In most productions of West Side Story (and I’ve seen half a dozen or more), Tony is the weakest link: the character just isn’t as cool as Riff or as sexy as Bernardo. He’s kind of a dork, in fact. But in the Lyric’s remounting of its own 2019 revival of the show, Tony is […]
I can’t think of an American musical with a better pedigree than West Side Story, conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with a score by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Yes, the show is pretty great. But it IS almost 65 years old. It’s hard to imagine […]
The film isn’t perfect by any means, but the new version rights many of the most egregious wrongs of the original.
The Music Box once again introduces modern audiences to the “road show” moviegoing experience.
The Lyric’s faithful revival addresses immigration, discrimination, and changing neighborhoods, but it’s the women who are the stars.
Plus four screenings of Inside Out.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
The Music Box’s festival, devoted to the celluloid format, begins tonight.
The Gift Theatre’s gutsy new take on Shakespeare’s Othello gives us a more Moorish Moor.
Compared with places like Egypt, how honorable is the American free press?
Brahamn/I, Aditi Brennan Kapil’s play about a stand-up of ambiguous sexuality, ends up prisoner to its premise.
The Music Box presents two weeks of films in 70-millimeter.
On visiting a family friend who gained fame and fortune as a puppet named Alan Tracy
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Soul Train, French fare, hipster poetry, and more.