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Archives for: 2008, week 41

ATW Review - Sweeney Todd - The Tale Endures Razor Sharp

Move over Angela. Make way, Patti. There’s a new Mrs. Lovett in town. She’s Carrie Cimma who’s baking and singing up a storm as the demon barber’s accomplice in murder and revenge in a better-than-average, non-equity rendering of Stephen Sondheim’s Sw… more »

ATW Review - Of Mice and Men - Some Things Don't Change

The setting is in the depression-era past, but the themes of how man copes with loneliness, longs to fit in, fights to control his destiny and comes to grips with being human still are relevant in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men running at the Westport… more »

ATW Review - All My Sons - A Haunting Play Speaks to Our Times

Theatergoers are told early on that Arthur Miller's All My Sons is taking place in "August of our era," but this doesn't exactly jibe with the visuals from costume designer Tom Pye, who's provided some handsome period costumes that place Simon McBurney'… more »

ATW Review - Rock of Ages - A Surprisingly Entertaining 80s Jukebox Tuner

Rock hits from the likes of Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and REO Speedwagon get repackaged in the surprisingly entertaining new jukebox musical Rock of Ages, which opened last night at New World Stages. Chris D'Arienzo's book for "Ages" may no… more »

ATW Digest - Hip-Hop Musical Clay opens - read the reviews

New York Times Hip-Hop Coming of Age for Suburban Prince Hal A hip-hop musical about a white boy from Westchester sounds like a punch line. But “Clay,” a new solo show written and performed by Matt Sax, is for real. Associated Press In 'Clay,' a You… more »