Seeing again August Wilson’s compelling Two Trains Running (directed by Lou Bellamy, now in the last two weeks of its extended run at the Signature), I was struck by how badly our theater needs emotion—plain, simple, direct emotion.
It isn’t just Wilson’s widely admired musicality and unadorned poetry that touch us so deeply. It’s the Read More
At the movies as in life, just when everything looks hopeless, help arrives when least expected. So it is with a marvelous and tantalizing new thriller, The Deep End , which has already surfed a wave of justifiably enthusiastic advance praise on the film-festival circuit and is now ready to liven the pace of a Read More
To quote the lusty lyric from the much-loved The Scarlet Pimpernel , “So it’s into the fire we go!” Here, then, are my theater awards for the past season and my wishes for the new.
The award for the worst introduction to any show in the history of theater goes to Spalding Gray. At the Read More