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First Nighter: PTP/NYC Champions the Ladies By Way of Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, Jan Maxwell

David Finkle | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The treatment of women as second-class members of humanity, no matter what their accomplishments, is occupying the thoughts of the Potomac Theatre Project, again in residence this summer at Atlantic II. Happily, the subject matter is turning into some of the company's best work in their 25 years.

Aisle View: The 2014 10 Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This was a relatively strong year; where the canker gnaws, as good old blimey slimey Captain Hook might say, is in the musical department.

Aisle View: The Art of Conversation

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation is an intelligent, provocative, incisive drama about politics, people, ideals and principles, with razor-sharp dialogue and -- from Jan Maxwell -- a first-rate star performance.

Love Redux: Follies Extended Three Weeks at the Marquis Theater

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Both definitions of Follies -- a musical review and a foolish action -- fit this revival of the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical ab...

Stage Door: Follies, Dally With The Devil

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The revival of Follies is perfection. One of Stephen Sondheim's most moving scores, it features two remarkable stars -- Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell -- and an extraordinary musical meditation on longing and regret.

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

Stage Door: The Shoemaker, Victory

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Incorporating traumatic events on stage is tricky. In the case of The Shoemaker at the Acorn Theater, it's handled with care.

Theater: "Driving Miss Daisy" Sputters, "Wings" Doesn't Soar

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Enough cliches in that headline for you? Here are my impressions of two revivals: one Broadway and one Off. DRIVING MISS DAISY ** out of **** Golde...

Stage Door: Lend Me A Tenor, Red

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Lend Me A Tenor has several pluses and lots of funny moments, but the revival at the Music Box fails to hit the high notes.