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Linda Lavin in Our Mother's Brief Affair

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.12.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Our Mother's Brief Affair, a Manhattan Theater Club production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, and under Lynne Meadow's fine direction, becomes a memory play for Anna, and a mystery for her children: What exactly is the truth?

On the Culture Front: NYC Winter Jazzfest, Lazarus and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.02.2017 | New York
Chris Kompanek

When Richard Greenberg is at his best, his plays not only vividly illuminate a specific and intimate world but they compel the viewer to look inward a...

Our Mother's Brief Affair: Secret Liaisons

Danny Groner | Posted 01.20.2017 | New York
Danny Groner

On its face, Our Mother's Brief Affair is a recognizable, even familiar, story. Two adult children visiting their mother discover some long-ago secret...

Aisle View: The New Linda Lavin Play

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.20.2017 | Arts
Steven Suskin

A character steps out of character, just before the first act curtain of Our Mother's Brief Affair--the new Richard Greenberg comedy from the Manhattan Theatre Club--and says "for those of you who are thinking, oy vey, again with the Rosenbergs!, our apologies."

Night and Her Stars, the Garage Theatre in Collision With Alive Theatre, Long Beach, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

The show ends, sweetly if not a little sadly, with the two of them outside, not in front of a miniature, black and white screen. The father teaches the son the names of the trees on his property.

First Nighter: Donald Margulies's Hard-Hitting "Model Apartment" a Model Production

David Finkle | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Depending on when you see -- or have seen -- The Model Apartment, you will either think playwright Donald Margulies has shifted gears to or shifted them from his list of strong-minded domestic dramas.

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

First Nighter: Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties Well Assembled by Manhattan Theatre Club

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's a strongly recommended drama that takes place on Manhattan's Central Park West in a beautifully furnished 14-room apartment, the confusing layout of which eventually becomes a metaphor for all the lost souls trying to find their way in a perplexing, disappointing life.

Debbie Harry Hosts a Party for Breakfast at Tiffany's: Thanks for the Memories

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Truman Capote's glory days as a celebrated writer were revisited at the opening of Richard Greenberg's Breakfast at Tiffany's on Wednesday night at the Cort Theater.

First Nighter: Emilia Clarke Does Holly Golightly in Stage Breakfast at Tiffany's

David Finkle | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In the new production of Capote's adored Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Cort, Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, is no long and skinny drink of water, but she's undeniably darkly beautiful.

Capote's Beloved Masterpiece Heads To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

The Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Violet Hour) has adapted Truman Capote’s revered 1958 novella "Breakfast at Ti...

The Violet Hour, The Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Once you understand why the first act of Richard Greenberg's "The Violet Hour," directed by Sharyn Case for the Long Beach Playhouse's Studio Theatre, took so long to set up, you realize how the structure of this fine show embodied its title.