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The average adult spends a third of the day at work, often seeing more of his co-workers than his relatives. So it’s not surprising that some workers bond like a family. With well-crafted … more
Some of my favorite theater moments have been when things went wrong onstage, but the actors never skipped a beat. There was the picture that fell off the wall and the actor who noted, … more
Review by Elyse TreversMovie stars have several chances to get a scene right, to perfect the dialogue and to work through the moves. This is not true in live theater. So when our favorite movie stars … more
Fittingly, Hope is her middle name, and so Sweet Charity views the world with optimism. Although the men in her life use, rob and abuse her, she still waits for one to love her. In the latest revival … more
The door closing was a “shot heard round the world.” Audiences were shocked as Nora Helmer leaves her husband and children in Ibsen’s classic, A Doll’s House … more
Billy Joel? Rolling Stones? Metallica? It felt like a typical rock concert with the audience up on its feet cheering wildly. The only thing missing was cigarette lighters and cell-phone lights waving … more
How do you translate sugary sweetness from screen to the Broadway stage? Sometimes you just can’t. Such is the case with the movie Amelie, the 2001 French romantic comedy starring the winsome … more
Review by Elyse Trevers After watching the spirited musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I began to wonder if author Roald Dahl actually liked children. As … more
Two Off-Broadway plays, set nearly 300 years apart, examine the strong impact that religion has had on world events. In 75 minutes, “Church and State” tackles the thorny issues of religion and … more
What’s the difference between a mixed drink and a cocktail? By the end of Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, playing at the New World Stages, … more
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