When Fanny Brice’s boss tries to make a joke of her dowdy looks, dolling her up as a deluded bride convinced of her beauty, his comic star takes him to task. 707 more words
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Whorl Inside a Loop: Whose story is this anyway?
When I think of great theatre, I think of story telling; emotional story telling in a form that we can’t imagine happening in any other way or in any other manner, and mixed with that would be the idea of surprise. 572 more words
Sara, a ‘Hedwig’ novice, and Norma, an obsessed fan, finally see ‘Hedwig’ together and discuss their thoughts about the show. We talk about Taye Diggs’ performance and the significance of the first black Hedwig, the press’s awkward and insensitive coverage of the show, and the show’s gender and romantic themes. 41 more words
Director Michael Mayer is finally getting underway with his movie adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull. The Tony-winning director of Spring Awakening, American Idiot and… 204 more words
Stomping around the stage like Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo, the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig (Darren Criss) spends nearly two hours performing what is less a traditional musical and more an almost one-man drag/cabaret show. 381 more words