Monthly Archives: May 2012

“This, after all, is theatre.” – Alan Ayckbourn

If it’s true, as claimed, that Alan Ayckbourn is the second most performed playwright after Shakespeare, it’s only fair to point out that he has written (so far) exactly twice as many plays, 76, to Will’s 38. (Okay, depending on … Continue reading

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Outer Critics Circle * 2011-2012 Award Winners

 Winners underlined in BOLD     *Asterisk* indicates my vote OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY One Man, Two Guvnors The Lyons*    Seminar     Stick Fly  OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL Bonnie & Clyde      Newsies    Spider Man Once*

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“Midsummer” not exactly a dream…

An historic first: a not-very-funny A Midsummer Night’s Dream – including the tradesmen’s “Pyramus and Thisbe.” No, really. Classic Stage Company assembled a potentially high-powered cast and saddled it with some strange choices, only a couple of which work. In … Continue reading

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