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A Hairy Situation

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

Photo by Hunter Canning Nick Jones’ Clever ‘Trevor’ Brings to Life an Actor’s Nightmare I’m not sure who has it worse in Trevor, the latest Lesser America comedy to nestle into downtown’s Theater for the New City: is it Morgan Fairchild, that B-list sex kitten of yesteryear, or Trevor, the animalistic former child star whose quest to be rediscovered [&hellip
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Graceland: Martin Moran in ‘All the Rage’

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

all the rage 1 Martin Moran continues searching for himself in his one-man show ‘All the Rage’ Of all the many hard-hitting statements made by Martin Moran in All the Rage, the life-affirming one-man show authored by and starring the performer and which opened last night at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, one statement stood out among his descriptions [&hellip
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De-Clawed: Rob Ashford’s Starry ‘Cat’ Ain’t So Hot

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

Photo by Joan Marcus The star-studded revival of Tennessee Williams’ ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ can’t hold the heat Fans of women-in-prison flicks should take note: Rob Ashford’s latest Broadway revival of the seminal Tennessee Williams work Cat on a Hot Tin Roof conjures up a woman who’s all boxed in. The inmate in question is the inimitable [&hellip
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Brain Matter

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

Photo by Joan Marcus In Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place offers the performance of the season We’ve all met people like Juliana Smithton, the prickly pharmaceutical researcher played with astonishing nuance by the inimitable Laurie Metcalf in Sharr White’s The Other Place. Accomplished, curt, sensible, Juliana is all business and no empathy, the kind of woman we have either [&hellip
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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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‘Hearts Like Fists’ is Graphically Fun

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

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum Kelly O’Donnell and Adam Szymkowicz prove to be theatrical superheroes with ‘Hearts Like Fists’ Much like Dexter Morgan, graphic artist Jeff Lindsay’s darkly comic creation, uses his quench for serial killing to off other killers, so, too, does Doctor X, the deranged murderer with an MD, think he is doing his own type of public [&hellip
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