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The Mint Theater’s Revival of ‘Fashion’s For Men’ by Ferenc Molnár, Review

Molnar, comedy, revival

With the setting as a clothing shop, a haberdashery, what intricate and complicated events could happen there? How could that be a focal point for moral outrage and moral uplift, especially when the protagonist and proprietor mismanages his finances by giving product and money away? The production is an ironic social satire about cultural values, the need for greed and getting over in this revival throwback which takes place in Budapest before the 20th century. It is a time where fashions are beautifully different from our, but the mores and values of "getting ahead despite harming others" are very much like today. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Fashions for Men’ by Ferenc Molnár at the Mint Theater

'Fashions for Men' by Ferenc Molnar at the Mint Theater. Photo by Richard Termine

In cinematically convincing atmosphere, the great Hungarian playwright's century-old tale of artfully exaggerated personalities, screwy events, and the heights and depths of human nature takes on a timeless quality. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) and Billy Bigelow (Brandon O'Neill) in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  
Photo by Tracy Martin.

How do you solve a problem like the discomfiting domestic abuse apologetics in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Churchill’ Adapted and Performed by Ronald Keaton

Ronald Keaton in 'Churchill,' photo by Jason Epperson

The noted Chicago actor evokes the great leader with a Churchillian display of sheer thespian bravado. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Addams Family’ at the Woodlawn

addams family musical

The Woodlawn's staging is first-rate, but the show could stand to be a lot creepier and kookier. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Degas in New Orleans,’ A New York Musical Premiere

Degas in New Orleans

Before he was a renowned French Impressionist painter, Edgar Degas visits his family in New Orleans to help restore their fortunes. What he finds is his beloved cousin Estelle and his family are decline and the city of New Orleans is in chaos. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway, NYC): ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

On the Town Broadway

It would be a shame for any lover of great entertainment who can get to New York City to miss a production that has everything Broadway musicals at their very best can be. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ by Nassim Soleimanpour

Pam Oei

Were the audience members who ran up on stage plants? Was the water really poisoned? Rather than find out, I think I'll let the final act's theme of "not knowing" linger a little longer. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound ‘Gigi The Musical’

Vanessa Hudgens Gigi

If the crowd reaction on opening night was any indication, this show is going to be a hit on Broadway and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it gets some Tony nods. I just wished I had come away loving this production instead of just feeling “Whelmed” by it. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Hairspray’ at the Cameo Theatre

hairspray

The Tony Award-winning musical is performed by an enthusiastic cast in a sparkling revival at the Commerce Street showplace. Read More »