On the Aisle with Larry

On the Aisle with Larry, 27 November 2012

Lawrence Harbison, our very own critic, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York. This week, Larry reports on SCANDALOUS, A CHRISTMAS STORY, FOREVER DUSTY, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, EMOTIONAL CREATURE, ANNIE, RADIANCE, FALLING, THE HEIRESS, MODERN TERRORISM, FOREVER DUSTY, A TWIST OF WATER, THE WHALE, THE…

On the Aisle with Larry, 3 October 2012

Lawrence Harbison, The Playfixer, brings you up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in New York. This week, Larry reports on BRING IT ON, CHAPLIN, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING, COUGAR , THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS, MARY BROOME, RED-HANDED OTTER, HEARTLESS and THE TRAIN DRIVER. Bring It On! At the St. James Theatre, this…

On the Aisle with Larry, March 20, 2012

New York theatre-goers have their choice of several fine revivals on the boards now. This column is exclusively about them. I’ll catch up with the new shows in a few days. I always have a soft spot in my heart for shows which I feel have been cruelly, unfairly treated by the theatre ayatollahs (i.e.,…

On the Aisle with Larry, January 30, 2012

The revival (revisal?) of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever at the St. James, which is closing next month, is not as bad as you’ve heard; but neither is it all that good. I am unfamiliar with the original production, which double-cast Barbara Harris as both a psychiatrist’s patent and the woman she was in…

On the Aisle with Larry, December, 15, 2011

As you probably have heard, Bonnie and Clyde, the new musical at the Schoenfeld Theatre, has received pretty much dismissive reviews, across the board. I hope you haven’t scratched it off your list, because it’s the victim of a totally unfair bitch-fest the likes of which hasn’t been seen since last season’s Women on the Verge of…

On the Aisle with Larry, November 28, 2011

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, at the Jacobs Theatre, takes place on the night before Martin Luther King was killed, in his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. King, alone late at night, calls the front desk for some coffee, which soon is brought up by a maid. He’s lonely; she’s seemingly astounded that she is…

On the Aisle with Larry, October 05, 2011

Danny, the hero of Jeff Talbott’s The Submission, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, is a struggling young playwright who has had readings galore but never a production of one of his plays; until, that it, he is inspired by an incident which happened to him on the subway to write a play in which the characters…

On the Aisle with Larry, September 14, 2011

The Broadway musical season has gotten off to a fine start with the wonderful revival ofFollies, the 1971 Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical  at the Marquis Theatre. The original production, legendary to many, closed at a loss, and the Roundabout’s revival of 10 year ago didn’t fare very well either. This is one of those shows…

On the Aisle with Larry, August 15, 2011

Death Takes a Holiday, the new musical produced by Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theatre, has apparently been kicking around a while, as original book writer Peter Stone died in 2003. Maury Yeston, who wrote the music and lyrics, has linked up with Thomas Meehan to put the finishing touches on Stone’s book, and the…

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