Posts Tagged ‘director’
This week, Metropolitan Classical Ballet switches from Russian to American dance. From exploring the Bolshoi tradition in Creation of the World last time around, the company now tries on the choreography of George Balanchine an...
Texas Ballet Theater takes a giant leap into the classics with four performances of Tchaikovsky’s colossal Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. Heavy-duty dancing and costly scenic demands create a more lavi...
Taking on August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner,’ Jubilee succinctly conjures the play’s hallucinatory vibe.
A year ago this month, the much-feted playwright August Wilson died of liver cancer at age 60, and theater companies have reacted by reviving so much of his work that it has practically constituted a national Wilson festival. H...
Man of the Year suffers from dull satire, and then it really goes bad.
There are many things wrong with Man of the Year, but the basic premise isn’t one of them.
Between the dimming of the lights and the opening credits, something happened when I saw the new film version of All the King’s Men. While the screen was showing the studio logos, the movie’s music started up on the soundtr...
Playwright, screenwriter, and tv scribe Richard Dresser once told an interviewer, “I’ve had occasion to work at a series of jobs ranging from a plastics factory where I made G.I. Joe’s thighs … to Hollywood, where I...