Ed Rampell: Set circa 1530 in Italy, The Actors’ Gang’s Harlequino: On to Freedom takes place when commedia dell’arte emerged as an important form of theater.
Robin Menken: The national tour of Broadway’s “An American in Paris”, which opened at the Hollywood Pantages on Thursday, March 23, turns the 1951 Vincent Minelli/Gene Kelly directed Oscar winning film into a sprightly Broadway musical.
Ed Rampell: The Town Hall Affair is to a large extent a docu-play based on the real 1971 panel discussion and/or debate at Manhattan’s Town Hall, with various luminaries holding forth on the hot topic of Women’s Liberation.
Only two months into his presidency and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall imagines Trump’s plans to “solve” the “problem” of the millions of undocumented immigrants living in America in this world premiere ripped from the proverbial headlines.
Eric A. Gordon: The Cruise seems to be part of a trend: Playwrights trying to capture the Zeitgeist are dissecting the current mood of young people’s confusion about goals in life and purpose in work.