Ring Twice For Miranda
Feb16

Ring Twice For Miranda

By Tulis McCall Approximately 15 minutes into the first act of Ring Twice For Miranda, you realize that whatever it was you were waiting for – an event, a plot twist, or that moment when the play kicks off and says  to you, “Follow me,” – THAT moment is nowhere in sight.  It has not happened heretofore, and the sluggish pace of the play let’s you know that it ain’t gonna appear in the next two hours.  The play is described as a...

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The Liar
Feb03

The Liar

Characters fly back and forth like so many badminton shuttlecocks. Plot takes second place to action. Belief is surrendered at the door, and all we have to do is follow along.

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Jitney
Jan24

Jitney

Sometimes I think of August Wilson as a composer. The text of his plays comes through as music. Sometimes it is not what people are saying, it is the melody they are creating with their lives.

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Blueprint Specials – Soldiers Musicals
Jan13

Blueprint Specials – Soldiers Musicals

Blueprints Specials – Soldier Musicals has closed and that is a damn shame.

There are times when theatre comes along in her far flung finery and whisks you off on a journey before you have time to check your dance card. Such was the case when I sat in the audience for this production the other night.

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The Present
Jan12

The Present

The only reason to see this play is the duo of Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. And this is one mighty reason. Watching these two is witnessing a pas de deux of mighty proportions.

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Marilyn Maye – “Marilyn By Request” at the Metropolitan Room
Jan10

Marilyn Maye – “Marilyn By Request” at the Metropolitan Room

I am almost tired of seeing Marilyn Maye. How much excellence, clarity and inspiration can one gal take? As it turns out – a lot. A whole lot.

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PANGEA’S JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS – SONGS OF PROTEST
Jan06

PANGEA’S JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS – SONGS OF PROTEST

A month of protest at Pangea!

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier
Jan06

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier

The good news is that this show is ANYTHING but morbid. The bad news is that it was just one night at Pangea.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – Our 2016 pics
Jan03

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – Our 2016 pics

Can be found right here – enjoy and thanks for your...

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Sandra Bernhard’s Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast
Dec30

Sandra Bernhard’s Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast

After seeing Sandra Bernhard at Joe’s Pub, you can’t help but be reflective. I waled out wondering – what is so appealing about about watching an icon? There is a familiarity of course. But is it who they are or who they know? After all, it is only 2 degrees of separation. Sandra Bernhard knew Sue Mengers, (recently portrayed by Bette Midler in ‘ll East you Last) the infamous Hollywood agent, and Mengers knew everyone. So by watching Bernhard are we actually connected to Barbra Streisand?

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SWEAT begins on Broadway March 4th
Dec29

SWEAT begins on Broadway March 4th

BEGINS PERFORMANCES AT BROADWAY’S STUDIO 54 ON MARCH 4 “America needs SWEAT. We’ve been thrilled by the voracious appetite that audiences at The Public have had for Lynn Nottage’s masterpiece, and are thrilled that it will continue its life on Broadway. No piece I know captures in such brilliant and absorbing particulars the drama and fury of Americans who feel left behind in our new economy. We need to listen to...

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FOUR FAVES from Tulis

Four Favorites from Tulis

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THANKS YOU From All Of Us! 50,000 hits in 2016

50,000 hits to our site – that is how often you have checked in with us over the year,

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The Illusionists
Dec07

The Illusionists

There was and remains a part of me that listens every Christmas Eve. There is a part of me that says magic IS magic.

So this was a perfect show for me. “The Illusionists” does not pretend to be anything other than what it is: an invitation into a land where you can spend a lot of time figuring things out, or you can do the smart thing and go along with everything.

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Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Dec02

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is based on a sliver of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. The AND is very important here because it is insurance that the comet will show up.  It does.  In the last gasping nanno-seconds of the production while Josh Grobin (Pierre), in fine voice, finishes up his final-final lament.

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