Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Shaw Must Go On

Jefferson Mays and Claire Danes in Pygmalion.
Overheard in the ladies' room line at Pygmalion the other night: "So the plot is similar to My Fair Lady?"

Oh well, at least she won't be comparing the play to its more renowned musical version. Here are my thoughts.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Stamp of Approval

Alison Pill and Bobby Cannavale in Mauritius

She wrote for one of my favorite current TV series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but I'm glad she's back writing for the stage. My review of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Watch on the Hudson

Black Watch at St. Ann's Warehouse

Between BAM and St. Ann's Warehouse, it seems like the most provocative and innovative theater is happening in Brooklyn these days. I can't wait to see the full production of Black Watch, a National Theatre of Scotland transport about the Iraq War that arrives at St. Ann's this weekend. Despite a frequent inability to comprehend the Scottish accent, I had a nice chat with playwright Gregory Burke, who's excited about visiting New York for the first time. The story's in this week's Time Out.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Zoo Story

If you're going to go to the Bronx Zoo, I recommend going with a child and someone who works there as a guide. Fortunately, I had both when I went there on Saturday. Our unofficial "guide" was my friend Amy, who steered us around and shared lots of interesting tidbits about giraffes, gorillas and African wild dogs. (And as you can see from this photo op at the bug carousel, she also young at heart.)