Friday, April 27, 2012

Drama Desk noms: Follies in front

Plus Death Takes a Holiday, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Richard III, and others in the usual potpourri derived from the bustling New York theater scene. I was a nominator once, and, like Sally in Follies (pictured), I felt like I was "losing my mind" as I saw all those shows. But away we go. The awards will be held on June 3.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Live Design: The scoop on Newsies

Extra! Extra! The new Disney musical isn't bad at all. In fact it's quite enjoyable. A surprise.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Popdose: A Night to Remember

I'm posting this review of the excellent Criterion Blu-ray of the 1958 classic almost to the minute the Titanic sank a century ago, which is a sobering thought.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Popdose: A world of Whedon

Writer-producer-director wunderkind Joss Whedon, that is, represented by no less than two films this week as the world awaits his superheroic mashup The Avengers: the monster mash The Cabin in the Woods (pictured) and the doc Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. Let's give the man a hand!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On the theater beat

Reviewed for Live Design magazine, Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the late, unmourned revisal of Carrie. And, for Theater News Online, a largely successful screen to stage adaptation (pictured). The cast album is gorgeous, by the way.