Bob Verini

Review: ‘Black Watch’


Shifting fluidly among three distinct levels of theatrical representation, "Black Watch" at its best is a stinging and often heartwrenching primer on the hearts and minds of soldiers today and, by…

Review: ‘Clay’


A young white boy from Chicago is currently singing, dancing and acting all the roles in a kick-butt, rhyme-busting musical drama, during whose run the Kirk Douglas Theater had better keep up the…

Review: ‘Third’


If we're going to get past this red state/blue state polarization nonsense, writers are going to have to pitch in. Op-ed pundits, speechwriters and (yes) playwrights need to start blending us into…

Review: ‘Avenue Q’


The national touring company of "Avenue Q," the Tony-winning primer on adulthood, is shipshape for its Los Angeles engagement. Having assembled a cast as skillful as his Gotham originals, helmer…

Review: ‘Tug of War’


The plays of Plautus are widely and incorrectly thought to be a laugh riot on the strength of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which actually incorporates only one line and a few…

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