All tagged Classic Stage Company

REVIEWS: “Sea Wall / A Life”, “Mies Julie”, and “The Dance of Death”

Two duos of complementary works recently opened Off-Broadway: “Sea Wall / A Life” at the Public Theater, featuring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal performing monologues by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, and Classic Stage Company’s repertory presentation of “Mies Julie” and “The Dance of Death”, two newly adapted works of August Strindberg.  This is a short look at each.

REVIEW: Marin Ireland in “Summer and Smoke”

Marin Ireland gives a ravishing performance in a first-rate revival of Tennessee Williams’ rarely seen “Summer and Smoke”, jointly produced by Classic Stage Company and Transport Group.  This lyrical, low-rent Southern Gothic tragedy is stripped to its bones by director Jack Cummings, III, allowing the actors to shine uninhibited and deliver riveting and magnetic performances.  This play is a highlight of the spring season in New York, and should not be missed.

Christiani Pitts and Eric William Morris to star in "King Kong"; Classic Stage Company announces its 2018-2019 season; a good read on classical music; Chita Rivera, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Sara Krulwich to receive special awards; nominees for the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, and the Drama Desk Awards; Soon-Tek Oh dead at 85; Jeanette Gertrude dead at 103

"Hangmen" delayed for Broadway; "The Prom" booked the Cort Theatre; Duncan Sheik and Sara Bareilles collaborating on a new "Alice in Wonderland" musical; MCC Theater announces "Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties"; Nathan Lane teases  "Death of a Salesman" revival with Laurie Metcalf; Marilu Henner joins "Gettin' the Band Back Together"; Ben Crawford is the next Phantom; tragedy strikes the community as  Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles is seriously injured and her young daughter killed in a traffic accident; controversy roils "Rocktopia" as it is criticized by Actor's Equity for failing to provide union commensurate wages for its chorus