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Friday, February 6, 2015

Into the Woods by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Why another stage production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine "Into the Woods" while the film version is currently playing? The Roundabout Theatre Company is…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Road to Damascus by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Set at some time in the near future, Tom Dulack’s The Road to Damascus (not to be confused with Strindberg’s play of similar name) is set in a world not that…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Although the play is written in the retro form of upper middle class drawing room comedy, it has a serious message and theme. The fear or terror that Edna (Higgi…

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Lionboy by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Shadow puppetry, audience participation, actors as animals, talking lions, ladders as boats, a circus with a trapeze artist and a bearded lady, a live drums and …

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Film Chinois by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck While "Film Chinois" certainly has an interesting premise to create a stage film noir set in turbulent postwar China, the play fails to deliver on its promise to…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gigi by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Not only does Anita Loos’ adaptation of "Gigi" not make us miss the famous Lerner and Loewe songs, its intimacy and sophistication make it a fine play in its o…

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dying For It by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Dying for It, Moira Buffini’s free adaptation of The Suicide, is fine as a drama but the premise makes it a classic farce. Unfortunately, the Atlantic Theater …

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Every Brilliant Thing by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck "Every Brilliant Thing" is a wonderful evening in the theater and a reminder that though life may offer bad or unhappy episodes, that there are wonderful things …

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Elephant Man by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck This third Broadway outing of Bernard Pomerance’s "The Elephant Man" has its strengths and its weaknesses. On the one hand, it has Bradley Cooper’s magnifice…

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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Invisible Hand by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar has been having a very good year. His second play, "The Who and the What," had its premiere this summer at Lincoln Cent…

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Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Carol – Titan Theatre Company by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck While the use of 44 characters (with at least one actor playing as many as five roles) may make this show a bit difficult for the younger children to follow, the…

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

El gato con botas by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Whether you regularly go to the opera or not, the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's co-production of El gato con botos is an enchanting theater…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rollo’s Wild Oat by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Michael Hardart, who piloted Metropolitan Playhouse's successful productions of "Within the Law," "A Man's World," "The Great Divide" and "Under the Gaslight," h…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sense and Sensibility by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Janeites, arise! Take yourself to The Sheen Center for Bedlam Theatre Company's world premiere stage adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" that is…

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Allegro by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck "Allegro" was inspired by Thornton Wilder's Our Town which also uses no scenery and uses the actors as a chorus commenting on the action. Aside from the actors a…

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Sticks and Bones by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck With "Sticks and Bones"' theme of the displacement of the returning American army veteran once again topical due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the play wo…

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

It’s Only a Play by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck The revival of Terrence McNally's theater comedy, It's Only a Play, has the starriest cast in town. It reunites Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broder…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Major Barbara by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck In the hands of David Staller, founding artistic director of the Gingold Theatrical Group, and The Pearl Theatre ensemble, Shaw's play of ideas becomes a delight…

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Tamburlaine, Parts I and II by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Often credited as the play that proved to the Elizabethans that blank verse was the way to go with stage tragedy, it also heavily influenced contemporary William…

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lost Lake by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Auburn doesn't tell us enough about the back stories of these characters so that the portraits aren't fully drawn, and each scene is structured to reveal only on…

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Friday, November 21, 2014

The River by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Hugh Jackman's charismatic, sinister and charming performance is the only reason to see Jez Butterworth's delicate but thin play, The River, Butterworth's next B…

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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Oldest Boy by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Sarah Ruhl's latest play, The Oldest Boy, having its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse, is a magical spiritual investigation into the …

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

On the Town by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck This On the Town, with 29 musicians and 31 actors, begins with a huge American flag and the singing of the national anthem, just as would have happened every nig…

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Girl Who Came to Supper by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck The Girl Who Came to Supper from the 1963-64 Broadway season was Noel Coward's last musical and the only one in which he wrote music and lyrics to another author…

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Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck When Terrence McNally premiered Lips Together, Teeth Apart in 1991, the world was in the throes of fear over the AIDS epidemic. This long three-act play about ho…

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Friday, November 7, 2014

The Fortress of Solitude by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Despite the novel's length of 511 pages, its focus on the music of its period would make this a natural for musicalization. The resulting show is an unusual stag…

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Last Ship by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck The problem with the show is the book by first time librettist John Logan (Red, Never the Sinner) and Brian Yorkey (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the musical …

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Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Underlying all of the storytelling is the archetype of Homer's Odyssey, the story of another journey in another time of war. Many of the characters (Penny, Ulyss…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Found by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Twenty-two of the 28 songs set to the sophisticated rhythms of composer Eli Bolin are based on the actual texts of these found missives and all of the many notes…

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck The Big Apple Circus' new edition for its 37th Season called "Metamorphosis" is a winner. Breathtaking acts alternate with performances of such skill that all yo…

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Carnival! by Victor Gluck

This post is by Victor Gluck Everyone loves Lili and she is back in the crisp, taut, melodic revival of Bob Merrill's Carnival! in a concert staging courtesy of Musicals Tonight!. Aside from…

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