Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Becky’s New Car” Is Worth a Test Drive

In 2010, Steven Dietz was said to be tied (with Tennessee Williams and David Mamet!) for eighth on a list of the ten most-produced playwrights in America (excluding Shakespeare…whew).  The Dietz I saw in ‘10 was Yankee Tavern, an overwrought … Continue reading

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Expectations cut both ways. Expect more, get less, Boo! Expect less, get more, Yay. Two Broadway musicals, Annie and Scandalous,  make the point. I’ll admit it; I’m a fan of Annie, especially the catchy score by Charles Strouse (music) and … Continue reading

Blog, Broadway, NY Theater

1906 America: “Ragtime” in Red Bank

Before the opening night performance of Phoenix Productions’ Ragtime, producer Tom Martini asked the audience for lenience in judging the show in light of the rehearsals lost to the hurricane. He needn’t have bothered. It’s not that the show is … Continue reading

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