Butler was no abolitionist, but what he did with the simple idea that slaves were contraband provided the Union free labor and ultimately changed the course of history.
A new play about the legendary George Rose – written and acted by Ed Dixon – shines a light on numerous showbiz celebrities before relating the horrific end of his mentor’s life as he is murdered in the Dominican Republic by his adopted lover, Juan, and Juan’s father and uncle.
The Visit with Chita Rivera has made the trip from Williamstown to Broadway and officially opened last night. We scan through the reviews to find a fairly warm reception for this cold hearted story of love, betrayal and revenge.
The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout loves Renée Fleming but finds her “bland as a hot cup of Ovaltine before bedtime” in this show. What should have been a fabulous farce never made it past dated comedy.
Burns and Murray loved this show, now playing in Troy: “Strimbeck had her cast walking, dancing, creeping, and jumping all over the theatre.” One word: GO!
Provincetown author Laura Shabbot reviews this fascinating dialogue driven play by Steve Lyons, directed by the critically acclaimed David Drake (“The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”).
Stephen Hawking’s life is rich material for this movie as we meet the husband and father, the scientist, and the survivor of motor neuron disease.