Theater, Movie, Event, Misci Reviews

We caught Disgraced last night on Broadway. The play originated in London and was written by British novelist, Ayad Akhtar.  I’ll venture an unsubstantiated guess that a few of the lines and references were changed to New Yorkisize it. The plot centers on Amir (Hari Dhillon who originated the role in London, and like many […]

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Come to the Caberet? Definitely. We caught a preview back in March. Opening night is tonight, April 24, 2014. I know you aren’t supposed to review previews, but this is just a personal blog, and as many have pointed out, I’m not a professional. Besides, I’m mostly going to praise the hell out of this production. […]

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Marion on February 16, 2014

We tend to reduce Tennessee Williams to a soundbite in our brains. That soundbite is most likely to be Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski yelling, “Stella!” or maybe his sister-in-law rattling on about the kindness of strangers. Williams’ arguably second most famous play, The Glass Menagerie is the one with the crazy mother rattling on […]

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Marion on December 31, 2013

We saw Twelfth Night at the Bellasco Theater last night. This is a production of the Globe Theatre which does its best to perform Shakespeare as it was intended to be performed. Costumes are period, as is musical accompaniment. As it’s performed on a Broadway stage rather than an open-roofed circle, some accommodations need to […]

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I don’t know if this review is strictly kosher. The better-half and I caught a pair of rush tickets and saw a preview of Waiting for Godot on Thursday, November 21st. The play’s official opening was November 24th. I wasn’t planning on blogging about it, but after reading Ben Brantley’s glowing review in Monday’s New […]

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