Posts Tagged ‘show’

Maestro

KRISTIAN LIN
The flawed, fabulous musical Nine is based on a Broadway show, which in turn was adapted from Federico Fellini’s film 8½. Set in 1965, it stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Guido Contini, a world-renowned Italian filmmaker who...


Weapons of Choice

Dan McGraw
Just outside the wrestling ring, eight eager people – men, women, and a kid – are cracking leather belts loudly against the mat, impatient for someone to use them on.  



Gallery

Gallery
Destined to be Hank Hill’s least favorite art show, Death of a Propane Salesman is all about anxiety, and is there ever a lot of it in Lawrence Lee’s picture of a crazed horse or Seth Alverson’s apocalyptic ta...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 This week Riverdance plays Bass Hall as part of its farewell tour. (Cue the sound of haters murmuring, “Don’t come back.”) The show premiered on the multinational TV show Eurovision in 1994 and will go...



Night and Day

Kristian Lin
WED ? 18 With Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison set to drain each other of resources in the Republican primary, might there be room for a Democratic candidate to sneak into the governor’s chair? We don’t know, but...


Taking Wing

JIMMY FOWLER
Many years ago, when Violet O’Valle was a drama teacher in Houston public schools, she discovered a collection of scripts by the great Irish playwright Sean O’Casey in a campus basement. O’Valle, a descendant ...



Adaptation

Kultur
Anyone who’s planning to see Stage West’s production of Liz Lochhead’s comedy Good Things should know this: A major cast member dropped out of rehearsals shortly before the original opening night and was repla...


Film Short

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Box (PG-13) Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) adapts Richard Matheson’s short story “Button, Button” about a financially strapped couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) offered a chance at $1 million ...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 4 Australian music group Hillsong United brings its brand of Christian-flavored arena rock to movie theaters around the area this evening. The broadcast of a concert performed in Sydney the night before will be coupled wi...


Cold Comfort

JUSTIN PRESS
The Future Unlived’s music is “built upon revenge,” according to frontman Danny Future. Case in point: “Machine,” a blues-rock stomp in which Future, whose baritone is reminiscent of Ian Astbury...