Joe Pollack

Review: ‘Oleanna’


Given its setting on a college campus, and its characters -- a male professor and his female student -- it's only fitting that the national tour of David Mamet's "Oleanna" should kick off in an…

Review: ‘Candide’


Leonard Bernstein never seemed completely satisfied with "Candide," which he hoped would be the great American opera. After its first New York production in 1956, he collaborated on seven other…

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Review: ‘Young Rube’


Rube Goldberg became a household name -- and a dictionary entry -- with his cartoon inventions, zany mechanical contrivances that went to absurd extremes to do simple tasks. He also earned a Pulitzer…