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Forget everything you remember about the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The first theatrical adaptation of that script, now at the Palace Theater on Broadway, changes everything.
The boy Evel Knievel’s off a roof, loses an eye to fire works, drives a nail through a foot. The girl calls him “retarded” and “stupid” but she throws those slurs with affection and recognition. Does he court pain just to feel something? Isn’t that why she cuts?
The sum of its parts is stunning; The whole is even better. Go see the new musical play “iOW@” at Playwrights Horizons as it is to surely prompt thinking that no piece of theatre has ever done before. As nonsensical as it may seem, it has audiences talking about it for days after the curtain fell.
…whenever the RSC is in town in this kind of force, there is always good reason to rejoice. The company assembled here is a joy to watch, and the number of riveting performances given in Wolf Hall is off the charts.
Don’t Tell Mama doubles down on its old-timey-ness with this occasional pop-up supper club, featuring a three-course dinner and an eleven-song showcase of smoky blues.
“A la Carte: a Feast of New Plays” is a collection of six short plays all about this power. We have the Food Network these days and countless other cooking shows, so it’s no reach at all for us to put food and performance in the same sentence. On television it’s all about competition and bravado — who can astound us most — but this set of plays is about a different kind of power — the personal connection between people where food is the medium.