Category Archives: Theatre

Hamilton Is Everywhere

Seen in the Columbus Circle subway station last night: Heart-stopping. I can’t believe I got a clear view of the whole thing, that subway station is always so insane. Here’s one of the many many MANY posts I have written … Continue reading

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It’s All-Hamilton Talk 24/7 in NYC

… if you’ve read me for any period of time whatsoever, you know what this probably feels like, what it means. To have the name “Alexander Hamilton” heard on almost a daily basis. There are reviews, interviews with the director, … Continue reading

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Hamilton, An American Musical: Anticipation Building

I am seeing it on September 13 and I cannot wait. I fear I will faint. I’ve been watching the progression of this extraordinary show over the last year, and hearing the buzz of it shivering through the air. The … Continue reading

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Grounded, by George Brant, at The Public

Grounded, by playwright George Brant, tells the story of a cocky Air Force pilot, grounded initially because she got pregnant, and then transferred to what she calls “the chairforce,” pilots who sit in trailers on bases thousands of miles away … Continue reading

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At the Public Theater: Grounded, by George Brant

An old old friend of mine, George Brant, has written a play that just opened at The Public, and it’s directed by Julie Taymor and starring Anne Hathaway. It is called Grounded, and it’s already had successful runs all over … Continue reading

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Chazz Palminteri: A Bronx Tale: Live

One of the highlights of Ebertfest this year was the screening of A Bronx Tale, Robert De Niro’s impressive debut as a director, with the script based on Chazz Palmenteri’s phenomenally successful one-man show about his childhood in the Bronx. … Continue reading

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On This Day: March 24, 1955: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened on Broadway.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened on this day, in 1955, in New York. Brooks Atkinson, one of Williams’s staunchest critic supporters, wrote: “[The play seemed] not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life.” The performances … Continue reading

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Chicago: Go See Santaland Diaries!

It’s become a Chicago theatrical tradition. I’ve seen it a couple of times. It’s an adaptation of David Sedaris’ hilarious tale of working as one of Santa’s elves at Macy’s. Starring my old dear friend Mitchell Fain who RULES in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare at Fenway

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, out of Boston, is kicking off their 20th anniversary season with an evening of William Shakespeare at Fenway Park: September 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. With not one, but two, O’Malley cousins on the bill. Because that’s … Continue reading

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“Make voyages! — Attempt them! — there’s nothing else …”

Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams) was born on this day in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911. Will you do a total stranger the kindness of reading his verse? Thank you! Thomas Lanier Williams — Tennessee Williams, letter to editor Harriet Monroe, … Continue reading

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