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Theater Blitz — An Attack of Catch-Up Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I needed a break from the keyboard. Apologies that shows that went uncovered, especially those that are about to receive belated favorable reviews, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Breezing Impressions — Catching Up with a Vengeance

Frankly, my dears, I needed a break. My life is spent at a keyboard, and while I have enjoyed writing and adding my deux centimes since childhood, I had a … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anthony Rapp — A Life in the Theater, “Rent” and All

  Anthony Rapp says he has always enjoyed the ups and downs of show biz, and he should know oodles about them given he is age 44 and in the … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maggie Darlington — Around the World with ‘Riverdance’

       Life lessons about sportsmanship and putting in the required work were included amid the traditional dance instruction Maggie Darlington received at the Claddagh Irish Dance studio in Camarillo, California. … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tony Awards 2016 — Why Not?

The Tonys are my Super Bowl. Say what you want about Broadway, it remains the pinnacle of American theater quality and proves over and over again to be the place … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Impressions, Grades, and More

May has been extraordinary in terms of Philadelphia theater. Not everything worked or qualified as a total success, hut much interesting subject matter was broached. In yet another attempt to … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Impressions and Lightning Takes

IMPRESSIONS   Bruce Graham is having the most magnificent year of his playwriting career. His new works so far in 2016, “Funnyman” and ‘White Guy on the Bus” not only … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning — Inis Nua at the Drake

Tim Price’s “The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning” begins with dichotomy. Possibly multi-chotomy, to coin a term. Tom Reing’s marvelous cast for Inis Nua parade around Meghan Jones’s adaptable set crooning … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lightning Flashes — I Will Not Go Gently; Krissy Fraelich; Macbeth

OK, so short form is not my metier. Not so much writer’s block — Find me speechless, and look for a murderer. — as needing a vacation from the keyboard … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lightning Rounds — The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Elixir of Love, Forever Plaid

April 2016 proved a cruel month in terms of time demands, so I am in a position of having to catch up with commenting a number of productions by screwing … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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