Marilyn Stasio

Review: ‘Damascus’


The Brits write biting political plays -- but not always. David Greig won the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival with this Traverse Theater production of "Damascus," which…

Review: ‘Endgame’


Scholars are welcome to butt their heads against the great conundrum Beckett poses in "Endgame," now taken up in this BAM revival by Euro helmer Andrei Belgrader -- namely, Who is Hamm and What's His…

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Review: ‘Thurgood’


A few minutes into "Thurgood" and he's got the audience eating right out of his hand. While that image may serve to describe the star power of Laurence Fishburne, it applies just as well to the late…

Rob Ahrens


What kind of a stoner would consider "Xanadu" -- the 1980 turkey-on-roller-skates that put the skids on Olivia Newton-John's movie career -- ideal material for a Broadway musical?

James Macdonald


It was all about the couch. Reaction was plenty upbeat for James Macdonald's direction of "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?," the political satire by Caryl Churchill that recently played the Public.

Review: ‘Crooked’


With age, a theater company can easily lose sight of its original mission. Not so the Women's Project, which is observing its 30th anniversary with just the sort of play you want from the company…

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