Monthly Archives: July 2014

“A Few Good Men” in Holmdel (and a couple good musicals in NYC)

Summer, 1986. A young Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines who killed a fellow Marine during a hazing (Code Red) incident at Gitmo, the Marine Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  For reasons soon revealed, Base Commander Lt. Col. … Continue reading

Blog, Community, NY Theater, Off Broadway, Regional

Come here often? “The Last 5 Years” in Asbury Park

Where else in NYC would a struggling author meet an aspiring actress except in the bar where she works and where he hunkers down at a high-top and tries to write. That’s the spin director Corey Rubel puts on Jason … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

There are worse things you could do: “Grease” in Red Bank

Let’s separate the play from the production. “Grease” isn’t much of a play, but once you get past the mindless plot, the shallow characters and the questionable moral (there’s no virtue in virtue), the Phoenix production is pretty good. Set … Continue reading

Blog, Community, Regional

Oldies are goodies at The Shaw Festival

Once could be a fluke, twice a coincidence. But when a company consistently transforms old plays by obscure authors – or obscure plays by old authors – into instant classics, it’s a rare combination of talent and skill. I had … Continue reading

Blog, Canadian Theatre