Monthly Archives: November 2015

Funny Happenings at Two River Theater

No one was more skeptical than I when Two River Theater announced an all-male “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy shot through with gags, innuendo and bodily display, all to do with women. … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

Heil you-know-who: “The Producers” in Deal, NJ

Soon after “The Producers” opened to ecstatic reviews in 2001, a New Yorker magazine cover depicted an audience in fits of laughter with one angry-faced theatergoer among them: Adolph Hitler. I thought of that illustration as I watched “The Producers” … Continue reading

Community, Regional

Come fly with “Peter Pan” in Red Bank NJ

Phoenix Productions’ “Peter Pan” is the first Count Basie Theatre show following the announcement of the venue’s ambitious expansion plans. Uplifted (literally and figuratively) by Jennifer Townsend’s captivating performance, the transformation has begun…from the inside. Townsend is in her mid-twenties. … Continue reading

Blog, Community, Regional

Canine Comedy and a Hearty Hoedown on NYC Stages

The revival of “Sylvia,” its first on Broadway, is like a three-quarter carat diamond nested in Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring’s setting. It’s pretty enough, but really, what’s it doing there? Other than justifying the presence of Annaleigh Ashford, I mean. … Continue reading

Blog, Broadway, NY Theater, Off Broadway