David Benedict

Review: 'Motortown'


"You're rather gorgeous, aren't you?" breathes leggy TV producer Helen, eyeing cocky Essex lad Danny. Within minutes of an accidental meeting in a hotel, Danny is slightly stunned to find himself…

Beyond the Bard


Stands: London theatergoers could be forgiven for imagining the Royal Shakespeare Company was adopting a policy beyond the bard. Its ambitious, yearlong festival of the complete works of Shakespeare…


Review: 'Phaedra'


Someone unversed in the interstices of Greek tragedy who turns up at the Donmar Warehouse production of "Phaedra" may take one look at the two packed pages of "The story so far ..." program notes and…

Review: 'Hay Fever'


Noel Coward's language makes almost Shakespearean demands of thesps, who must be able to play the rhythm of long, perfectly crafted lines. It's no wonder that veteran Shakespearean Judi Dench…

Review: 'Footloose'


The resume for Derek Hough, who takes the Kevin Bacon role in this stage version of "Footloose," says he played Choo Choo in "Top Cat -- The Musical." Should that ever make it to production…

'Name' flames


Strands: When not adding his lugubrious presence and bassoon-like tones to the filming of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Alan Rickman is moonlighting as a location scout. With the next…

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