No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.
Shear Madness has just arrived in Manhattan for the first time after playing for decades(!) in Boston. How appealing does a seeming farce sound that's been fruitcaked with broad topical jokes--apparently updated daily--and takes place in a beauty salon?
We live in an age where the trifecta of job happiness -- inspiring work, engaging environment and potential for growth -- is on the upswing in the entertainment business, and particularly in the Broadway community.
If you ask me, the prolific John Tiffany and the prolific Steven Hoggett are responsible for the best play ever presented about the Iraq War. So when I learned they were bringing Let the Right One In to the always adventurous St. Ann's, I figured it would be another must.
It's hard enough playing one suspect in a murder mystery musical. Imagine playing all 13 suspects -- while never leaving the stage? In the hit whodunit comedy, Murder for Two, that's exactly what Jeff Blumenkrantz flawlessly does.