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 …

Bandstand, the new American musical

Bandstand. Music by Richard Oberacker, book and lyrics by Oberacker and Rob Taylor. Directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. Bernard Jacobs Theatre, May 2017.
 

Bandstand is a profound and original show. “The New American Musical” — as it’s being billed — tells the story of World War II veterans who come home from carnage and …

TV kids’ shows of yesteryear

What were the television heroes of your childhood like in real life? And what ever became of them?

Those are the questions that were explored in the play, Music From a Sparkling Planet, in 2001. Frustrated by problems in their personal and professional lives, the characters decide to search for Tamara Tomorrow, the host of an afternoon kids’ TV …

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