Theatre Review: The Assembled Parties (Broadway)

Note: This production is now closed. This is an odd, slow-burn kind of play. Drama, in the edge-of-your-seat sense, is in short supply and much of what little there is takes place off stage, during intermission. It’s the kind of play that relies utterly on the chemistry between its actors, making each scene fascinating unto … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Assembled Parties (Broadway)

Theatre Review: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Broadway)

What do you do with a problem like Masha? That seems to be the question on everyone’s lips, including Masha (Sigourney Weaver) herself – after all, it’s not every day that a world-renowned egotistical actress named after a Chekhov character about to enter her fifth marriage confronts long-standing rivalries with similarly named siblings and their … Continue reading Theatre Review: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Broadway)

Theatre Review: The Nance (Broadway)

With Nathan Lane headlining a show, you may be forgiven for walking in with some unreasonably high expectations, especially post-Tonys where he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Play. How nice then to have those expectations easily met. The Nance is a clever, touching new play by Douglas … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Nance (Broadway)