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London Stage 1910--1919: Additional production

I was recently perusing the excellent website Over the Footlights and came across an entry for a musical, Very Good, Eddie! This had been performed in 1918 at the Palace, a theatre which I had excluded in the 1910-1919 Calendar on the grounds that it presented variety entertainments. 273 more words

Writing about The Sneetches

This past November, my editor at American Theatre reached out and asked if I’d like to cover the world premiere of a musical based on Dr. 301 more words

Essay: Great Comet

Very pleased to be writing for American Theatre again, and this time about one of my very favorite shows, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Check it out here!


The Bad Seed, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

Rhoda is the picture-perfect 1950s American child. Obedient, clever and helpful, she is a dream for any parent. But after the death of a classmate who won the penmanship medal Rhoda coveted, mum Christine’s investigations into past “accident” uncover a dark secret from her own childhood that means Rhoda isn’t all that seems. 301 more words

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Testament, VAULT Festival

by guest critic Michael Davis

The idea of retelling biblical stories is nothing new. During the infancy of European theatre, the Mystery plays were popular for showing highlights of the Bible. 648 more words

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The Understudy, Canal Cafe Theatre

by guest critic Jo Trainor

“An actor who needs money? What a unique situation!”

A long lost Kafka play is having its premiere on Broadway. Two big Hollywood action stars are playing the leads, but the fickle nature of unseen Bruce means they’ve had to cast Harry as an understudy. 513 more words

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What is "The Best" Anyways?

There are with out a doubt, subjects that can be defined as “best” and… not best. Science, cuisine, and the Minnesota Twins are some starters; you can reasonably say that there’s a difference between what constitutes good and bad. 696 more words