in Cat on a... More >>

  • Theater

    published November 4, 2003

    It's a typical day, more or less, in the world of fabulously wealthy Svetlana and Antonio Peters. The Catholic Church has merged with the Baptists... More >>

  • Twofer Romance

    published October 28, 2003

    We'll go over this again, simply, for the uninstructed. Shakespeare was a professional playwright, part owner of a theater company. He wrote for... More >>

  • Academics Devour Their Books; Spouses Devour Each Other

    published October 28, 2003

    John Lithgow and Eileen Atkins are superb actors; watching them work is a tremendous pleasure. Newcomer Ben Chaplin gives them solid support.... More >>

  • Personal Bestings

    published October 21, 2003

    People have been telling me for weeks that The Boy From Oz would be a hit because it had a huge ackman in it. I invariably replied that... More >>

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