Tag: Roundabout Theatre Company

She’s Bernhardt, She’s Hamlet, and She Wears the Pants

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, September 26, 2018.] A search for an absent father and finding solace on the stage are both captured beautifully in Teresa Rebeck’s new play Bernhardt/Hamlet. The problem is, there’s more to the play. A lot more. Actress Sarah Bernhardt — born in 1844 to a Dutch courtesan, died in 1923,

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Outdated ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Falls on Deaf Ears

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, April 12, 2018.] Sarah Norman, played by the luminous and graceful Lauren Ridloff in the new Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s 1979 play, Children of a Lesser God, is a young deaf woman seeking her own voice and way to engage the world. Changing deaf community politics in the four

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When John Lithgow Called, He Said Yes

[Full article published in TDF Stages, January 11, 2018.] How director Daniel Sullivan is helping the actor honor his father Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan is known for helming complex, multicharacter plays on Broadway, from sumptuous period pieces like last season’s revival of The Little Foxes, to new works by the likes of David Auburn, Donald Margulies, and

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Review: Holiday Inn at Studio 54

[article as originally published in Exeunt Magazine, October 9, 2016.] Shaking the blues away at Christmas at the Holiday Inn There’s a moment deep in the first act of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical where a scene of flying tap shoes reveals the glowing, rapturous possibilities of this production—blending all manner of twee,

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review: ugly lies the bone

Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino Directed by Patricia McGregor Featuring Karron Graves, Mamie Gummer, Caitlin O’Connell, Chris Stack, Haynes Thigpen Roundabout Theatre Company, Steinberg Center for Theatre, Black Box Theatre October 13, 2015 – November 22, 2015  production site Veterans and simulations and mothers and daughters and life as it was and life as it

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review roundup: revivals range from throbbing to demure

The Winslow Boy @ Roundabout American Airlines (through December 1, 2013) Julius Caesar @ St. Ann’s Warehouse (through November 9, 2013 ) Revivals can dull the senses or send chills up your spine. Certainly the source material will establish a trajectory for each of these responses. The response alchemy will further depend upon the skills

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review: man and boy

Man and Boy by Terence Rattigan Directed by Maria Aitken Featuring Frank Langella American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street September 9, 2011 — November 27, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee November 21, 2011 Young adult son and overbearing businessman father.  World finance and youthful idealism.  Outrageous wealth and bohemian basement apartment.

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review: the people in the picture

The People in the Picture Book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart Score by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler Directed by Leonard Foglia  Featuring Donna Murphy, Nicole Parker, Rachel Resheff Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, 54 West 54th Street production web site: http://tinyurl.com/3valgls April 28, 2011 — ongoing Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee May 27, 2011 “Most of the time

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review: the importance of being earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde Directed by Brian Bedford Featuring Brian Bedford, Jayne Houdyshell, Brian Murray, Charlotte Parry, David Furr Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street production web site:  http://tinyurl.com/6dajabl January 13, 2011 — July 3, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee May 7, 2011 My cousin visiting

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review: mrs. warren’s profession

Mrs. Warren’s Profession By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Doug Hughes Starring Cherry Jones, Sally Hawkins, Mark Harelik, Edward Hibbert Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street production web site: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/aat/?gclid=CIXFpey_16MCFZJd5QodaUCSuw previews begin September 3, 2010, opens October 3, 2010 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 29, 2010 George Bernard Shaw‘s play in

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