Category: Theater

East meets West hilariously in ‘Soft Power’

David Henry Hwang’s new “Soft Power,” a fun, smart concoction -- a musical within a play -- satirically touches on…

2 days ago

ACT’s musical ‘Walk on the Moon’ resembles the movie

American Conservatory Theater’s new musical “A Walk on the Moon” sticks closely to its source material, the touching movie about…

3 days ago

Cal Shakes’ ‘Quixote Nuevo’ fanciful yet inconsistent

In California Shakespeare Theater’s production of Octavio Solis’ gorgeous tapestry of a play “Quixote Nuevo,” a retired literature professor and…

5 days ago

Patti LuPone: Failure is the ‘most valuable lesson’

Patti LuPone has learned a few things in her 45 years in theater. The two-time Tony-winning actress for 1979’s “Evita”…

2 weeks ago

‘Walk on the Moon’ ripe for musical treatment

When screenwriter Pamela Gray was approached about turning her 1999 film “A Walk on the Moon” into a stage musical,…

3 weeks ago

‘Pigs’ fly but don’t quite land at NCTC

Porcine aviation is the current goal at New Conservatory Theatre Center, and while “When Pigs Fly” lives up to its…

1 month ago

‘Marjorie Prime’ provocatively mixes sci-fi, family drama

An elderly mother, Marjorie, has early-stage dementia. What does she remember, what has she forgotten? What memories has she purposely…

2 months ago

‘Me and My Girl’ offers light taste of 1930s London

The Lambeth Walk hasn’t quite stood the test of time, but the vivacious performers in 42nd Street Moon are having…

2 months ago