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Archives for: May 2009

ATW Review - Greater Tuna - Meat of This Comedy Has Exceeded Its Shelf Life

Two men play 21 characters to bring to life Texas’ third smallest town in Greater Tuna, produced locally as part of The Bushnell’s 2009 Broadway season. The transitions to various characters by actors Neal Mayer and Bran Mathis, directed by Robert Tolar… more »

ATW Review - The Glass Menagerie - New Take on Classic Breaks More Than Tradition

Director Gordon Edelstein’s new take on Tennessee Willliam’s The Glass Menagerie at Long Wharf Theatre is different, that is certain, but sometimes, the adage “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” is good advice for classic theater. Edelstein changes the… more »

Mr. Prince - Documentary About Broadway's Legendary Director/Producer - Debuts June 6 on Ovation TV

If the weekend of June 6 and 7 isn't filled with enough theater excitement for people around the country because of the Tony Awards, Ovation TV has a solution – a hot of of programs celebrating and showcasing the Broadway musical. At the center of th… more »

ATW Review - Vieux Carré - Well Acted, Rarely Staged Tennesee Williams

If Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré, which opened in solid, but unexciting, revival last night at the Pearl Theatre, were a movie, it might be marketed at "Glass Menagerie 2: The Writer Moves On." Or, to retain the cinema metaphor for a moment, it might… more »

CD Reviews - Stage Door's Gingold, Gigi, Wish You Were Here, 'Toes'/'Joey', & Jones

Today a look at five discs from Stage Door Records. Probably the most obscure in the recent releases from Stage Door is Hermione Gingold Live at the Café de Paris with Bonus Tracks, a dazzling array of comic specialty material that the singer offers up… more »