Category archive: Rocamora Reviews

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…

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…

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…

August 2018: The Best of the Rest

Even in these sultry summer days following the busy spring season, New York theatres are filled with audiences, ever eager for stimulating, challenging new work. Shakespeare “as you like it” Call it “Shakespeare, my way” or “Shakespeare à ma façon”– there’s a dizzying variety of “versions” of the Bard’s plays in New York this summer….

July 2018 Summer Offerings

What happened to the “summer lull”? New York theatres keep generating exciting, edgy, and entertaining work.   Carmen Jones at the Classic Stage Company If only Oscar Hammerstein were alive today to see the Classic Stage Company’s thrilling revival of his Carmen Jones! Like the rest of us, he’d marvel at the red-hot passion packed…

“June in Bloom, 2018”

Compelling new works, arresting foreign imports, moving revivals– New York theatre in June is blooming. Operation Crucible The tragic impact of World War II on the English home front has provided endless material for compelling plays and films – from David Hare’s Plenty to John Boorman’s Hope and Glory to the TV series Foyle’s War…

May’s Bounty 2018

The month of May offers an impressive range of offerings – including new work, unusual foreign imports, and stellar revivals. A Brief History of Women at 59e59 Theaters Now celebrating his sixth decade in the theatre, Alan Ayckbourn, the crowned King of British comedy, shows no sign of slowing down. His latest comedy of manners…

April Showers 2018

True to the saying, April brings forth a shower of new shows – featuring rousing revivals, musicals, imports, and new plays. Angels in America on Broadway Until now, I couldn’t imagine an interpretation of Angels in America as thrilling as the original 1993 Broadway production or the 2003 HBO miniseries. Yet, Marianne Elliott’s marvelous stage…

March: London x 3

Three exceptional productions shine on the London stages this spring. Network at the Royal National Theatre “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” You remember that famous war cry from Network, Paddy Chayevsky’s 1976 film about the power of television, don’t you? Well, it’s ringing out once more, this time…

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