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  • 2010 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University

    Theater Reviews

2005 Stories by Michael Feingold

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  • Tourette, With Lemon

    published October 18, 2005

    After the giant lemon came down, as a back-drop for the wedding finale, most members of the theater press realized that it was no use cracking... More >>

  • Thirty Years Later, Ayckbourn's Absurdity Doesn't Seem so Singular Anymore

    published October 18, 2005

    The absurd persons of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular actually come in pairs, three couples whom we see at a succession of... More >>

  • Building the Monolith

    published October 18, 2005

    May 18, 1993 Vast, sprawling, and wordy, Angels in America instantly announces itself as American. Its eccentric, catchall... More >>

  • Stage Beauty

    published October 18, 2005

    The theater—the Downtown one, the only one that really means anything in New York's cultural life—was born at roughly the same time as... More >>

  • Giving Us Pause

    published October 11, 2005

    Every playwright of stature has a single most famous line, and Harold Pinter's is undoubtedly (Pause.). The key moments of Pinter's drama,... More >>

  • Duel Voltage

    published October 11, 2005

    A Soldier's Play is really two plays folded into one, and the principal merit of Jo Bonney's new production at Second Stage, as compared to... More >>

  • Como se Dice Comedy Channel en Español?

    published October 11, 2005

    Unlike New York's Latino theatergoers themselves, Latinologues is a show that has arrived here on what is sardonically called "Latin... More >>

  • Theater

    published October 11, 2005

    A horrible mix-up took place at BAM last week. While the National Ballet of China was performing at the Opera House, some members of what is... More >>

  • Moving Mythology

    published October 4, 2005

    Taxonomy first: An hour-long piece for clarinet, soprano, and piano, Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice has most often been described... More >>

  • The Eisenhower Error

    published October 4, 2005

    I am a sentimentalist. I miss the theater of my childhood and adolescence, having been one of the lucky ones who was taken to theaters (or snuck... More >>

  • August Wilson (1945-2005)

    published September 27, 2005

    August Wilson was born and raised in Pittsburgh. If you don't know that, you've never seen one of his plays, virtually all of which take place... More >>

  • Positive Approaches

    published September 27, 2005

    Except when it screams, which only happens at a few brief instants late in its 95-minute running time, In the Continuum is a subtle,... More >>

  • Dr. Kinsey Set Off a Deafening Report; Dr. Sex, Aiming to Echo It, Proves Only a Mild Pop

    published September 27, 2005

    Remember sex? Americans used to worry about it a lot. But that was before the Sexual Revolution , before Stonewall, before Mapplethorpe, before... More >>

  • Big City Blues

    published September 20, 2005

    Like so many of Dawn Powell's heroes and heroines, the young lovers of her 1931 play Walking Down Broadway are small-town kids at sea in... More >>

  • Breuer Chairs a Phalanx of High-Flying Artists in a Family Saga

    published September 20, 2005

    Beware," said Ghelderode, "of poetry that announces itself with placards." Such warnings have never stopped Lee Breuer of Mabou Mines, whose... More >>

  • Theater

    published September 20, 2005

    James Lapine's Fran's Bed is as pretty, and as empty, a theatrical event as you're likely to see this year, a stylishly turned puzzle about... More >>

  • Taking the Plunge

    published September 13, 2005

    Very few people, I imagine, would go to a new musical if they were told in advance that the characters were all dolphins, so I suppose I've... More >>

  • Theater

    published September 13, 2005

    Satire is an aggressive act, and few aesthetic acts could be more aggressive than the two halves of Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims... More >>

  • To Judge by Jenny Chow, Our Future May Not Be as Cut Android as People Think

    published September 13, 2005

    You might not be able to notice at first what a charming and sweet-natured play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow is, because its young... More >>

  • September Maugham

    published September 6, 2005

    "The tables of consanguinity," one of Bernard Shaw's characters remarks, "have a natural basis in a natural repugnance." Whether the remark is... More >>

  • Al Carmines (1936–2005)

    published August 30, 2005

    The first time I saw Al Carmines, he was composing. Like most people crowded into the Cherry Lane Theater to see In Circles that evening, I... More >>

  • Reviving Verona

    published August 23, 2005

    I am, I suppose, old. I was at the press opening of the original production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in Central Park, so many years ago,... More >>

  • Nielsen, Rating

    published August 23, 2005

    The last time Kristine Nielsen appeared in a play by Chris Durang, her character was named after an instrument that measures the power of... More >>

  • Love, Death, Confusion

    published August 16, 2005

    That Terrence McNally loves the theater, there's no doubt. Where other playwrights of his generation have let themselves be engulfed by... More >>

  • What's in a Name? 'Lennon' Offers Less of John Alone Than of John and Yoko.

    published August 9, 2005

    After all the backstage upheavals, with show doctors coming and going and dire predictions emanating from the gossip columns, the basic problem... More >>

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