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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story’

Phil Darius Wallace in 'Self-Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story' (Photo: Daniel Region)

In his powerful solo show Phil Darius Wallace portrays multiple characters in Frederick Douglass's life and tells the abolitionist's story in Douglass's own words. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘All the Way’ by Robert Schenkkan at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Jack Willis (center, as Lyndon B. Johnson) and the cast of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s 'All the Way.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'All the Way,' Robert Schenkkan’s chronicle of the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, is a lucid, absorbing depiction of one of America’s most fascinating leaders. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Monkey Goes West’ by Wild Rice

Monkey Goes West by W!LD RICE (photo 4)

When there is so little entertainment these days that an entire family can enjoy together, it is simply wonderful to have a production like 'Monkey Goes West' that will absolutely enthrall people of all ages. Read More »

Interview: Ramanan Thiagarajan and Paveena Kumar of Shantanjali Festival of Arts, by Temple of Fine Arts

Paveena Kumar dancing a Bharathanatyam piece

The Shantanjali Festival of Arts celebrates the coming together of various art forms and artists, and the diverse cultures that they each emanate from. And admission is free! Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Fangs’ at Eclectic Theater

(Clockwise) Chris Macdonald, Samantha Routh, Ashley Bagwell and Shane Regan in Eclectic Theater's production of 'Fangs.'

Mining dark comedy out of bouts of emotional cruelty and pointed mind games, Fangs plays like a reasonably sharp Tracy Letts facsimile. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Allegro’ at Classic Stage Company

Claybourne Elder and Alma Cuervo in Classic Stage Company's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Allegro' directed by John Doyle. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

A new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1947 Broadway flop suggests that Hammerstein's talent was not only innovative but even more forward-thinking than he himself and those around him might have realized. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’

great american trailer park musical

The venerable musical comedy returns to San Antonio in an enthusiastic production at the Cameo Theatre. Read More »

‘Cocktails and Camouflage’ Comedy Show Raises Money to Employ Veterans in Film and Television

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Comedy and screen stars unite to raise funds for veterans seeking entertainment careers. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway): ‘Love Letters’ by A.R. Gurney, with Candice Bergen and Alan Alda

Candice Bergen and Alan Alda in 'Love Letters' by A.R. Gurney on Broadway

Love Letters may appear to be the old fashioned way of saying "I love you," but in this digital age where electronic surveillance is a given, letter writing may the only private way of expressing who we are to ourselves. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway): ‘The Velvet Oratorio’ by Edward Einhorn & Henry Akona

(L to R): Anna Marie Sell and Andrea Gallo in The Velvet Oratorio. Photo by the production team.

'The Velvet Oratorio' is a celebration of The Velvet Revolution that took place in Czechoslovakia brought to the world stage by Vaclav Havel, the Civic Forum, students and the Czech people. It is enjoyable and humorous reminder of Havel's playful wit incorporating the complex and haunting music of a time of revolution, hope and lasting change. There is nothing more revelatory for us at this time to inspire us. Read More »