If 2016 was the frying pan, 2017 has frequently felt like the fire. But despite high wattage both onstage and off (Uma Thurman is our present-day Parisienne and Willimon created .
In this year of daily shifts, shocks, and sucker punches, I went from being an opinionated director to being a critic, and these ten productions, ranging from intimate to epic, all touched something expansive for me in their specificity. He was the founding artistic director of the Gloucester Stage and served in the role for 28 years.
The production is directed by Des Mc Anuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo — a team that previously worked together on a similar project, the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons jukebox musical “How are the children?
” shouts a woman standing in a spare, roughly furnished cottage kitchen at the start of Lucy Kirkwood’s potent, aching new play.
Michael Mayer ( is running for a limited five-week run this summer at the famed arts center in a “pre-Broadway engagement.” The show follows the astronomical rise to fame of the Motown singing group, from humble beginnings in Detroit to multiple chart-topping hits.
“We were looking for life, light, heat, beauty, strength, fertility,” Mnouchkine told the New York decades later, describing the origins of what had by that time become one of the world’s preeminent theater companies — unique in its communal spirit, the grand scope of its productions, and the multinationality of both its material and its membership.They eschewed the great temptations of a year like 2017 — didacticism, agitprop-ery, moral grandstanding — and instead found transcendence in the execution of a deeply personal vision., Yann Martel’s novel about a young Indian boy who survives for 227 days on a raft after a shipwreck, with that great striped beast as his only companion … Late in the novel, Pi offers another version of his story — one that involves no tiger, and is devastating, chaotic, and ugly. He acted as a mentor for many young women, and allegedly used his power to prey on them.One woman, Maddie Corman, told the that Horovitz “pressed her against a wall and forcefully kissed her” as she was preparing for an Off Broadway play she was performing in at 16.“Théâtre du Soleil is the dream of living, working, being happy and searching for beauty and for goodness. It’s very simple, really.”Outside Circle in the Square, the winter winds are starting to snap.But inside a different wind is blowing — literally.