Playwright Stephen Jeffreys' "The Convict's Opera," a wildly ambitious but ill-conceived riff on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera," features a rag-tag clutch of British convicts bound by ship for…
The latest solo-docu stage outing from Anna Deavere Smith, "The Arizona Project," will bow next month in Phoenix.
Some stage actors are only "discovered" late in their careers. Not Ralph Fiennes. In 1988, just three years after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (where he'd won prizes for…
The emotional punch of Jeroen Brouwers' wrenching autobiographical novel "Sunken Red" plays second fiddle to directorial mannerisms in its theatrical adaptation, imported to BAM from Belgium with…
Although the plot is somewhat familiar, John Pollono's "Razorback" has wit and compelling characterization to spare.
Even as most road shows have run scared from the distractions of the elections this fall, "Frost/Nixon" has hit the hinterlands early, hoping to capitalize on the current hunger for all things…
The setting may be a tasteful silvery gray, but the themes of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" are laid out in black and white in this new version by distinguished Irish playwright Brian Friel.
There is little laudable about "Earth Sucks," an incredulous rock tuner featuring a woefully simplistic book and score by Jonas Oppenheim, generally inadequate perfs by the ensemble and no sense of…
Thirty-four years after its West End premiere, Matthew Warchus' perfectly cast, brilliantly calibrated production confirms Alan Ayckbourn's tragicomic trilogy of middle-class British life, "The…
The word "maverick" has been so thoroughly co-opted as a catchall credential by the Republican presidential campaign that it may be forever tied to that context. But for a true illustration of a…
Seventy-five years ago, critics scoffed but audiences cheered to the sleazily hilarious adventures of the shiftless no-accounts living along Erskine Caldwell's Georgia backwoods "Tobacco Road."