Monthly Archives: April 2012

Silly Season at NJ REP: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

There are several conditions under which you might enjoy The Hound of the Baskervilles at New Jersey Repertory Company. One is if silliness is near the top of your entertainment choices. Another would be if you can imagine yourself as … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Cry for the revival of “Evita”

The sung-through musical “Evita” is a two-problem play.  First, make the story coherent even though it lacks a narrative thread.  Second, eke out some warmth from the principal characters, a pair of fascist dictators.  “Evita” ran nearly four years on … Continue reading

Broadway, NY Theater

Maureen McGovern: Carrying it on…

From now to April 22, nostalgia rules at Two River Theater. Singer/actress Maureen McGovern’s self-conceived and written (with Philip Himberg) one-woman show, Carry It On, is a retrospective of her career and the long and winding road she’s traveled these … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Porgy and Bess and Willy Loman

Leaving the theater after a press performance of Porgy and Bess, I was asked what I thought. “I liked it a lot,” I said, “but it did drag in a few spots.”  “So what?” my friend replied, and he was … Continue reading

Broadway, NY Theater

“The Taming of the Shrew” in Holmdel

I have long admired Holmdel Theatre Company for their commitment to out-of-the-mainstream plays (Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1993 and Arcadia in ’97 for two) and for their willingness to innovate (the more recent Noises Off and Our Town, for … Continue reading

Community, Regional