Monthly Archives: February 2013

“Timing” off Broadway and “Cat” on…

I first saw David Ives’s All in the Timing at the Alley Theatre in Houston in September 1994 and again a month later at Primary Stages, then on 42nd Street’s Theatre Row.  It’s back again at Primary Stages, now at … Continue reading

Blog, Broadway, NY Theater, Off Broadway

Attractive Opposites: “Two Trains Running” at Two River and “Lend Me a Tenor” at Paper Mill

“Two Trains Running” and “Lend Me a Tenor” are genres apart, but both plays are being fulfilled at their respective New Jersey Regional theaters. “Two Trains Running,” at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, is the 1960s representative … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

“Ants” are people too, you know…

The February 17, 2013 entry on The Beer Calendar (courtesy of William Raser): Sir John Lubbock, a noted nineteenth-century biologist who studied ants, bees and wasps, did an experiment during which he got a large number of ants drunk.  He … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Keeping Sondheim ‘Company’

Over 25 years of commenting on Community Theatre, I have come to admire companies that select difficult/obscure/ rarely produced shows and the people who commit themselves to them.  “You’re not playing it safe,” I said to a Phoenix Productions board … Continue reading

Blog, Community, Regional