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Though stand-up comedy and live music are incorporated into the Kittens’ revue, the real stars are the women themselves.

Meow Mix

Like the real-life Ma Rainey, Valerie Houston’s character is a diva of the first order.

Blues Breakers

Mao’s Last Dancer

In Memoriam

Jubilee Turns to Phyllis Cicero

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TBT’s Beauty and the Beast Thrills

The story of beauty and the beast has been around for quite a while. Scholars trace its beginnings to ancient Rome. The first modern...

Black Man + White Woman = ?

Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the...

Magic Numbers

Jazz lovers and other cultists were likely the only ones to catch last month's fleeting obituary for singer-composer Blossom Dearie, who died at 84....

Footloose

Metropolitan Classical Ballet came to grief with two new ballets at Bass Performance Hall last weekend, but Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert in Trinity...

FWO Measures Up

**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** It isn't every day that you see and hear a near perfect ensemble in a Rossini opera, especially one of the comedies. Something...

“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if...

Nutty

It's no secret that The Nutcracker's great box-office appeal is a fabulous boon for dance companies. In a recent newspaper interview, New York City...

To Be or Not to Be … French

While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the...

Illuminating

As the audience files in before the start of Amphibian Stage Production's Gutenberg! The Musical!, the bellow of Broadway legend Ethel Merman charges out...

Stage West Tames The Lonesome West

Over the last 15 years, playwright Martin McDonagh — born in England to Irish parents — has pioneered a one-man theater of cruelty. His...