When Doerries puts on a show, a Greek chorus from the heavens sings praise of the scale of his ambition, and well, yes... hubris. He has taken the very same Greek dramatists that have inspired the culture wars and the politics of identity, and redeployed them in the service of public health.
First Nighter: Five Worthies From Alan Ayckbourn, Eugene O'Neill, The Marx Brothers, Philip Ridley and God
As the author of 79 -- count 'em, 79 -- plays, Alan Ayckbourn rarely falls below a certain laugh level.
The Iceman Cometh is one of those plays from the American canon whose name evokes a pretty specific theatrical mood and style.
Movie icon--and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story-- Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice
It's only a few months since Ivo van Hove brought his startlingly strong production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge from London to Broadway.
Cults, car chases, a kid with lazer beam eyes, a satellite from outer space! What more could you want in a movie? As director
The Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has offered a series of diverse and astounding star performances in films. Thus, he is not just another movie star stopping over on Broadway for a limited engagement.
Eugene O'Neill is widely regarded as the playwright who lifted American theater out of the era of melodrama and into a realm of truthfulness and invention that was comparable with the best on the world's stages.
First Nighter: McDonald, Swenson in O'Neill's 'Moon for the Misbegotten', Yasmina Reza's 'The Unexpected Man'
As far as I know, the most chillingly romantic scene in American dramatic literature occurs in the second half of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, a revival of which is now in its final week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Now at Williamstown Theatre Festival, tucked away in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, Broadway royalty and celebrity couple, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson are exploring a new kind of relationship in Eugene O'Neill's final masterpiece--the sequel to Long Day's Journey Into Night--A Moon For The Misbegotten.
Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
I was delighted to uncover the names and stories of the other members of the Vicious Circle, women that had fascinating and full lives.
So, kudos to the Endangered Species Project for taking on this and other less visible projects on behalf of the Seattle community
Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally