Rotterdam: The Sixth Trans-Sense

Rotterdam: The Sixth Trans-Sense By Ross Straight from a hugely successful run at the wonderful Trafalgar Studios in London, England, and a thrilling Olivier Award win a few months ago, Jon Brittain’s deeply effecting play, Rotterdam has arrived state side for a short run at 59E59 Theatres as part of the #BritsOffBroadway series.  And what a tremendous gift … More Rotterdam: The Sixth Trans-Sense

Can You Forgive Her?: A 19th Century Modern Female

Can You Forgive Her?:  A 19th Century Modern Female By Ross It’s like a twisted Halloween night version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff starring modern versions of the female leads of Vanity Fair. Just like it was in the mid-1800’s for Becky Sharp, money and debt are the big issues for the ladies in Can You Forgive Her?, the … More Can You Forgive Her?: A 19th Century Modern Female

Vanity Fair: The Inventive Bedlam’s Marriage to the Classic Pearl

Brad Heberlee, Joey Parsons, Kate Hamill, Tom O’Keefe. All photos by Russ Rowland. Vanity Fair: The Inventive Bedlam’s Marriage to the Classic Pearl By Ross The wicked grin and the sly glance of the Manager, played with a devilish charm by the wonderful Zachary Fine, to see if his final hat toss landed as he … More Vanity Fair: The Inventive Bedlam’s Marriage to the Classic Pearl

Anastasia: Hitting their Demographics Wickedly

Anastasia: Hitting their Demographics Wickedly By Ross The energy and excitement in the crowd is intoxicating, even though the crowd seems to be made up mostly of teenage girls way below the drinking age. And for me, it’s a blessed thing to see the young audience members beaming with glee to be at a Broadway show.  Anastasia … More Anastasia: Hitting their Demographics Wickedly

Iphigenia In Splott: A Foul Mouthed Greek Heroine

Iphigenia In Splott: A Foul Mouthed Greek Heroine By Ross Looking at us straight in the eye, in the most unnerving manner, Sophie Melville dares us to look away. Her stance is strong and electric, and her gaze unnerving. She even describes a moment in this electric 80 minute one person show when she stares directly into the eyes … More Iphigenia In Splott: A Foul Mouthed Greek Heroine

The Golden Apple: The Mincemeat Pie that Triggered the Trojan War

The Golden Apple:  The Mincemeat Pie that Triggered the Trojan War by Ross The Golden Apple, which debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre back in 1954 was praised back then for its all American sound and passion (although it only ran for 125 performances). Steven Suskin (Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s … More The Golden Apple: The Mincemeat Pie that Triggered the Trojan War

Strictly Ballroom: Still In Need of Some Sparkle and Heart.

Strictly Ballroom: Still In Need of Some Sparkle and Heart. By Ross Watching Baz Luhrmann’s stage adaptation of his hilarious and romantic charmer of a film that both makes fun of and lovingly embraces the competitive ballroom dancing world in small town Australia, is an exercise in acceptance. One must accept that taking the iconic and … More Strictly Ballroom: Still In Need of Some Sparkle and Heart.