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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Elizabeth Wollman

Brinkhoff/MoegenburgHave you ever seen Change of Habit (1969), the last movie Elvis Presley had a starring role in? Presley plays a doctor who works at a clinic. . . "In the Ghetto". Mary Ty…

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You Can't Take It With You by Elizabeth Wollman

Sara KrulwichYou Can't Take It With You, currently running in star-studded revival at the Longacre, has been reviewed twice already on this blog. Wendy really enjoyed it (you can read her re…

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Waiting for Godot (Vartn af Godot) by Elizabeth Wollman

Waiting for Godot is one of those masterpieces of modern drama that everyone has read or seen or, at the very least, picked up the basics of through cultural absorption. (If you have manag…

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Parade (New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA) by Elizabeth Wollman

Parade (book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown) is a musical about the 1913 Leo Frank case, which culminates in his lynching in 1915. A lot of people find entertainments…

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Sunday at the Circus with the Bread and Puppet Theater by Elizabeth Wollman

Photo: Me.Bread and Puppet Theater, a politically radical puppet theater troupe, has been around since the early 1960s. In its first years, it was based in New York City, where, presumably, …

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cabaret by Elizabeth Wollman

Joan MarcusIt's one thing to enter the canon; it's another to do so while simultaneously bucking just about everything the canon dictates in the first place.I've been thinking a lot about Ca…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Elizabeth Wollman

Photo: Yoshi KametaniThe original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which ran Off Broadway at the Jane Street Theater from February 1998 to April 2000, was a show I followed more clos…

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Elizabeth Wollman

When one monstrously talented person impersonates another monstrously talented person, the desire to resort to cliches doubles in intensity. And since seeing Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Em…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Post-Tony Snark by Elizabeth Wollman

The Tony Awards are always my favorite awards ceremony, but this year they really pissed me off. And while I am the first to argue that the Tonys are never an accurate barometer of the broad…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Tonys are coming! The Tonys are coming! by Elizabeth Wollman

Oh, my heart is filled with joy!This year, more than perhaps any other, the race is wide open, just about every Tony award is up for grabs, and no one knows what the hell is going on.  …

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Elizabeth Wollman

When it opened in November, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder got some of the best reviews of the season. Which is especially nice because it is a small, old-fashioned musical with no s…

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kvelertak, Gojira, and Mastodon by Elizabeth Wollman

No, motherfuckers, I'm not kidding. A show's a show, and I saw this one, so I'm writing it up.A little background before I explain why I just called you a motherfucker: I've never self-ident…

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Violet by Elizabeth Wollman

Few people look directly at Violet (Sutton Foster), and those who do tend to react in unsettling, unsubtle ways. Badly scarred as a child by an axehead that flew off its handle, Violet has g…

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

(Other People's) Musings on The Tony Nominations by Elizabeth Wollman

It's that time of year again. No, not quite time for the Tony Awards ceremony itself--that won't be broadcast until Sunday, June 8th. Rather, it's the time of year where everyone celebrates …

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Monday, April 21, 2014

A new post on an old favorite by Elizabeth Wollman

Hi, all:It's mid/late semester for me, which is why I've been largely absent from this blog of late. But I've missed you all dearly, and I promise to be back in full force in late spring and…

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

If/Then by Elizabeth Wollman

If/Then, an original musical by the Next to Normal writer/composer team of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, has a great deal going for it: a dynamite cast headed up by the bona-fide Broadway star …

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Russian theater parody by Elizabeth Wollman

Good people, have you seen this? Because if you haven't, you must. Go. Go now. Watch. It's as good and as brilliant and as effective as this--if not more so.You're welcome.

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