Manhattan Theatre Club mounts Ibsen's rarely staged 1882 play
Henrik Ibsen's 1882 play An Enemy of the People--about a shattering crisis of ethics vs. corruption--is getting the stuffiness taken out of it in the Manhattan Theatre Club production directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes. The trimmed text doesn't belabor anything as it moves forward and the translat ... More >>
The Voice's Michael Feingold already reviewed The Columnist, in which John Lithgow brilliantly portrays columnist Joseph Alsop in David Auburn's new play on Broadway. But, we wanted to share a few thoughts about our experience watching it this weekend, in light of other things we've been writing abo ... More >>
David Auburn and John Lithgow tackle Joseph Alsop
A gay columnist on Broadway? I never signed a release. Oh, wait. This one's closeted. Sort of David Auburn's The Columnist has John Lithgow as Joseph Alsop, the real-life Washington scribe who got a gay blackmail threat from the KGB but decided to trump them by taking the evidence to the FBI.
John Lithgow stars in The Columnist
Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone is in talks to star in a revival of Hello, Dolly! and already the chatterati are concerned. "Does she have the warmth for the role?" some of them are nattering on various bored boards. Um, yes she does.
A new play from Julia Cho, an old one from Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry's classic play Driving Miss Daisy
Lincoln Center mounts a story of stagestruck youth
Stew in Passing Strange, tinazimmer.com More important than who gets the silly, old Democratic nomination is who will nab the TONY nominations (which will be announced tomorrow; you'll know it when all theater queens suddenly start shrieking, crying, and saying "What the fuck?"). So here are my sea ... More >>
South Pacific, Gypsy, and Juno show how 1950s Broadway got 'serious'
Next to it, a typical new play looks pretty small
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
Gypsy is younger than ever, but LuPone's Madam Rose is the maddest yet
The hero won't play along in Sondheim's distinctively bleak musical
Rose's ancient TV play may not be great drama, but it's a great set of opportunities for actors