They must have thought her performance as agent Sue Mengers in I'll Eat You Last was just too frothily campy to count as capital-A Acting--especially when you have serious contenders like avant-garde queen Fiona Shaw angsting it up in The Testament of Mary. But wait, they didn't nominate Shaw eithe ... More >>
Holland Taylor as Ann Richards. Alan Cumming as Macbeth. Bette Midler as Sue Mengers. Fiona Shaw as the Virgin Mary. Why such an avalanche of solo outings on Broadway (though to be fair, Cumming has two medical workers watching him and occasionally murmuring something)? Easy: The economy! There's ... More >>
Fiona Shaw and Colm Tóibin explore the inner life of Jesus's mom
I generally loathe one-person shows because they often fail to be all that dramatic, usually consisting of a long-winded famous person pretending to be another long-winded famous person, taking an occasional breath only when the phone rings. But the three one-woman shows that are coming sound like ... More >>
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Note to Greek husbands: Killing child not best idea
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