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Perseus Jackson is a demi-god, half-mortal, half-god, but he doesn’t know it. When he finally learns his true parentage, born to a mortal mother (Carrie Compere) and … more
When people complain that there aren’t any good parts for women, they need only look at this Broadway season. Directed by Michael Greif, War Paint is an original … more
Review by Elyse TreversI have to admit I wasn’t very excited about seeing the revival of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, a comedy that Coward wrote with himself in mind playing Garry … 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
Lynn Nottage was prescient when she began work in 2011 interviewing residents in Reading, Pennsylvania, where there was 40 percent unemployment. Her interviews led to her Pulitzer-prize winning play, … 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
As audiences know, Arthur Miller’s “Death of A Salesman” is a masterpiece. Sadly, it doesn’t mean all of his works were of that caliber. However, that doesn’t keep a … 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
Theater can be an escapist experience, or it can hold a mirror on society. In London’s West End, the award-winning revival of ‘An Inspector Calls’ provides valuable lessons for today’s … more
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