Christine Sherrill has ‘New Ways to Dream’ as Norma Desmond in Drury Lane’s “Sunset Boulevard” Before I begin to discuss Drury Lane’s disappointingly dreary production of Sunset Boulevard, let me set the stage. Sunset Boulevard, the Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical based on the groundbreaking 1950 Billy Wilder film about a faded silent film star, Norma… Read More HuffPo Review: Despite an excellent Norma Desmond, a dreary ‘Sunset’ at Drury Lane
Shannon Matesky and Harry Groener in Steppenwolf’s “The March” When adapting a 400 page epic novel for the stage, you usually have about three options: 1) Make the play 6 hours long to cover all the ground in the source material; 2) Try to dutifully cram everything into a 2-3 hour long play; 3) Use… Read More Steppenwolf’s ‘March’ fumbles and falls out of line
I like lesbians. I like quiche. I like The New Colony. And I really liked The New Colony’s Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche when it premiered as a 15-minute sketch as part of Sketchbook X last year. Well, The New Colony has expanded that sketch — which won Sketchbook X‘s Best Devised Play and Best… Read More A mouth-watering preview: The New Colony’s ‘Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ opens tonight.
Oh my goodness. I’m horrible at compiling these. Because I always forget something. Take for example last year’s list. I completely overlooked American Theatre Company’s fantastic production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which should have been, at least, among my top five. Whoopsie. That said, lists are fun, and I hope I do better… Read More Chicago Theatre Addict’s TOP TEN of 2010