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Entries by Michael Giltz from 03/2013

Theater: Gem-like Passion, Charming Carousel and Vanessa Redgrave in The Revisionist

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Entertainment

Revisit a classic and you're sure to discover new facets. That's certainly the case with this gem-like production by Classic Stage Company. Its intimate space is ideal for shining a light on Stephen Sondheim's 1994 masterpiece Passion.

Theater: Cinderella Magical Enough as it Hits Broadway

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

This Cinderella has a pleasingly old-fashioned touch, a strong cast and a score that may not be the absolute peak of R&H but which is more tuneful and enjoyable than most shows could hope for.

Theater: Rock of Ages Still Breaking Records (In Every Sense) On Broadway

| Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

You can't help pondering what elements of "the best night on Broadway" -- as their ads cannily tout this crowd-pleaser -- have helped it hit such rarified heights. Most people would begin with the roster of familiar hits that fill the show.

Theater: The Funny & Smart Ann Richards Via Holland Taylor; Serious Clowning In Old Hats

| Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

Holland Taylor has delivered a labor of love in this one-woman show about Ann Richards, the governor of Texas. It's a credit to Taylor that we feel like we've spent some time with Richards and would like to know more. It's a shame that this pleasant diversion doesn't work better as theater.

Theater: The Flick and Detroit '67 Promise; Hit the Wall Lets Down Stonewall

| Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts

Like The Flick, the new drama Detroit '67 is by a talented playwright. Both pieces have their flaws. But both artists have created vivid characters we want to spend time with.

Theater: Breakfast At Tiffany's Leaves You Hungry; Vanya, Sonia... Leaves You Laughing

| Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Greenberg has taken the merest suggestion that Fred is gay in the novella and made it a fitful subplot. This would be fine if Greenberg made something of it; perhaps Holly would help Fred accept being gay with her free-spirited nature?

DVDs: Horrible Hobbit, Great Day-Lewis, Treacly Life of Pi and More Oscar Faves Hit Stores

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

A flood of Oscar winners, nominees and those that should have been hit stores in the last few weeks. Here's a rundown of recent new films that have just debuted on DVD and BluRay.

Theater: Hands On A Hardbody? No Sale for This New Musical

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

In an era when many musicals are based on world-famous comic books are best-selling children's stories and fairy tales, Hands On A Hardbody is based on a documentary most people have never heard about.

DVDs: Ripper Street, Borgen, Foyle's War and More Great TV

| Posted 03.29.2013 | Entertainment

Great TV keeps flooding the DVD shelves because great TV is all over the airwaves. Here's a rundown of some recent releases.

DVDs: Great Blimp, Badlands, Buster Keaton & More

| Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment

Let's catch up with some reissues of classic -- and not so classic -- movies, with a few documentaries tossed in at the end for good measure.