Review: ‘The Children’ on Broadway

On Broadway: Some notes on the play ‘The Children’

#tbt review: Intergalactic Nemesis live-action graphic novel

This review originally appeared in the Times Union on Jan. 12, 2012. “The Intergalactic Nemesis” has landed at Proctors in Schenectady with an answer to the question, “What exactly is a ‘live-action graphic novel’?” That’s how “Nemesis” bills itself, and though that term may bring to mind Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” series of movies, “Nemesis” isContinue reading “#tbt review: Intergalactic Nemesis live-action graphic novel”

Moss Hart, Act One and the persistence of You Can’t Take It With You

“Act One” officially opens at Lincoln Center later this week, but this weekend I saw a preview showing of it. It’s good. Not great — the story of the life of Moss Hart, the playwright who grew up poor in the Bronx and had only a eighth-grade education (he had to go to work) butContinue reading “Moss Hart, Act One and the persistence of You Can’t Take It With You”

‘The Farnsworth Invention’ @ Albany Civic Theater, 5/5/12

[nggallery id=4961] ALBANY — Aaron Sorkin earned his claim to fame with quick and punchy dramas such as “A Few Good Men” and “The West Wing.” The Albany Civic Theater’s production of Sorkin’s “The Farnsworth Invention,” which opened Friday night, nails his trademark speed with a gripping and satisfying tale of two self-made men whoseContinue reading “‘The Farnsworth Invention’ @ Albany Civic Theater, 5/5/12”

Which Broadway shows do you think Proctors will announce Tuesday?

On Tuesday night, Proctors will announce its 2012-13 Broadway series, the big money-maker for the Schenectady venue. Back in January, I took a stab at guessing which five shows would hit the boards in the old Vaudeville house. Here are my guesses (the first three will be beginning their first U.S. tours later this year):Continue reading “Which Broadway shows do you think Proctors will announce Tuesday?”