Secret Life of Humans Mystifies Gravity and Philosophy

The Review: 59E59 Theater Presents New Diorama Theatre’s Secret Life of Humans By Ross In 1973 there was a groundbreaking series on British television which brought Jacob Bronowski and his brand of popular scientific philosophy to the masses. The show titled, “The Ascent of Man” discussed an idea of linear and optimistic theory.  An assessment … More Secret Life of Humans Mystifies Gravity and Philosophy

Tony Awards 2018 – Nominations, Predictions, and Winners

Tony Awards 2018 – Nominations, Predictions, and Winners By Ross Added June 11: The beautiful and subtle musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall from the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the hands-down biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The … More Tony Awards 2018 – Nominations, Predictions, and Winners

BAM presents Love and Intrigue, A Russian Tragedy That Has Nothing To Do With An Election (But It Does Have Something To Do With A Ruthless Power Hungry President)

The Review: BAM’s presentation of Maly Drama Theatre-Theater of Europe’s Love and Intrigue By Ross I can’t say honestly that I was sitting in the BAM Harvey Theatre thrilled at the premise of a 2 hour and 15 minute intermission-less German tragedy spoken in Russian with English subtitles, but the visually arresting production snaps you … More BAM presents Love and Intrigue, A Russian Tragedy That Has Nothing To Do With An Election (But It Does Have Something To Do With A Ruthless Power Hungry President)

Philadelphia’s Hedwig Arrives With An Unbalanced Bang

The Review: reTHEATER’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch By Ross Anyone who has read my blog from the beginning knows that my love of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is timeless and without bounds, almost. I saw it about three (or maybe four) times when it played at the formerly rundown Jane Street Theatre back … More Philadelphia’s Hedwig Arrives With An Unbalanced Bang

New York City Opera Climbs Brokeback Mountain Bravely

The Review: NYC Opera’s Brokeback Mountain By Ross Under the baton of conductor Kazem Abdullah, the opera by Charles Wuorinen, with a libretto by Annie Prouix brings to operatic life the love story between two Wyoming cowboys that Prouix so long ago brought forward in a sweet and simple short story. I’m guessing most at … More New York City Opera Climbs Brokeback Mountain Bravely

Our Lady of 121st Street Brings All These Characters Together For One Wild Wake

The Review: Signature’s Our Lady of 121st Street By Ross Everyone of these talented actors in Our Lady of 121st Street should thank their lucky stars and director Phylicia Rashad (Public’s A Midsummers Night..) for being cast in this superbly directed revival of Stephen Adly Guigis’ revival.  This celebrated play originally was performed Off-Broadway in 2003 at … More Our Lady of 121st Street Brings All These Characters Together For One Wild Wake

The Boys in the Band are Playing One Angry Tune, Smashingly.

The Review: Broadway’s Boys in the Band By Ross The stars have come out to party, birthday-wise, at the Booth Theatre on Broadway arranging themselves on that stage around a candle topped cake, ready to play a mean-spirited parlor game of sorts.  With a cast of the Out Who’s Who signing up for this band … More The Boys in the Band are Playing One Angry Tune, Smashingly.

Paradise Blue Blows Us and Itself Away On a Beautifully Held Note

The Review: Signature Theatre’s Paradise Blue By Ross It’s 1949, and the blues float through the Detroit air inside the Signature Theatre on a strong trumpet note.  We are surrounded on all sides by legends, posters heraldng the coming of such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Andy Kirk, Count Basie and Cab Calloway, as the … More Paradise Blue Blows Us and Itself Away On a Beautifully Held Note

TFANA’s Twelfth Night Not the Funnest Party in Town

The Review: TFANA’s Twelfth Night By Ross The Acting Company has come to the Polonsky Shakespeare Center to present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a show that I just recently saw and reviewed last December when the Fiasco Theatre brought the same festive play to Classic Stage Company‘s lovely sweet theatre in the East Village. The … More TFANA’s Twelfth Night Not the Funnest Party in Town