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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 »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Ana Gasteyer and Seth Rudetsky at the Woodlawn

Ana Gasteyer I'm Hip

The historic theater debuts a new series that showcases top Broadway stars in an evening of music, humor and casual conversation. Read More »

Theater Review (Staten Island, NY): ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents at Harbor Lights Theater Company

Aléna Watters, Michael Graceffa and Company in Harbor Lights Theater Company's 'West Side Story,' photo by Bittenbyazebra

With Broadway-class talent and Jerome Robbins's original choreography, this is a production to please newbies and old hands alike. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Lift’ by Walter Mosley

The Life by Walter Mosley

It is a nightmare scenario to be stuck on an elevator with the terrifying prospect that one will plunge to one's death if the elevator cable snaps. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Hamlet’ at New City Theater and ‘Twelfth Night’ at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Mary Ewald in Hamlet

Seattle audiences have a couple of Shakespeare options these next few weeks, but only one is a cohesive theatrical experience. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Lying’ by Matt Opatrny, Based on Lauren Slater’s Memoir

Lying by Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest's adaptation of the controversial psychologist's "metaphorical memoir" delivers a powerful punch to both lobes of the brain. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War’ by Carol J. Oja

Leonard Bernstein

Just in time for the new Broadway revival of 'On the Town' comes a new book showing how the show, with music by Leonard Bernstein, was as groundbreaking socially and politically as it was artistically. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway): ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Terrence McNally

Photographer: Bruce Glikas, © Broadway.com

There are plenty of laughs in the show, and laughs have to be enough because there is little else. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick’ by Clay McLeod Chapman

Abe Goldfarb, Brian Silliman, Hanna Cheek & Clay McLeod Chapman - Pumpkin Pie Show

In a nation where media hype is stirring anxiety about a very difficult-to-catch virus into near-panic, it's good to laugh, and especially good to laugh at our own fears. Read More »