Author archive: cboynton

November Notables 2018

The season is already in high gear – and it’s only November! So much to choose from, including the following compelling offerings: Oklahoma at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn “You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!” – that is, for two-thirds of Daniel Fish’s radical interpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 classic. Daniel Fish’s vision is fresh and provocative…

On the Aisle with Larry – November 2018

Lawrence Harbison, our very own critic, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York.  In this column, Larry reports on Bernhardt/Hamlet, What the Constitution Means to Me, Apologia and The True. It looks very much like 2018 is going to turn out to be the Year of the Woman. …

October Offerings 2018

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur  at Theatre at St. Clements  It was one of his last plays – and, after his death, it became a long-forgotten one.  Yet it was among Tennessee Williams’s personal favorites.  He called it his “bijou.” This gem of a play was first produced in 1977, revised and revived in…

On the Aisle with Larry – October 2018

Lawrence Harbison, our very own critic, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York. In this column, Larry reports on The Ferryman, Girl from the North Country, The Nap, Summer and Black Light. Three imports from London, all hits last season, have opened in New York, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman (at…

Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door by Richard Brestoff – COMING DECEMBER 15

Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door  by Richard Brestoff – COMING DECEMBER 15

Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door by Richard Brestoff   “Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door” is a fine-tuned, detailed approach to character building.  Using “thought,” or subtext, to shepherd the actor towards depth and nuance, Richard Brestoff brings a wealth of teaching experience and keen insights to bear on characters…

September 2018: The start of a vigorous new season

Fiddler on the Roof at the Museum of Jewish Heritage “A little bit of this, a little bit of that” – go the lines to “Anatevka,”  one of many memorable songs in Fiddler on the Roof.  By now a treasured American classic (book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick),  theatregoers…

A New Productions in Print Title – 2018 Theatre Brut Anthology – “When the Circus Comes to Town” – Available Now

A New Productions in Print Title – 2018 Theatre Brut Anthology – “When the Circus Comes to Town” – Available Now

New Jersey Repertory Company’s 2018 Theatre Brut Anthology (A Collection of 31 Short Plays) All We Want (McLindon) Blue Bench (Merilo) By the Light (McLean) Circus Real (Kozak) Clown Alley (DiIorio) Death Defying (Kaplan) Doodle-lee Doo (Stone) Extraordinary (Swain) Fortune’s Fool (Delaney) In the Hole (Daftsios) Like Brothers (Fitzpatrick)        No More Writers…

Productions in Print’s Newest Title – “Interludes: Two One-Act Plays” by Allan Havis – Available Now

Productions in Print’s Newest Title – “Interludes: Two One-Act Plays” by Allan Havis – Available Now

Interludes: Two One-Act Plays by Allan Havis Two one-act plays by Allan Havis, brought together under the title Holy Wars, are now being featured on the Rep’s experimental stage in Cambridge, and they are powerfully conceived.  The reversal of the usual roles is even greater in “The Road from Jerusalem,” in which a visiting German…

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