Cavalia’s ODYESSO Elevates the Human Spirit

Three years ago, a friend extended an invitation to see Cavalia’s ODYESSO. I knew nothing about the show but took her recommendation to “just see it.” Though I am not one frequently flabbergasted by spectacle, I remain shocked at this show’s lasting influence over me.

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BATTLEFIELD Is Epic Storytelling at Its Most Refined
Photo: Caroline Moreau. Pictured: Jared McNeill, Carole Karemera, Ery Nzaramba. Review: BATTLEFIELD – presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art By Jude Hansen A battlefield only exists after a war has taken place, it is nothing but an aftermath. Before such time as blood is... Read more
Bernadette Peters and the Boston Pops Dazzle

But Ms. Peters was perhaps the most extraordinary when she delivered many of Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful and complex songs.

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BORN YESTERDAY Charmingly Affirms That Knowledge Is Power

Garson Kanin’s 1946 comedy BORN YESTERDAY, now being revived at Remy Bumppo, encompasses a battle of wits between the selfish and wealthy junkman Harry Brock—with a penchant for physical violence—and his unsophisticated blonde girlfriend Billie Dawn.

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Renee Lockett Gives a Tour de Force Performance in OHIO STATE MURDERS

Renee Lockett gives a magnetic and heartfelt performance as now successful author, Suzanne Alexander, returning to speak to the students at her alma mater (Ohio State). It is a tour de force performance in what is effectively an hour-long monologue with minor interjections of the re-enacted scenes of Suzanne’s life.

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ATC Reclaims PICNIC for 2017

PICNIC at American Theatre Company is an homage to queer art-making and a reclamation of William Inge’s 1940s classic. Will Davis (who proudly shares the playwright’s name) directs a production that breathes 2017 life into Inge’s text.

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Lives Up to the Genre

It’s much easier to separate things into black and white boxes of good and bad, right and wrong, firmly close their lids and file them away under “how the world works.” Grays are much too difficult to file. Open boxes? You never know what might pop out of one and mess up the whole system.

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FOR THE LOVE OF Features Badass Women in the Roller Rink

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY), presented by Pride Films and Plays, is a world premiere; it is a close look into one woman’s life and her “courage to reboot.”

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50 Years Later, ALVIN AILEY Continues to Explore the African American Experience

For more than 50 years Alvin Ailey has provided a platform for African American dancers to tell our stories and experiences that encapsulate the tumultuous battles and jubilant moments that life presents.

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Telenovela Comes to Life in DESTINY OF DESIRE
Pictured: Ruth Livier, Ricardo Gutierrez, and Evelina Fernandez. Photo by Liz Lauren.  Review: DESTINY OF DESIRE at Goodman Theatre By Jonald Jude Reyes When you enter the Goodman’s Albert Theatre for DESTINY OF DESIRE, music greets you from a piano onstage. As other audience members begin to trickle in, actors... Read more