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Archives for: 2008, week 49

ATW Review - A Civil War Christmas - The Celebration Gets Lost in the Crowd

Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas strives to live up to its billing as an “American Musical Celebration,” using a 14-member cast to portraying more than 35 characters in a myriad of stories amidst countless songs. Unfortunately, the Pulitzer-prize wi… more »

CDs of 2008: A Retrospective - Part 5 (Sony/BMG Masterworks, ArkivMusic)

Nearly finishing the end of this series... Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway Probably the one of the most visible, and notable, releases of 2008 has been Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far…, the deluxe four-disc set that is a compendium of the composer-l… more »

ATW Digest - Lucas' Prayer for My Enemy Has N.Y. Premiere - read the reviews

AmericanTheaterWeb Review - Prayer for My Enemy - The Effects of War, Rage, Love, Dysfunction New York Times The Silence and the Fury Within Six American Lives Anger is in the American bloodstream in “Prayer for My Enemy,” the provocative, confused… more »

ATW Review - Beasley's Christmas Party - Small Town Intrigue and Yuletide Warmth

The simple charms of life in a small town in a bygone era prove almost irresistible in CW Munger's adaptation of Booth Tarkington's story Beasley's Christmas Party, which recently opened off-Broadway in a Keen Company production staged with gentleness b… more »

ATW Review - Prayer for My Enemy - The Effects of War, Rage, Love, Dysfunction

Craig Lucas' Prayer for My Enemy, on one level, is a gay romance. Another aspect of this bittersweet drama is political, examining how a young man's going off to war affects his family. This all dovetails into the play's overarching theme about how l… more »