Coram Boy, the play with music that comes to us via acclaim at London’s National Theatre, is a wonderful, near-mad folly on Broadway.
Let me say at the outset that, unlike many of my miserable colleagues, I found this rollicking Gothic drama based on Jamila Gavin’s historical novel for young adults enchanting from beginning Read More
The longer a successful dramatist lives, the more he’s sure
to go out of fashion. It seems to be an axiom in a punishing trade that almost
every major playwright writes a small cluster of great plays when young,
destined to become capriciously “unfashionable” over time. The plays are then
rediscovered when it’s too late-too Read More
There are three things actors never do. They never give up, never thank a critic for a good review and never doubt the genius of a play in which they’re appearing.
That’s about it, really. I once knew an actor who never had carrot soup because his complexion turned orange. (Well, would you ?) But Read More
That posturing old windbag, George Bernard Shaw, is always in good hands when reincarnated by Donal Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly, one of the greatest character actors who ever lived, is appearing in Dear Liar at the Irish Repertory Theater, as G.B.S. opposite Marian Seldes’ grande dame of theater, Mrs. Patrick Campbell. Ms. Seldes can play the Read More