Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Boesman and Lena by Sandi Durell

“We’re all of humanity, whether we like it or not.”     by Carol Rocamora   That may be a line from Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, but it also belongs in the stunning revival of Boe…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Boesman and Lena — a racially charged Waiting for Godot set in apartheid South Africa

Athol Fugard’s portrait of dispossession and despair resonates in New York, where homelessness has soared

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Ferryman Welcomes Brian d’Arcy James, Holley Fain & a Company of New Stars by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented slate of stage veterans join the cast of Jez Butterworth's fiery new drama The Ferryman beginning on February 19. They replace the original company of principal stars, who pla…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Duncan Weldon obituary by Michael Coveney

‘Old school’ theatre producer behind successes such as Stones in His Pockets, Waiting for Godot and No, No NanetteThe image of the West End theatre producer has changed radically in the …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

10 Shows That Stood Out for Me in 2018 by Broadwayandme

The end of the year has sneaked up on me. I got lost in the whir of finishing the school semester where I teach, getting ready for Christmas and dealing with some health problems (nothing se…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Waiting for Godot (New Yiddish Rep) by Joel Benjamin

Translator Shane Baker has found excellent Yiddish equivalents for Beckett’s language.  He understands that Yiddish is a minor key tongue full of sadness, quicksilver tone changes, perfec…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

This Week on Broadway for January 6, 2019: Talk About Theater Recordings by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss New Yiddish Rep’s Samuel Beckett’s Vartn Af Godot (Waiting for Godot), things we missed in last week’s the be…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Return of Bina Sharif by Darryl Reilly

Darryl Reilly, Critic “I’m not a real dancer but in this play, I celebrate my health.” Bina Sharif emotionally said to the audience following the curtain call of her self-written play,…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Alvin Epstein, a Frequent Interpreter of Samuel Beckett, Dies at 93 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Epstein appeared in the original Broadway production of Waiting for Godot, as well as numerous productions of Endgame.

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Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93 by Diane Nottle

In a long stage career that took him from Yale to Broadway, he was steeped in the author of “Waiting for Godot,” acting in its Broadway premiere in 1956.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: ‘Endgame’ at United States Naval Academy by Charles Green

The Masqueraders’ production of Endgame, performed at the United States Naval Academy, is a powerful piece of theater. Samuel Beckett’s classic 1957 play, considered one of his best afte…

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Waiting for Godot - The Messages Still Resonate by [email protected] (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd Hollander“Extraordinary the tricks that memory plays”, a character exclaims in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. One would be hard pressed to find a truer state…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Ian McKellen to Celebrate 80th Birthday with 80-Venue U.K. Tour of New Solo Show by Andy Lefkowitz

What a way to celebrate! Stage-and-screen legend Ian McKellen has announced an 80-venue U.K. tour of the new solo show Ian McKellen on Stage in honor of his 80th birthday. Sean Mathias …

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Waiting for Godot (Druid Theatre) by Darryl Reilly

Ms. Hynes has the cast at full speed emphasizing slapstick and employing stylized poses and gestures.  There’s exaggerated choreography-like movement such as extending legs and dipping do…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Waiting for Godot by Wendy Caster

The superb Druid production of Waiting for Godot, which is part of the Lincoln Center White Light festival, is damn close to perfect. Garry Hynes's meticulous direction exquisitely bala…

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Waiting For Godot by Sandi Durell

  by Adam Cohen   In a desolate land lies a stone, shaped by waiting for who knows how long to a stool.  A sad dying tree with three branches undulates.  And a dry tableau of f…

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Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater by Deb Miller

Following its highly-acclaimed premiere in the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland’s Druid theater company closes its worldwide tour of the award-winning production of Samuel …

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: A ‘Waiting for Godot’ as Comically Futile as a Looney Tune by Ben Brantley

Garry Hines’s very funny interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s best-known work finds the kinetic cartoon humor in existential futility.

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Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s Masterpiece Masterfully Handled by David Finkle

★★★★★ Druid's Gerry Hynes directs Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in a brilliantly physical version The post Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s Masterpiece Masterfully Handled …

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Waiting for Godot: Whiling Away a Few Fine Hours With an Irish Didi and Gogo by Michael Sommers

★★★★ The Druid company infuses Samuel Beckett's bleak drama with a wonderful sense of life The post Waiting for Godot: Whiling Away a Few Fine Hours With an Irish Didi and Gogo appea…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Why "On Beckett" is the Best Show in Town by Broadwayandme

Bill Irwin is a genius. And it’s not just me saying that. The folks at the MacArthur Foundation made that official 34 years ago when they gave him one of their famous five-year fellowships…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Watt by Arts Review

Before Irish writer Samuel Beckett produced Waiting for Godot, he wrote the “novel” (to some a loose classification) Watt in bursts from 1941 to 1945. Barry McGovern has distilled the wo…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018

James & Jamesy in the Dark by Joel Benjamin

"James & Jamesy in the Dark" is apparently the product of a long trial and error rehearsal process according to the aforementioned program notes.  The self-involving process, unfortuna…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse by Sebastian Calver

Mamma Mia! meets Waiting for Godot; the glamour and pop soundtrack reminiscent of ABBA, intermingles with harmonies consisting of major thirds and combining with a script as anti-climactic a…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Prisoner review – Peter Brook's gnomic parable gazes at its own navel by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghA man sits outside a prison in self-imposed punishment, in this philosophically provocative but dramatically inert dramaThe set is not a million miles from Druid Theat…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

English Touring Theatre Announces Full Cast for Richard Twyman’s “Othello” by Blouin Artinfo

English Touring Theatre (ETT) recently announced the full cast for the upcoming revival of Richard Twyman’s critically acclaimed production of “Othello”, a co-production with Oxford Pl…

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