Power Strip, despite being freighted with all the tales of innocents ravaged and legendary conquest pillage the world has ever seen, is a right-now story. In the grim confines of a Syrian refugee camp, Jasmin is forced to re frame her notions of virtue and value. This is a thoughtful play that stays with you.Read More
Author: Kathleen Campion
Brian Cox stars as LBJ in The Great Society at the Beaumont. Playwright Robert Schenkkan takes a second swing — telling the second chapter in the Johnson legacy. Johnson’s ambitions for his war on poverty, and his actual accomplishments to that end — Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps and more — are imperiled by the turbulence of sixties. The Vietnam War ruins him and the Civil Rights movement, which he’s supported and advanced, cannot stomach his pace.Read More
Broadway Bounty Hunter — the noisy musical comedy at the Greenwich House Theater –is the theatrical rendition of “Go Big or Go Home!” Nowhere is there a flimsier premise: aging Broadway actress is recruited to be a martial arts bounty hunter. I won’t tell you the premise works; it’s just that the show is so much fun, and the performers so winning, and the production so acute. I’m saying GORead More
While Ink is truly a cautionary tale, James Graham gives us more — a singular story of a specific time and place — the significant birthing of tabloid journalism, bare-breasted, and balls-out, as Fleet Street and, specifically, Murdock’s Sun, delivered it in 1969. And yes, the rest, as they say, is history. You can engage the “what ifs” and the “but fors” — but Ink is powered by the inevitability of the thing — if not Murdock, another. If not Trump, another.Read More
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