Posts Tagged ‘Broadway’

2013 Predictions: Conjectures on the Great White Way

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Scarlett Johansson appears in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Richard Rogers Theater It’s a new year, a new turn for stars to come to the stage and show their stuff. Below are a few of the bigger ones to set your sights on: Though she won a Tony, I was not a big fan of Scarlett Johansson in Arthur Miller’s View From the Bridge. Can she redeem [&hellip
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Catching Up with Amy Morton

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

amymorton1 The star of the current ‘Virginia Woolf’ revival opens up about the role of Martha, Edward Albee, and eating Many are familiar with Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, one of the most cutting seminal works of modern theatre. It has been a mainstay of dramatic study since it debuted, with many a [&hellip
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City Arts: Doing the Right Thing

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

DoingtheRightThing600 Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’ explores our social divide Debra Winger in The Anarchist. Broadway’s newest drama, The Anarchist, proves that David Mamet has not just become a conservative; he’s become a poet. Taking as his inspiration the 1981 Brinks incident where subversives from the Weatherman Underground were convicted for killing a Nyack, N.J., policeman, Mamet examines the motives [&hellip
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Not as Easy as ABC

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

glengarry-scottlandis The latest ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revival can’t close the deal Pity poor Shelley Levene, the has-been real estate salesman central to Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the corrosive nature of capitalism. Not only is pathetic Shelley, brought down to his knees from desperation, not too proud to beg his boss [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images MATTRESS SWIPE An Amsterdam Avenue resident lost her mattress and $5,000 on Nov. 28 when someone broke into her apartment. According to a young woman who reported the theft, the 53-year-old resident came home and found her mattress missing. There were no signs of forced entry into her apartment, but she had not given anyone [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nanny Indicted, Fire in Morningside Heights, Baker Casting Call

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Aligator_Bread_Boudin_Bakery NANNY INDICTED IN SLAYING OF KRIM CHILDREN Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny arrested for fatally stabbing two children in her care in October, was formally indicted for murder last Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ortega was discovered on the evening of Oct. 25 by the children’s mother, Marina Krim, in the bathroom of the family’s West 75th Street [&hellip
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Criminal Act: David Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’ is a Waste of Time

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Joan Marcus One can only assume that actresses with as much clout and freedom of choice as Patti LuPone and Debra Winger signed into The Anarchist, the new play written and directed by David Mamet that opened last night at the John Golden Theatre, sight unseen. How else to explain why two such notably discerning talents ended [&hellip
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Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream Quieter Than Norbert Leo Butz in ‘Dead Accounts’

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Picture 5 Actor steals slim ‘Dead Accounts’ Dead Accounts, is, for better or worse, best known as that “Katie Holmes” play, since it is largely the presence of its tabloid favorite star that finally led the show to Broadway after a decent reception in Cincinnati. But very quickly it is double Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz who emerges [&hellip
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This Land is Bore Land: ‘Giant’ Aims High but Falls Short

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Joan Marcus. One hates to write anything negative about a show like Giant. Book writer Sybille Pearson has maintained the progressive themes from Edna Ferber’s classic novel, and musician Michael John LaChiusa has, in typical fashion, crafted character-centric songs rather than hollow showstoppers. Michael Greif, a director known for leading rich musicals as varied as Rent and [&hellip
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