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The Velocity of Autumn

Stage Door: The Velocity of Autumn, Fluff

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

In the two-hander play The Velocity of Autumn at Broadway's Booth Theater, this chamber piece showcases the wonderful Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella as a contentious mother and son.

Aisle View: The Doddering Old Lady and the Kama Sutra

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is one of those "is the old lady losing her marbles?" plays, in which the doddering, aching, creaking, 79-year-old heroine drifts from witty perceptiveness to the borders of senility and back at the snap of the playwright's whim, all the while wondering "who is going to take care of my tree?"

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

First Nighter: CSC's 'A Man's a Man' Somewhat Mouse-y

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Brian Kulick certainly attempts to get around the inherent problems with all manner of theatrical notions in a new translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, with Duncan Sheik's music carrying Brecht's customarily acerbic lyrics as Nellhaus frames them.