The Mint Theater had it right when it dusted off Hemingway's 71-year old play and put it on stage. The Fifth Column has lively characters spouting no-nonsense dialogue.
Even if the Marc Blitzstein and Joseph Stein Juno doesn't work, it's important that such musicals are temporarily rescued from oblivion. Isn't that what City Center Encores! is all about?
If The Fifth Column is any evidence, as a playwright, Hemingway was a darn good short-story writer.
This musical, based on Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!, is an affectionate portrait of a New England family. The words and music breezily set just the right mood.
Brian d'Arcy James cast as Shrek, Chester Gregory II takes the role of Donkey and John Tartaglia is Pinocchio in upcoming tuner Shrek
It's been a successful move to Broadway for In the Heights.The cast is as charming, energetic and charismatic as ever.
Caryl Churchill is at it again:making bold political statements in her pointed plays. The play may last only 45 minutes , but she's able to catalogue a whole laundry list of American wrongs across the globe.
Tovah Feldshuh is making her New York night club debut. With a good voice and great comedic skills, what's she been waiting for?
This Seagull revival- yes another one- doesn't exactly soar, but it has wings and a kind of airy grace.
This revival of Chekhov's The Seagull is moody and melancholic for the most part. A bright exception: The energy, wit, and theatricality, Dianne Wiest brings to the role of Arkadina.