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Friday, September 14, 2018

Lowry’s Spotlight Theater, closing after 20 years, goes out with a laugh by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Why not laugh as we lament the demise of a longtime local theater company?

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:04PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

From the Supreme Court to a Denver stage: Colorado cake case the inspiration for play by “This Is Us” writer by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The regional premiere of "The Cake" at Curious Theatre is a slice of modern life, showing how difficult it is to make even slight progress toward understanding across the divides.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:42PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A writer and producer of the NBC tear-jerking hit “This Is Us” is bringing her play to Boulder by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Bekah Brunstetter discusses her 2016 play, and even gives some "This Is Us" insider stories.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:40PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Theater review: “This Is Modern Art” at Jones Theatre explores line between creative genius and vandalism by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

In "This Is Modern Art," a consciously hip play by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin about graffiti artists and the rules that constrict and inform their work, the basic definitions of art are c…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:46PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: Curious Theatre’s challenging “Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide” is a three-plus hour intellectual trial by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The cacophony of angry voices is a hammer to the head in Tony Kushner's play at Denver's Curious Theatre. Then there's the literal hammering. And the annoying clapping. Sometimes all at once…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:52PM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

“Hamilton” Denver review: Broadway knockout travels well, delivers seamless wonder at Buell by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

At Denver's Buell Theatre through April 1, the national touring cast delivers a knockout performance.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:38PM
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: Black Box’s “Sense and Sensibility” is a rollicking take on the Jane Austen classic by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

You don't have to be a hardcore Austen fan to find this "Sense and Sensibility" a delightful, clever spectacle.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:46PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Theater review: A gigantic, pretty production of “The King and I” sags at the Buell by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Director Bartlett Sher's highly regarded Lincoln Center revival won accolades in 2015 and is now at the Buell Theatre for a two-week run.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:50PM
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Theater review: Colorful “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” returns to Arvada Center by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The Andrew Lloyd Webber war horse "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a family-friendly musical with a nod to camp, gets a rousing revisit at the Arvada Center through Dec. 23. N…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:54PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Theater review: In troubling times, rom-com “Beau Jest” is a simpatico distraction by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

This is a fine production, pleasing for audiences seeking ultra-light comedy that steers clear of anything challenging.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:33PM

Theater review: On its 20th anniversary, “Rent” returns to Denver as relevant than ever by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Not only does the epic rock musical hold up, it's also still surprisingly relevant.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:33PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Theater review: Examining wartime photography, “The Body of An American” finds haunting negatives by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

O'Brien draws parallels between shocking global news and personal family tragedy, demonstrating how early traumas have lingering effects.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:24PM
Friday, October 20, 2017

Put yourself inside “The Wild Party” with immersive Roaring Twenties musical at Stanley Marketplace by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The event is a sensory explosion, complete with vintage Victrolas, stunning costumes and a seven-piece orchestra tucked away in a corner.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:24AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Farcical “The Foreigner” reminds you that racism is still alive in some parts of America by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

"The Foreigner," a fun and funny farce from the 1980s, just happens to have renewed relevance at the moment.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:24PM
Monday, September 25, 2017

In DCPA’s all-male “Macbeth,” sex and tragedy meet in a mosh pit by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The tragedy is interpreted by director Robert O'Hara as a study in machismo, male relationships and what it means to be a man.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:33PM
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Powerful play on family, racism, “Appropriate,” opens Curious Theatre’s 20th season by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

In 2017, "Appropriate" asks audiences to understand the hatred, the anger and the pathologies that evolved as a result of the racist past.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:54AM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: Experimental theater company takes the JonBenet story over the top, and it works by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

With "House of Gold," playwright Gregory S. Moss has anticipated the audience's revulsion and —preconceptions -- and taken it all over the top.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:04PM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Benchmark Theatre launches a fantastical Fever Dream Festival by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Benchmark will hold what organizers hope will be the first annual Fever Dream Festival June 16-18 at Buntport Theatre, 717 Lipan St. in Denver, intended as “a celebration of science fictio…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:18AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Review: “Curious Incident” at DCPA is a technical feat lacking in heart by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Where the book was powerful, the show is overpowering.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:48PM

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