Even when you look at it backwards, life's pleasures are hardly lasting and real connections are hard to forge, according to "Eight Days (Backwards)," a wan new comedy at the Vineyard Theater.
Age and experience count, as is being most entertainingly proved by a posse of veteran character actors led by M'el Dowd and Bob Dorian in "Me and My Girl." Gray of hair they may be, but these…
Awkwardness is the operative word for Richard Nelson's "Franny's Way" at the Geffen Playhouse. It's a play about awkward characters in awkward situations. It's also an awkward play, awkwardly…
Jackie Mason has his Broadway musical ("Laughing Room Only"), and Barry Manilow has his ("Harmony"). Now comes word that Shuki Levy has one, too. Levy acknowledged that the ancient Jewish revolt and…
Travis F. Smtih - A Wide 'Net
In adapting a novel to the stage, faithfulness can be a double-edged sword, and "Fraulein Else" at the La Jolla Playhouse demonstrates both blades. It would be hard to imagine an adaptation more…
Profoundly sad and shot through with fiercely beautiful writing, "The Long Christmas Ride Home" is Paula Vogel's 23rd play. With its adventurous blend of puppets, live actors and Japanese theatrical…
Eager to catch the film's hefty winds, Fran and Barry Weissler have hurriedly hoisted anchor on yet another lengthy tour of "Chicago." But not too hurriedly. This veteran-laden version is fully…
If you like your Noel Coward without an ounce of subtlety, the Westport Country Playhouse has opened its summer season with a real treat for you -- Darko Tresnjak's bulldozer production of the young…
"Say Goodnight Gracie" is doing just that. The Frank Gorshin starrer, based on the life of George Burns and written by Rupert Holmes, will close Aug. 24 at the Helen Hayes Theater.
Nathan Lane will play the title role in a production of "Butley" at Boston's Huntington Theater Co. Jan. 1-Feb. 1.