Thursday, July 21 2016
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast gives comedians a chance to be honest and the audience a chance to laugh like hell.
Wednesday, July 20 2016
Less work, more pay, more leisure, guaranteed income -- We Want Everything sends a stirring reminder that these are not new demands.
Wednesday, July 13 2016
America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.
Unlikely Company’s talented ensemble finds both the humor and the melody in adult life, urging us to laugh at our own indulgent banality.
Friday, July 8 2016
Mark Zwonitzer's work offers a searing and sobering exploration of how America’s imperialist century opened: just as brutally as it would end.
Thursday, July 7 2016
Our relationship with fragments of art is one of a desiring proximity predicated upon an unfathomable and necessary distance.
Wednesday, July 6 2016
It’s funny how a dream, which has its basis in the intangible unknown and is full of fanciful fabrications, can lead to an indisputable truth. Daho soundtracks such dreams.
Wednesday, June 29 2016
Like the Aztecs before us, and despite the sheen of humane treatment, zoos continue to be sites of ritual animal sacrifice.
Tuesday, June 28 2016
You’ll really feel like you’re in a KFC when those 11 herbs and spices waft up your nostrils on a wave of ethyl acetate.
Friday, June 24 2016
As hatchet man and master of dirty tricks for Charles de Gaulle, Pasqua operated under the ethos that "democracy ends where the interests of the state begin."
Tuesday, June 21 2016
Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel offers everything movie goers seek: debauchery, religious obsession, exorcisms, devilish abuses, graphic sexual assault, and a variety of horrific effects both musical and visual.
Monday, June 20 2016
Rupert Goold’s spare, intense production divests Richard III of any pantomime associations and boasts an astounding performance from Ralph Fiennes as the treacherous monarch.
Sounding more like Christopher Hitchens than a lapsed Presbyterian from the 19th century, Mark Twain rips apart Testaments Old and New.
Thursday, June 16 2016
Remember when Mumford and Sons spent their pre-show hours swinging from tires in a lake crowded with fans?
Friday, June 10 2016
Carrie Cracknell delivers a beautiful, sensitive and measured production of the Terence Rattigan masterpiece.
Tuesday, June 7 2016
On what would have been the groundbreaking musician's 58th birthday, a reflection on his final chord.
Friday, June 3 2016
Montgomery Clift and Clifton Webb were both gay actors. One embraced his sexuality, while the other denied it, which made a huge difference in how their careers played out.
Personal and political tensions surface between two couples in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s absorbing Skiathos-set play at the National Theatre.
Wednesday, June 1 2016
Some fine performances bring Brechtian bite to Rufus Norris’s otherwise disappointing new production of The Threepenny Opera.
Thursday, May 26 2016
The pressing question isn't so much what a troll is and how he came to be, but what to do when confronted with a troll.