Michael C. Hall & Tracy Letts opening

The Realistic Joneses – Four Characters in Search of a Play

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei are terrific actors. Watching them work is a pleasure. Each manifests his role from the


Alyce Finell opening

Alyce Finell Could Run a Small Country

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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In a television studio filled with secretaries (women) and men, Alyce Finell’s “Look at what the VU Meter’s doing,” caused shock waves. NBC didn’t know


Doña Ana and Don Filip opening

Don Juan or Wages of Debauchery – Good Company, Disappointing Show

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Last year, in my review of King Executioner by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, I wrote “maintaining poetic integrity while mixing in colloquial dialogue, presenting with grace


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Younger Than Springtime
Style Trends for the Young at Heart and Body

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Ah youth. You’re likely lithe, wear short, short skirts, crop tops, and things defined as cute.You experiment with style and likely own more, but less


white blouse

You Can’t Have Too Many –
Good White Blouses, That Is

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Always fresh, clean, crisp and they go with everything. Blank canvases really, but they needn’t lack style. Here are some of the season’s new models.


Jonathan Groff, Mandy Gonzalez, Phillipa Soo, Rebecca Luker, Lewis Cleale opening

Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein – Worthy Legends

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Arguably the most successful team in the history of musical theater, Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) ushered in what history recognizes as


opening-Adam Jaobs photo by Deen Van Meer

Aladdin-Show-Fun; Genie-Faaaaabulous

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Welcome to Agrabah* “with more glitz and glam than any other fictional city in the world…Come for the humus, stay for the floor show…” So,



Broadway By The Year:
The Broadway Musicals of 1940-1964
– Testosterone Rules

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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One hundred years, one hundred songs, one hundred shows, one hundred performers. In its fourteenth season, Broadway By The Year continues its ambitious cavalcade with