Come From Away Again

Come From Away Again

Two years ago, after seeing it on Broadway, I raved about the musical “Come From Away” (full review here), at one point saying: This is a show that will not only have a long run on Broadway, but will no doubt be performed by road companies, regional...
Liza with a Z

Liza with a Z

If you’ve been watching “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, you’ve seen several scenes in which Bob Fosse directs the movie version of “Cabaret,” for which he won an Oscar. In total, the film won eight gold statuettes, including Best Actress for...
When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

Yesterday, in reviewing Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” I wrote about the original Broadway musical “The Man Of La Mancha.” I mentioned that my parents saw it, but I didn’t, because I was too young. However, in...
Theater Review: “Oslo”

Theater Review: “Oslo”

“Oslo” is the story of husband-and-wife Norwegian diplomats who organized secret, unofficial peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the early 1990s. The play, by JT Rogers, is based on real meetings that took place...
Theater Review: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Theater Review: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

When I first heard that Aaron Sorkin was writing a new version of “To Kill A Mockingbird” for Broadway, I thought, “Oh, no!” A stage rendering of the classic book already existed — we saw it produced at the St. Louis Rep a couple of years...
Theater Review: “Alabama Story”

Theater Review: “Alabama Story”

It’s easy to make bigots the villains of a story, and even easier to make a librarian the heroine. That should make “Alabama Story” a cliche-riddled play that’s easily dismissed. Fortunately, it’s much more than that. Emily Wheelock Reed...