Category Archives: theatre

‘Christmas Snow White’

Last night I ran a read-through for “Christmas Snow White,” a children’s show that my daughter is in, and introduced the cast to my stage manager. “I’m only doing this because I’m asleep,” I told the cast. “Once I wake … Continue reading

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Oldtime religion under the stagelights

A couple of years ago, I was in a production of “Inherit the Wind” at Villagers Theatre. The play is a theater staple, portraying a fictitious account of the Scopes Monkey Trial. In the play the science teacher charged with … Continue reading

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Delta withdraws support for theater over ‘Julius Caesar’

Delta has withdrawn its sponsorship of The Public Theater over the allusive references to Trump in this year’s production of Julius Caesar. — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 11, 2017 You do realize that art is never as simple as @FoxNews, … Continue reading

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Homoerotic subtext in ‘Waiting for Godot’

With a family of theater afficianados, it’s inevitable that dinner conversation on some days will revolve around theater. Tonight it was Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” I was in the show a few years ago. Oldest Daughter was an assistant … Continue reading

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I love Broadway musicals, by and large. To make it on Broadway, musicals have to have solid performers, excellent lyricists and talented composers. Musicians like Paul Simon can make the crossover with “Urinetown,” but you’ll never see a musical on Broadway … Continue reading

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‘Les Misérables’

With Rachel and her mother away at a birthday party this evening, I decided to do something meaningful with Evangeline. I didn’t read her a book, I didn’t play her a game, and I didn’t have a deep, meaningful conversation with … Continue reading

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