Imagine you're vacationing in a seaside hotel in Cornwall and casually pick up a dusty volume of plays in the library. That's the feeling of This Side of Neverland, now at the Pearl Theater.
For 90 minutes, audiences revel in the talented Midler recreating this force of nature, deliciously dish without ever leaving her couch, in Scott Pask's beautifully apportioned set. Such is her charm, even profanity sounds profound.
The beauty of The Weir, an intimate, haunting drama, expertly staged at the Irish Repertory Theatre, delves deep into the ties that bind, both emotional and supernatural. This revival is funny and heartbreaking. Don't miss it.
A chamber opera play, based on Casanova's life and Mozart's operas, is an ambitious undertaking. Playing through June 2 at New York's City Center, The Giacomo Variations is a case of art imitating life imitating art.