Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

The Drama Queen: The Expansive World of Taylor Mac

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Taylor 2 Our downtown scene watcher talks to legendary performer Taylor Mac about how, exactly, he navigates the many worlds he inhabits onstage By Kiara Downey Taylor Mac makes transformation look easy.  This veteran performer is a singer, an actor, a producer, and a writer who spent the month of February redefining a classical Brecht character at [&hellip
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The Long Picture Show

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

‘The Flick’ could benefit from some editing In The Aliens, the last original play of Annie Baker’s to run in New York, the playwright employed what I refer to as the “gotcha moment.” At one point, a character breaks from the measured, elliptical style with which he, like all the others, have been speaking, slowly [&hellip
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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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In Which They Serve

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

Photo by Tristan Fuge ‘The Steadfast’ looks at those who gave all For all the talk of war – which conflicts in which the United States should be engaged, what rules apply to which groups of people who can and cannot serve – it is often easy for those of us sitting at a remove from the battlefield to [&hellip
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This House Is Not a Home

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

Photo by Carol Rosegg ‘Bethany’ shows how bad things happen to good people Scarlett Johansson’s star turn in the recently-opened Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been garnering plenty of attention, but another small-statured star playing a desperate woman can be found Off-Broadway. That would be Emmy-winner America Ferrera (late of Ugly Betty), playing a struggling single woman [&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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A Light Meal

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

Photo by Joan Marcus ‘Picnic’ is  pretty as a picture, but often only skin deep Mare Winningham often plays the overlooked character – the girl left behind, the weary but steadfast wife, the beleaguered mother. Though known for her film work (the least Brat Pack-y cast member of St. Elmo’s Fire, 2 Emmys for her television work), her stage career [&hellip
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