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  • 'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version

    'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version
    "A Delicate Balance," Edward Albee's 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about emotional repression in an upper-crust WASP family, is once again a hot ticket on Broadway thanks to the new, starry revival production with Glenn Close and John Lithgow....
  • Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopan√©' a vivid story of tragic love

    Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love
    Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopan√©,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars. The script could stand...
  • Review: 'The Lookingglass Alice' by Lookingglass Theatre

    Review: 'The Lookingglass Alice' by Lookingglass Theatre
    Some of us must have been "dreaming as the days go by," but the "Lookingglass Alice" is now, well, older than Alice herself. Lewis Carroll's adventurous traveler declares herself to be 7-1/2. David Catlin's adaptation of "Alice's Adventures in...
  • 'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues

     'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues
    The new movie version of "Into the Woods" is big in many ways — big stars (Meryl Streep, Chris Pine), big visual effects (giant beanstalk, angry giantess) and big score (booming orchestra that lays on the grandiosity). The $50 million that...
  • REVIEW: Uplifting return by Dance Theatre of Harlem

    REVIEW: Uplifting return by Dance Theatre of Harlem
    Dance Theatre of Harlem has risen from the dead with stunning aplomb and force. It's not a miracle, though, except perhaps of perseverance and hard work. When the company announced a yearlong hiatus in 2004, it had 44 dancers and a $2.3 million debt....
  • 'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy

    'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy
    Since time immemorial, the plot device of a dead child has propelled drama from Iphigenia to Ibsen to “Rabbit Hole.” At a comfortably cathartic distance, audiences have thrilled to the unimaginable loss of a child. Yet in recent years, that...
  • REVIEW: 'The Testament of Mary' at Victory Gardens

     REVIEW: 'The Testament of Mary' at Victory Gardens
    As most theaters trot out their Scrooge, Schooner or George Bailey, the Victory Gardens Theater opens a difficult, sparse, austere, intense and most assuredly haunting piece that — given the graphic depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ...
  • REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★
    Benjamin, the cynical, long-lived donkey who comes to regret not raising a hoof against tyrannical piggery, turns out to be the key to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blistering new 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," the best...
  • REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center

    REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center
    Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
  • 'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages

    'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages
    "Pippin," the Tony-winning revival that transformed Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's musical into a circus theatrical, has pitched its tent at the Hollywood Pantages, and it has been quite a while since this majestic old theater has held so much...
  • Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR

    Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR
    "Zealot," Theresa Rebeck's new play at South Coast Repertory, is set in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at the start of the Hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage that able adult Muslims are required to make at least once in their lifetime. But like most unconvincing...