If Bea Arthur and Elaine Stritch are on my mind these days, it’s
because I’ve seen them twice and thought about them often. Their one-person
Broadway shows keep getting extended, but I still advise you to get there fast.
Acid drips from their shapely mouths when these two flamboyant legends go at
their memoirs with Read More
The nation–and the theater community in particular–can wait no longer. Before announcing the proud winners of our 2001 Theater Awards, however, we wish to stress that all decisions of the Awards Committee are final according to the provisions set out in subsection 2(b), paragraph 52(e), of the Awards Committee Constitution.
Who is the Committee?
I’d say the audience is in the
palm of Elaine Stritch’s hand from the first words of her glorious one-woman
show at the Public, Elaine Stritch at
Liberty . The lady comes on singing-what else?-”There’s No Business Like
Show Business” in a relaxed, jaunty rendition promising sweet and bitter
ironies. Dressed in a white shirt Read More
I used to say Woody Allen on a bad day was better than everybody else on Sunday, but now I’m beginning to wonder. No amount of admiration for America’s most original and prolific filmmaker can disguise the fact that Small Time Crooks is Woody on a very bad day indeed.
Sure, there are some funny Read More
Runaway Wife, Reluctant Daughter
Susan Sarandon, I am happy to report, did not die of cancer, join a nunnery, send anyone to the electric chair or drive a car over a cliff with Geena Davis. Her honesty, conviction and three-dimensional way of creating an aura of total reality on the screen just make it seem Read More