At-Home Theater

Here are my reviews of two magic shows and two plays, produced via Zoom for viewing at home during the pandemic, we’ve watched recently.

POTD: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”

Picture Of The Day: In 1956, Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle in the first Broadway production of “My Fair Lady.” Fifteen years later, Dick Cavett got her to sing one of the show’s signature songs on his ABC show, and it was perfect.

“La La Land” Redux

When “La La Land” came out in 2016, I said it was a movie that would be rewatched on cable for a long time. Three and a half years later, I found it on HBO and enjoyed it all over again. But I still have a question.

Brian Dennehy

Upon his death today at 81, some thoughts on a great actor who was omnipresent on the big screen, the small screen, and the stage for decades — and deserves to be remembered for more than a role in a Chris Farley movie.

POTD: Kelli O’Hara

The Broadway star appears on a YouTube show to explain a problem she encountered when doing “The King And I” in London — and then sings one of the memorable songs from that classic musical.

Theater Review: “Fully Committed”

My review of a brilliant play (and performance) where one actor plays dozens of roles, switching back and forth between personas nearly non-stop for more than 90 minutes.

Theater Etiquette In The Digital Age

My response to a recent article urging leniency towards theatergoers who use their smartphones during plays or musicals to take photos, send texts, or post to social media.

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