The fine ensemble swirling around McKellan's killer performance as the aging Mr. Holmes, now in retirement in the country, is first rate. And in that spirit, the movie's Monday premiere took advantage of Broadway's dark night, with theater actors out for drinks and ravioli at Southgate in celebration.
Welsh-born actor Roger Rees died at his home in New York City on Friday after a brief illness. He was 71. Rees was known
Tony Award winning actor Roger Rees died Friday night at the age of 71.
Roger Rees is fine as Anton, and John Riddle as his younger self is a believable hunk, but this is Chita Rivera's show. At the final applause, Rees and Rivera kiss, he giving the audience a sly wink over her shoulder. He's won her again.
Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?
Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case.
This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.
Be it a cliché, the adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be the best way to describe the latest production of "The Visit" opening this week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Whether in its infant stages or a full-blown epic poem like Homer's Iliad, storytelling is an art form that develops over time and goes through many revisions.
From beginning to end, John Lloyd Young's performance at the Café Carlyle was a love affair attuned to the Valentine's Day of your youth.