The Metromaniacs relies on every theatrical conceit, thespian cliché, and theater convention. No, I could not quite smell the grease paint, but almost. So unless some of that appeals to you, don’t go. Otherwise, get a gang together and get over there. It’s a short run.Read More
Author: Kathleen Campion
No one is more surprised than I! Mean Girls—a big, noisy musical (not my thing), based on a hit teen movie (not my thing since…well, never), awash in stereotypes like the dumb girl, the hot boy, the powerful high-school clique, and the outsider desperate to belong—turns out to be one of those feel-good nights on Broadway when you unabashedly jump to your feet applauding because you’ve had such a good time.Read More
Presumably a lot of people came to see Chris Evans — Captain America — with his shirt on and his Boy Scout halo a little dinged. Evans plays a cop on the make in every sense. He’s a terrific bastard. You can’t like him, but you’ve met him. (So, apparently, some movie stars can do Broadway in a small cast of pros, play against type and — you know — do it well.)Read More
Bee is a woman on a mission. She is running as fast as she can, to escape the crowded, grim, rent-stabilized life she and her husband Hal have devolved to. She gives us flashes of their young selves — protests, drugs, running from the police. You can almost smell the patchouli!
Hal is a man in retreat. He is hiding and collapsing as fast as he can, stoned 24/7, escaping his crowded, grim, rent-stabilized life with video games, a pointless blog, and awash in narcissistic regret. You just want to smack him into next week.Read More
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