A "very ambitious" set design has audience members walk through the homes of the families in Arthur Miller's classic play. Actor Paul Kuhn says it's a good play for right now, when so many people are acting as if they are "above consequences."
The Arden is bringing "Every Brilliant Thing," which sold out its extended run last fall, back this fall. Director Terrence J. Nolen and star Scott Greer talk about what makes the play work: its personal, democratic approach, making the audience the supporting cast.
The actress and singer delights in the gender-bent role of Joe "Yussel the Muscle" Jacobs, the real-life manager of German boxer Joe Schmeling, who became a close friend of his onetime opponent, Joe Louis, and an enemy of Joseph Goebbels, publicity man for Hitler.
A brother and sister run after-hours parties in a neighborhood of Detroit as the riots near that will tear the city apart. Morisseau is one of the country's most sought-after playwrights; this is her breakout play. Alas, the production ends up being tame and predictable.
"I ne'er saw true beauty till this night," Romeo said after meeting Juliet in Shakespeare's play. And indeed, those star-crossed lovers stunned Thursday night, when Pennsylvania Ballet opened its 55th season at the Academy of Music with the company premiere of Kenneth MacMillan's "Romeo & Juliet."
The former senator, secretary of state, and presidential candidate is often interesting in this autobiography, but he avoids the deeper questions about his upbringing and the state of politics today — with the exception of his service in Vietnam, where he writes vividly and with outrage at his detractors.
The author, the chief national correspondent of the New York Times Magazine and an ardent fan of American football, takes aim at the exhaustion and self-absorption so evident throughout the sport, and wonders how much time is on the clock for this enormous entertainment industry.
The Villanova assistant prof in theater and very accomplished playwright just won the Kesselring Prize from the National Arts Club in New York for his play Kill Move Paradise, which played last month at the Wilma Theatre.