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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Promising’ Starring Jake Robards

PROMISING, Jolie Curtsinger, Jake Robards, The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

When sexual abuse allegations are brought against a promising political candidate, a fire storm erupts. As questions deepen and Social Media fuels the flames, his own campaign team unravels under the tensions of the growing crisis. Read More »

DOC NYC Review: ‘Harold and Lillian, A Hollywood Love Story’ with Danny De Vito

Lillian Michelson, Harold and Lillian a Hollywood Love Story, Daniel Raim

What do 'The Birds,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' 'Marnie,' 'The Graduate' have in common? Harold and Lillian Michelson. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Ghost the Musical’

ghost the musical

Great voices and staging but uninspired acting and unmemorable songs make this production a mixed bag. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Totem’ by Cirque du Soleil

cirque du soleil totem

'Totem'is a story about man's relationship with nature, as well as with the flora and fauna around us. As with most Cirque du Soleil productions, there isn't a solid narrative, which some might find problematic if you're looking for a logical plot. Rather, imagery and connotative stories take centre stage. Read More »

Interview: Neelanthi Vadivel, Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem’

cirque du soleil totem

'Totem' is a non-chronological journey through man’s evolution from swamp creature to cosmonaut. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Battlefield’ by Peter Brook

battlefield peter brook

For a modern theatrical audience who goes to the theatre to be entertained by a story rather than by a message, 'Battlefield' isn't going to satisfy easily. On the other hand, if you are someone who goes to the theatre to marvel at the language and meaning found in dialogue, this is a play you shouldn't miss. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Astronaut Love Show’ – a New Musical by Fred Sauter and Paul Leschen

astronaut love show

Despite some narrative weakness, this new musical from the writers of 'Bedbugs!!!' is well worth seeing for its great music, wacky (true) stories, and fabulous cast. Read More »

Opera Review: ‘Glory Denied’ by Tom Cipullo at the Chelsea Opera (NYC)

Glory Denied Chelsea Opera Tom Cipullo

The story of Jim Thompson, the Vietnam War soldier whose nine-year captivity made him the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, perhaps in retrospect seemed tailor-made for opera. New York City’s Chelsea Opera has now mounted Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied for the second time. It’s a fine work that deserves further exposure. As Jim’s ordeal dragged on, his wife Alyce ... Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Pinocchio,’ Created by Teatro Del Drago

Pinoochio AtticRep

The centuries-old traveling show is brought to life in a charming production at San Antonio's AtticRep. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘My Mañana Comes’ by Elizabeth Irwin at ArtsWest

Tyler Trerise (Peter), Joshua Chessin-Yudin (Whalid), Chris Rodriguez (Pepe) and Santino Garcia (Jorge). Photo by Michael Brunk /

Naturalism gives way to contrived plot mechanics in Elizabeth Irwin's play. Read More »