Daisey opens wide to criticism.
“Our hero enters, eating grits.”
She has a stage presence almost as big as her character’s do.
Ferocious, very controlled chaos.
There are pearly performances of great songs. It’s a shame about the rest of the show.
A great star, singing deadly music and lyrics.
“Tracee Chimo’s Daphna seems to fill every corner of the room at once.”
The revival — with Joe Manganiello as Stanley — is canonical, but not typical.
Repression times two.
Plus Ethan Coen’s Women or Nothing.
A play that’s half-Chekov and half-Dallas, another that depicts Muhammad Ali meeting Stepin Fetchit, and a musical that’s Icecapades for nerds. Good times.
Daisey’s latest is a monthlong epic about fiction, fantasy, magic, and, yes. lying.
The results are mixed, and appropriately dyspeptic.
What they can’t wait to read, see, and hear this season.
Shlomo, we hardly knew ye.
“Nerd Meets Pixie-grrl, all over again.”
“We live in a commercial world, where you’ve gotta come up with ‘trailer moments.’”
The revival of Wallace Shawn’s work isn’t nice or easy.
Check ‘em out.