The next two Broadway reviews will be a little more contentious than usual. I had the chance to see "The Little Foxes" as part of my subscription to Manhattan Theater Club. This production is first rate with terrific direction and performances. Laura Linney is one of my favorite stage actresses of all time. She alternates … Continue reading The Little Foxes on Broadway
Month: April 2017
Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway
John Guare's script for Six Degrees of Separation has always been on of my favorites. I didn't live in New York when it premiered in 1990 and so did not see the original production. But I did buy a script and performed in a reading in Florida. And, of course, it established a meme that … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway
The Price on Broadway
Had the chance last night to catch "The Price" by Arthur Miller in its most recent Broadway revival. I've seen different versions of the play including the 2000 Broadway Revival. Arthur Miller is one of my favorite playwrights and this is among his best scripts. The cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Esther Franz, Tony Shalhoub and … Continue reading The Price on Broadway
Indecent on Broadway
Time to catch up on more show going observations as this Broadway season winds toward a close. Paula Vogel is a fantastic playwright and her Broadway debut is long overdue. Indecent tells the story of a play in the early 20th Century (God of Vengeance) that was innovative and original and thus branded sinful and … Continue reading Indecent on Broadway
“Your Turn to Watch Dad” is a Minnesota Shorts semi-finalist!
My short play "Your Turn to Watch Dad" has been selected as a semi-finalist in a playwriting competition in Mankato, Minnesota. The competition is Minnesota Shorts: A Festival of Short Plays. They will choose 7 plays from Minnesota writers and 7 from other writers. There were 407 scripts submitted and 77 were selected for this … Continue reading “Your Turn to Watch Dad” is a Minnesota Shorts semi-finalist!
Groundhog Day on Broadway
Groundhog Day was a earth shaking movie that turned an obscure weather predicting rodent into a cultural phenomenon. This was largely due to director and script doctor Harold Ramis though Bill Murray often gets the credit. My favorite scene: Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was … Continue reading Groundhog Day on Broadway
The reason to see "Present Laughter" at the St. James Theatre is to personally experience Kevin Kline's mastery of physical comedy, wordplay comedy and facial expression comedy. He is an amazing treasure and well worth the price of admission. His supporting cast is deft and a suitable foil but make no mistake, this is Kevin's … Continue reading Present Laughter
A Meeting Without End Moment
I've written a number of short plays and they sometimes seem to go in and out of vogue as they are chosen or rejected by various theaters around the country. Recently I've had two pieces of good news about a ten-minute play "Meeting Without End." It sends up corporate speak and company meetings (I've had … Continue reading A Meeting Without End Moment
A surprising Oslo
Hmmmm. Let's write a three hour play about Middle East peace negotiations that sounded good at the time but have since unwound before our very eyes. For a policy wonk like me that sounds interesting but it is amazingly good theater. Who knew? I am admittedly a political junkie who was fascinated at the time … Continue reading A surprising Oslo
Lynn Nottage and Sweat on Broadway
The next daily catch up on my 2017 theater going brings me to the stage of Studio 54 and playwright Lynn Nottage's long overdue Broadway debut with her new play "Sweat." I have long been a fan of the work of Lynn Nottage, especially her "Intimate Apparel." She has a wonderful way with bringing fully … Continue reading Lynn Nottage and Sweat on Broadway
If I Forget – Roundabout Theatre
OK, back on the boards. Been busy lately and need to catch up. I will attempt to blog each day about recently seen performances in New York as I have been seeing a lot. Backlog to clear. "If I Forget" by Steven Levenson is presented by the Roundabout Theatre at their Laura Pels Theatre. It … Continue reading If I Forget – Roundabout Theatre
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