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Sophie Treadwell

Aisle View: The 2014 10 Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

On the Culture Front: Wine Dinner at Famed Beer Bar, Green Porno and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.31.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Rossellini shines a light on the humor of mating but also touches on our profound need for it beyond utility. Green Porno is incredibly cheeky fun but buried slyly in there is a message about those who wish to define acceptable mating practices and the urging for them to stop.

Stage Door: Machinal

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Few know playwright Sophie Treadwell, but they should. An esteemed journalist and actress, she wrote 40 plays in the first half of the 20th century. Her best-known work, the 1928 Machinal, a high point in Expressionist theater, is being revived on Broadway at the American Airlines Theater.

Machinal: Flickering Lights

Danny Groner | Posted 03.18.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

The audience is delighted with a masterful set that leaves you as much attuned to what's going on in front of you as wondering how they can be pulling it all off behind the scenes. The set rotates and twirls, landing on different settings with new characters appearing. There's always a surprise around the corner.

Aisle View: Sizzlingly Good

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

An awkwardly insecure girl from the tenements of New York is forced, by societal conditions and a lack of viable options, into marriage to her boss; motherhood; and such continued repression that she finally takes matters into her own hands--mighty pretty hands, all the men tell her--and brutally murders her husband.