David Benedict

Review: 'Eugene Onegin'


It's bizarre that so many productions of Tchaikovsky's retelling of Pushkin paddle in the shallows when approaching its sophisticated storytelling. This is not a charge that could be made of Steven…

Review: 'Assassins'


Tied to a chair, Giuseppe Zangara (Richard Colvin) cries out fiercely: "No laughs! No fun!" Given that he's being punished for attempting to assassinate Roosevelt and that the chair in question is…

But is it opera?


Strands: Ain't it always the way? You wait forever for a revival of "Kismet" -- the only Broadway musical set amid the fleshpots of downtown Baghdad to feature desert songs, a sex-bomb and a drowned…


Review: 'Embers'


Whenever playwright Christopher Hampton is on board, you can guarantee the writing will be deftly articulate. Explaining past activities is, however, rather a long way from presenting properly…

Review: 'Mammals'


"One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage," wrote Anton Chekhov," if no one is thinking of firing it." Even if you rooted around beneath the chaos of the family kitchen in which Amelia Bullmore's…

Color-blind 'Billy'


Strands: British manners being what they are, most recipients of London's Olivier Awards tend to eschew Sally Field or Cuba Gooding Jr.-esque brouhaha in favor of appearing as grown-up and…

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