Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
An Oregon theater producer claims that Edward Albee's estate refused to grant him the rights to present "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" with a black actor.
First Nighter: Sherie René Scott's "Whorl Inside a Loop," Ken Regan's "Sense of an Ending," Anna Ziegler's "A Delicate Ship"
Actors Silverman and Dellapina, who plays guitar and sings nicely along the way, perform well together, and Westrate has some effective stretches. If on arrival he were to play Nate as less immediately psychotic, Ziegler's script might have a more insinuating dramatic arc.
Louise strolls into Jonathan's apartment, awkward and exhausted. She's still wearing her white lab coat from work. In fact, she almost never takes it off. It's her good luck charm, her safety blanket that gets her through days of sexually stimulating rats for research.
Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a bite of your favorite Warren Beatty flicks. Get out your DVD collection or surf Netflix. Here are mine. Agree or disagree. What are yours?
If you go by several adamant playwrights, it's a terrible idea for married couples to get together over an after-hours drink or dinner or for a casual weekend or a serious discussion about children. Nothing good ever comes of it.
Intense feelings of affection are on our radar as we celebrate Valentine's Day. We turn to the cinematic mirror for understated romcoms -- those that illustrate some underlying dynamics of the relationships that survive versus those that fizzle before death do us part.
Proof of love is on our radar as Valentine's Day nears. Hope, grief, courage and reconciliation, how has the cinematic mirror portrayed relationships that survive while others fizzle before death-do-us part?
I've seen over half a dozen Macbeths over the course of my career. We're going to have Romeo and Juliet running off-Broadway the same time it is running on Broadway. I'm often asked: Why? Yes, they are Shakespeare classics. But do people really want to see them again and again?
If McCarter Theater Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann's acceptance speech at the Tonys for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as best play was gracious, so also were the circumstances under which she came to give it.
Some of you still want to give the last minute gift of theater tickets. It is always hard to recommend theater for people you do not know, but this season I have some generic recommendations for all.
It seemed a delicious idea, seeing Edward Albee's Tony award-winning play, Talking Back at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf about George and Martha, a university couple whose marriage unravels over cocktails with a younger couple one night -- with an audience of couples counselors.
Thanks to the incredible performances by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, George and Martha are each other's equals. Both loathing and longing for each other, the two continue to battle until all punches are pulled, all secrets exposed and this exhausting and invigorating production's curtain has fallen.
Will everyone who saw the original production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? please raise his or her hand? Just what I expected: Not that many hand-raisers left to acknowledge their presence at an historic theater event.