Shadowlands: A Beautifully Stuffy Lecture on Love and Suffering.

Shadowlands: A Beautifully Stuffy Lecture on Love and Suffering. By Ross As a modern play, I would bet that Shadowlands was considered quite a pleasant and harmless drama back in the day when it first debuted as a television film in 1985. Nothing all that challenging or disturbing, and I’m certain that it was viewed … More Shadowlands: A Beautifully Stuffy Lecture on Love and Suffering.

The Band’s Glorious (Re) Visit to Bet Haatikva and My Heart.

The Band’s Glorious (Re) Visit to Bet Haatikva and My Heart. By Ross Last December at the Atlantic Theater in Chelsea, I was mesmerized. The Band’s Visit was nearing the end of its short Off-Broadway run and I was lucky enough to squeak in before closing. The musical, that is now making its Broadway debut is absolutely and quietly devastating in its magnificence. It has a beauty to its sadness, and a … More The Band’s Glorious (Re) Visit to Bet Haatikva and My Heart.

The Movie Musical: Hello Again, and Ronde and Ronde We Go.

Hello Again, and Ronde and Ronde We Go. By Ross Arriving into selected movie theaters nationwide, Hello Again, a movie musical casually based on the 1897 French play, La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler is a bit of a frustrating nut to crack. Being very familiar with the play (it was done by the senior year … More The Movie Musical: Hello Again, and Ronde and Ronde We Go.

The Portuguese Kid: It’s Really All About The Greek Bombshell.

Who Cares About The Portuguese Kid, It’s Really All About The Greek Bombshell. By Ross To be honest, the only reason I find myself at MTC’s The Portuguese Kid, besides the generosity of those press people at BBB, is that I just adore Sherie Rene Scott. Plain and simple.  From the moment I first saw … More The Portuguese Kid: It’s Really All About The Greek Bombshell.

Pericles – Born in a Tempest: Masterfully Surviving a Potential Storm.

Pericles – Born in a Tempest: Masterfully Surviving a Potential Storm. By Ross Written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in most modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, Hunger & Thirst Theatre in collaboration with The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project (GSP) have taken this engaging story and anchored … More Pericles – Born in a Tempest: Masterfully Surviving a Potential Storm.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes: To Dance or To Love, The Choice is in the Shoes.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes: To Dance or To Love, The Choice is in the Shoes. @NYCityCenter By Ross To many, including the likes of Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, and my goddess of song, Kate Bush (who created an album called “The Red Shoes“, inspired by this film), the Oscar winning 1948 British film, … More Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes: To Dance or To Love, The Choice is in the Shoes.

A Bloody Good Slice of Squeamish For A One Woman Show.

A Bloody Good Slice of Squeamish For A One Woman Show. By Ross What is it that makes you Squeamish? Is it the bloody red hand-print on the poster for this new play written and directed by Aaron Mark? It certainly is arresting, eye-catching, and provocative, but doesn’t exactly make me Squeamish. The gory image … More A Bloody Good Slice of Squeamish For A One Woman Show.

The Last Match: Game, Set, Match Point, and Mortality.

The Last Match: Game, Set, Match Point, and Mortality. By Ross It isn’t about of who wins, they say, but how you play the game that’s important. This was obviously said not by a tennis player in the semi-finals at the US Open, and definitely neither of the two lead players in Roundabout Theater Company’s The … More The Last Match: Game, Set, Match Point, and Mortality.

Dolores Claiborne: An Accident Can Be A Theatre Junkie’s Best Friend.

Dolores Claiborne: An Accident Can Be A Theatre Junkie’s Best Friend. By Ross This is a bit of a stretch I must say. What I mean, is that today, I’ll be giving myself a good and thrilling stretch of my theatrical viewing muscles on a rainy Sunday afternoon courtesy of the New York City Opera. … More Dolores Claiborne: An Accident Can Be A Theatre Junkie’s Best Friend.