Burns and Cane found that this “Private Lives” has great physical comedy, but at the expense of both script and character.
Well-written and directed, the actors in DARK move their story along like a well-oiled clock, interspersed with music and song as they explore the unknown after a cataclysmic event.
Wilde’s first play turned out to be a largely unsuccessful venture, finding its way to New York for its premiere only to close just one week later. This production explores some creative choices that make us wonder why.
At New York’s Theatre for the New City, a provocative story of tragedies compounded by a deaf government that makes terrorists out of ordinary people.
Imagine a play about a thief who bumbles, botches, bungles and blunders his burglery instead. Milo Jordan sort of liked him, perhaps because the homeowner was even more clueless. Read on…
We review the huge production of “War Horse” that opens next in Hartford where it plays Bushnell’s Mortensen Auditorium Jan 28 to Feb 2.
The new HBO series “Looking” about 30-something gay guys is off to a slow start.
As the story of War Horse unfolds, you forget the horses are puppets as they come to life on stage.
We welcome Milo Jordan, our New York critic as he reviews a difficult play, that proves to be “A satisfying exploration of the state of depression and suicide” Playing until Jan. 26.
“Four” began its life at TheatreWorks in Hartford, and shows that independent films can have it all: compelling story, great acting and top notch production values.
Larry Murray travels to Baltimore to see Waters entertain his neighbors and finds the filmmaker’s Christmas show is the most sincere and authentic celebration of Christmas around.
Kristina Wong’s wonderful foray into experimental theatre that turns out to be just as entertaining on DVD.
Burns and Murray review this fresh take on the classic story. The subplot adds another set of characters: one from the film story and another set of radio actors who re-enact the Christmas eve tale of good vs. evil.
A British holiday tradition where you take a familiar story, have everyone cross-dress, and proceed to merrily shred the plot while inserting a pile of topical humor and songs.
The relationship between Tom and Shane – two candidates for the “world’s cutest couple” – and the tragedy that intervened make this documentary a compelling plea for marriage equality.
Two seasons (20 episodes) of this funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes naughty series about gay men over 50 in West Hollywood has been released on DVD..
Images screens this controversial film Dec. 9-12 in Williamstown. A brilliant film, it is more about relationships than sexual exploitation though there is plenty of both.
Some critics have objected to the “straight hero” in this story about AIDS, but his story needs to be told. And remembered. This very flawed guy made a very big difference when it was most needed.
“This is a play that will certainly empower and enrich the women and girls – and men and boys – lucky enough to see it,” – Gail Burns
Sail the ocean blue and mend broken hearts with W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s first big hit. which is still as popular as when it was written in 1896.
Burns and Murray review “Grandma Moses: An American Primative” at Oldcastle Theatre Co until Nov. 17.
A superb story about high school days that rings true, this film is as good as any from the mainstream studios.
Turtle Hill, Brooklyn is a colorful if subtle film about life, family and friends when you are gay and in love, but not quite ready to make the big commitment, even if you are now 30.
Alan Brown’s lovely new film Five Dances has some incredible choreography by Jonah Bokaer, vivid and authentic moments that any dance student will find can bring back a lifetime of memories. The film has a gentle documentary approach to dancers, and the special sort of relationships those who dance for a living develop with each…
Gail loved Mott’s infectious smile and laugh while Larry enjoyed seeing Maguire on stage again.
“The show must go on,” they say, so Burns and Murray talk about problems that beset a not-quite-ready production.
LGBT themes and characters, nudity, and illicit drug use. what’s not to love about Tales of the CIty?
“Other People’s Money” is the rare sort of play that will make you laugh, make you think, and maybe even make you cry.
The Israeli-Palestinian clash meets its match with this border-crossing love story.
In the course of this two hour play you will meet just about every human prejudice that exists in America today.
Playing now to November 10 is “Accomplice” at ShakesCo. Gail Burns reviews this head-scratcher, saying:”If you love a good whodunnit, you will adore this show”
This star-cast Romeo and Juliet sets pretty high expectations,. Handsome (Bloom) and pretty (Rashad) meet the critics some of whom praise them, but others seem to resent their good looks.