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Archives for: 2009, week 05

ATW Digest - Encores!' Music in the Air - read the reviews [updated 2/7/09, 7:10AM]

February 7, 2009 updates: New York Times Inside the Big, Bad City, Temptations by the Score “Music in the Air” is one of those gently witty parodies of a quaint art form that wind up seeming quainter than the real thing. New York Daily News "Music… more »

ATW Digest - Complicite's Shun-Kin opens in London - read the reviews

The Times UK Shun-Kin, Barbican, London This is a fascinatingly ambiguous piece, finely staged by Simon McBurney and complete with his Complicite-style effects The Guardian Shun-kin, Barbican, London The excitment you so often get from a Complicit… more »

ATW Digest - Ruhl's 'In the Next Room' opens in CA - read the reviews

Los Angeles Times Review: 'In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)' at Berkeley Rep What do women want? The question flummoxed Freud, whose erotic theories drew mostly blanks when it came to the opposite sex. San Francisco Chronicle Theater review:… more »

Photos: Norman Conquests to Storm Broadway Starting April 7

The Old Vic's acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests is scheduled to begin previews at Circle in the Square (235 West 50th Street) on April 7. "Conquests" is three full length plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round an… more »

CDs/DVD: Notes on Some Feb. 3 Releases [updated 2/6/09]

Today, a host of new items of interest to theater fans hit store shelves. I've had a chance to preview most of them, so here are some brief thoughts. Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway - the final performance of Jonathan Larson's multi-award winning show w… more »