Monthly Archives: June 2014

The “Butler” Did It!

Rarely has a slice of history been as entertainingly – and accurately – portrayed as in “Butler,” Richard Strand’s world-premiere play at New Jersey Repertory Company. The characters in “Butler” really existed and the circumstances really occurred. It wouldn’t surprise … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Opposite Attractions Attract at Stratford

[June 16-23 marked my annual pilgrimage to the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Ontario. Comments on plays seen at Stratford are posted below. Shaw follows soon.] Colm Feore and Donna Feore are a formidable theatrical couple. Married in real life, … Continue reading

Blog, Canadian Theatre

Two River Theater is safe at “Third”

               I remember seeing “Third” at Lincoln Center in 2006, but I had forgotten some of the play’s key elements: the ending, for one, which is as tidy a resolution as you could wish for, and how ingeniously the plot … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Off-Broadway review and commentary…

      How would you like to spend an hour-and-a-half in a theatrical legend’s living room while he reminisces and reprises highlights from his career, spanning vaudeville, stage and screen appearances and including success as an audio-book narrator?  That’s what sitting … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway