A trio of superb young actresses brings a lovely buzz to Second Stage Theater's new production of Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart." In the wrong hands, Henley's 1980 Pulitzer Prize winner about…
"Blast," the latest mindless sight-and-sound spectacle to land on Broadway, could be subtitled "revenge of the marching-band geeks." Kids who faced humiliating remarks in homeroom class now are…
Chita Rivera will headline not one but two stage musicals ready to hold their world premieres this year.
David Auburn's "Proof" has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama -- the first time in eight years that a Broadway drama has taken the award.
Gabriela doesn't like Benito's job. Who can blame her? Benito's just back from the Persian Gulf War and the couple's off to Germany next. Benito also doesn't like the way she keeps house. Jose…
Clearly, Peter Hall just can't get enough of the Trojan War. Six months after his 10-hour production of "Tantalus" opened in Denver, Hall is playing in the sand once again, for another…
Seated beside her husband Roy (Beau Bridges), Midwestern housewife Irma (Laurie Metcalf) tells their pastor/marriage counselor (Kelly Connell) that "We're here for a little tuneup." It turns out that…
Amorous old men come to grief chasing nubile maidens. That was the message in last week's "Der Rosenkavalier" at Orange County's Opera Pacific; it is being reiterated -- in a more modest framework -…
Did David Mamet write "Boston Marriage" on a dare? If so, that might explain the decidedly painful blind alley that this play hurtles into, fueled by enough polysyllabic words to give even Mamet's…
A potentially lumpy play leaps stylishly to life with "The Servant," Robin Maugham's depiction of power games across the social divide in semi-swinging London.
Filled with the stuff of female lives -- the remembered ecstasy of girlhood friendship, the baking of pies, the caring for dying mothers, through the children and husbands and chores -- "Perfect Pie"…
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