When It’s You: When It’s Really About Him and Her. By Ross It isn’t long to wait for the first confession to be elicited from the lips of Ginnifer. It’s a small one, about a 4am snack after a restless night, but it’s the first of many for this middle-aged Texan woman who is played … More When It’s You: When It’s Really About Him and Her.
Arthur Miller’s The Price: In the Style of a Better Miller. By Ross This little produced play by Arthur Miller, a later entry into this playwright’s body of work (1968), was Miller’s most successful play after Death of a Salesman. The Price is quieter in familial tragedy than many of his more epic and well known plays: … More Arthur Miller’s The Price: In the Style of a Better Miller.
The Light Years: Sparks Fly and Than (Almost) Nothing By Ross With a grand gesture, we are invited to step back into another time. It’s a grand beginning courtesy of The Debate Society and Playwrights Horizons, centered around a flash and a bang. As developed and directed by Oliver Butler, we focus our eyes on the … More The Light Years: Sparks Fly and Than (Almost) Nothing
Come From Away: On Broadway, Via Newfoundland By Ross I saw this magnificent show in Toronto last December. And I was just as excited to see it last week on Broadway. Come From Away is definitely one of my favorite new musicals of this year, and I’ve been talking it up to anyone who will listen. … More Come From Away: On Broadway, Via Newfoundland
The Glass Menagerie: The Fragile Heart of the Matter. By Ross It’s the starkest of the stark. The most bare stage set-up that I’ve seen in a long time. It could be a rehearsal of a first table reading, with a shelf filled with the props, on an empty stage. A cast of three is introduced to … More The Glass Menagerie: The Fragile Heart of the Matter.
The Outer Space: Space Depression Far Far Away in Joe’s Pub By Ross The Outer Space is a unique and surprising science fiction musical performed by a fantastic four person band. The three musicians (the immensely talented Saxophone/Keyboard/Vocals: Vito Dieterle; Guitar/Keyboards/Beats/Vocals: Eben Levy; Bass/Keyboards/Vocals Ian M. Riggs) along with the narrator and lead vocal performer, Ethan Lipton (Book … More The Outer Space: Space Depression Far Far Away in Joe’s Pub
2017 Olivier Awards Nominations The nominations for the 2017 Olivier Awards were announced today, in a ceremony presented by former winners Denise Gough (People, Places and Things) and Matt Henry (Kinky Boots). And the nominees are… Best Revival Of A Play – The Glass Menagerie (Duke of York’s Theatre) – This House (Garrick Theatre) – … More 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations
Crackskull Row: Ghosts and Guilt for Masher, Rasher, and Basher. By Ross I’ve never been to the Irish Repertory Theatre before, so I was excited to see what was going on there, and to discover what The Cell was presenting. And I’ve never heard of Crackskull Row by the famed playwright, Honor Molloy, but I had lots of … More Crackskull Row: Ghosts and Guilt for Masher, Rasher, and Basher.
Significant Other: When the Bachelorette Was Off-Broadway By Ross, June 2015 Back in the summer of 2015, I had the chance to see Significant Other when it was off Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre. Sadly, I did not have the opportunity to see the Broadway transfer this past week before last night’s opening night. So … More Significant Other: When the Bachelorette Was Off-Broadway
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Steaks are High. By Ross I’ve been dying of hunger waiting to see this British import of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (here after referred to as Sweeney Todd) since first hearing about it. It sounded like so much delicious fun, being … More Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Steaks are High.