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Look Back in Anger

“He’s horrifyingly odd and exciting,” one character says of another in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. The same could be said of the current revival of Osborne’s landmark 1956 work, currently in performances at the Laura Pels Theater. Starring … Continue reading


The Importance of Being Earnest

Gender-crossing actors and roles are nothing new to theater, but Brian Bedford’s performance as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater, is something new – a complete transformation of … Continue reading


Equivocation

It’s a drama. No, it’s a satire. No, it’s a modern-day political comedy. No, it’s a story of a family. Or maybe it’s all of these. Or none of them. It’s impossible to tell. Equivocation, an ambitious new play by … Continue reading


The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard It is said that The Cherry Orchard was intended to be a comedy. But after seeing the elegant, understated performance currently in production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I have to disagree. It’s not that this … Continue reading


Howard Katz

Howard Katz A broken man is no stranger to the stage. It is what makes the mean break, and how he does it, that makes him and his show compelling. Unfortunately, those elements are missing from Howard Katz, which is … Continue reading