Phoniness finds its soundtrack in "Once Around the Sun," a laughably shallow new "musical about music" that peddles three-chord cliche as rock 'n' roll drama. As they track a young musician's…
"Radio Golf," the final play in August Wilson's sweeping, century-covering chronicle about the African-American experience, is easier to admire than to emotionally embrace. Entertaining, humorous…
"One false move and we could have a farce on our hands," says a character in this revival of Tom Stoppard's 1981 comedy. But there are plenty of false moves in this ragged production by David Jones…
Scripter West Liang chronicles the three-year relationship of Jane and Joe, two comely twentysomething artists in L.A. Liang overanalyzes and overstates the social, professional and emotional demons…
"Brundibar/Comedy on the Bridge," a musical work in two parts with a libretto by Tony Kushner and designs by Maurice Sendak, will bow in November at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, Calif.
Just for Variety -- Good Morning: Clint Black, chosen to perform at the Sept. 11 "Freedom Walk" reflection pool site, told me he was "thrilled" to get the request from Secretary Rumsfeld's office.
"The Ark," a new musical based on the biblical legend of Noah, has set its world premiere for Nov. 14 at 37 Arts. It is the first show to announce an engagement at the newly constructed, $28 million…
This slow-moving, overly earnest production of Lillian Hellman's 1951 drama does little to redeem it from the flop status it earned in its first outing and has mostly maintained (with the exception…
If you don't know your Wookie from your elbow, then you are not the target audience for "The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy." But if you're one of the many secret (or not so secret) geeks in love with the…
Shirley Knight has kicked up her kickstand for "Cycling Past the Matterhorn." Play, written by Deborah Grimbergm, centers on a mother-daughter relationship in London.
There's a cat fight in Shubert Alley. It all started when lyricist-composer Michael John LaChiusa exposed his claws with the article "The Great Gray Way," in the current issue of Opera News. The…
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