Indecent: a classic play deemed obscene

Indecent. Created by Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman. Written by Vogel, directed by Taichman. Cort Theatre, New York, June 2017.
 

Indecent is a daring play, in multiple ways. It involves interweaving stories about free speech and censorship; about immigration to America; about the hypocrisy of a religious man who puts his business interests ahead of his …

Gypsy: musical shows signs of aging

Gypsy. Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Terrence J. Nolen directed at the Arden Theatre, May-June 2017.
 

Gypsy is a Broadway classic, and Mary Martello is a logical choice for the lead role. In this Arden Theatre production, the veteran performer captured the core of a showbiz pro who knows …

Non-stop hilarity that “Goes Wrong”

The Play That Goes Wrong. Written by Henry Lewis, directed by Mark Ball. Lyceum Theatre, New York. May 2017.
 

You don’t have to travel across the pond to see this superb presentation of classic British humor. The Play That Goes Wrong has transferred to Broadway and it brought non-stop laughter with it. This dazzling production …

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