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NYC: “Kings” is like watching the news. Good candidate fights corrupt system. Guess who wins.

 When I saw this amazingly timely play by Sarah Burgess, about corporate Democrats attacking a progressive Texas candidate, I thought people might think, that really is a stretch. But no, it was real. It’s at the Public Theater, but… (more)

24 Hours in Havana

The parapets of the stone fortress were empty of the cannon that used to guard the blue waters of the harbor of Havana as the cruise ship sailed into port. I gazed at the skyline of this infamous city of… (more)

The Full Monty: The most exciting part is the end (not a pun)

It was my first time seeing The Full Monty live. And it was the first time my plus one had ever seen a performance by Uptown Players. He had just recently moved to town so it was even more exciting… (more)

Fun Home: Do you know all your family secrets?

Every family has secrets. In our family it seemed to be about money. That was a taboo topic. As was sex. When my father-in-law went into the military, he and his younger brother left all their money with the one… (more)

More than a Musical: The Bodyguard showcases R&B superstar Deborah Cox.

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical stars Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to… (more)

Finding Neverland and the man behind the classic story

Just like fashion, there are some classic stories that are revised and repeated in every generation. Peter Pan seems to be a most popular story today. Each reinterpreted performance emphasizes different nuances of the story. “Beautiful and wondrous! It’s pure… (more)

How I got a three week trip to India by raising my hand

People often tell me how lucky I am to get so many interesting trips. Once I did it by being in the right place at the right time and merely raising my hand. A friend who owned a travel agency… (more)

The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible

The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible is like taking a roller coaster ride. You have waves of fear alternated with feelings of relief The returning engagement of one of the most magical, thrilling and mystifying shows to hit Broadway, THE ILLUSIONISTS –… (more)

Stomp uses everyday objects to reach a high note on stage.

A few nights before I went to see Stomp, I was watching a TV commercial for Target. And as I saw the actors circling shopping carts around and grabbing everyday objects, I realized how much Stomp had influenced our culture.… (more)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

As you walk into the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District you pass elaborate costumes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. These are not from the Winspear performances, but from the… (more)

The Book of Mormon

How much you enjoy a performance or an event is often influenced by who you go with. It is always more fun to go to a circus or zoo when you are with a child. Your companion sometimes helps you… (more)

Bella: an American Tall Tale

I was at a dinner party with Dallas Theater Center’s  Brierly Resident Acting Company’s Cast member Liz Mikel recently and asked her which shows she thought were not to be missed. Her first response was predictable—she said a Christmas… (more)

Catch the “spirit(s)” at SoHo Playhouse’s “The Imbible”

A few laughs, some a cappella music, a lot of history, and even some tasty cocktails. Do these sound like the ingredients for a successful theater production? They are if you experience “The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking” playing… (more)

Rent: Times have changed but the message hasn’t

I have seen Rent three times. The production by the 2016/2017 Broadway Winspear Series Season was the performance I enjoyed most. The performers were all strong but an amazing number of them were in diapers at the time Rent originated.… (more)

The best places to sit at Beauty and the Beast

Just like enjoying a meal more with a charming dining companion, who you sit next to at a performance can make a big difference. My advice is to take a child with you and enjoy their excitement over the classical… (more)

Topical and trendy: Mothers and Sons

The relationship between mothers and sons is very topical. Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt just published The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss. A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper… (more)

Ragtime offers two aspiring actors an extra-ordinary opportunity

There are two very special things about Ragtime coming to Dallas. Two aspiring  actors will  get the chance of a lifetime to be in the national touring company of Ragtime. Dallas Summer Musicals in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment,… (more)

Command Performance commands the attention of every Dallas dance lover

I love dance. In my fantasy life, I would see a dance performance every night. So TITAS Presents Command Performance is an event I look forward to all year. TITAS Presents’ annual gala continues to be the definitive dance event… (more)

The end of the Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow was the song I sang in my first and only role in a musical. It was at a summer theatre camp. I was chosen for the role more for my height than my singing ability. Most… (more)

Interview With Luminous Liz Mikel

Liz Mikel, who’s long been one of the most luminous leading ladies on Dallas stages, is featured as The Nurse in Dallas Theater Center’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare’s tragic tale of doomed love has been given an exciting contemporary setting… (more)

Dallas Trend: Pairing performances

Is there anything better than a live concert? Maybe if it is paired with a classic movie, or a contemporary play. Recently Dallas has had a magical pairing of Aida with Dallas Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale. These… (more)

Eric Bogosian: even if you don’t recognize his name. you have been hearing his material for years

You have seen his face, even if you don’t know his name. You have heard his words even if someone else is speaking them. And although he has not been seen outside New York  for 15 years, you will… (more)

AIDA: Double your pleasure with a combination  or Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale performing a work by Elton John and Tim Rice

This musical collaboration celebrates the best artistic talents of these two organizations – theinnovative acting of Uptown Players coupled with the powerful sound of TCC. Following the smashing success of the 2014 production of Sweeney Todd, the critically acclaimed Uptown… (more)

Jersey Boys: I enjoy them more every year

When I was growing up, all my older cousins were crazy about Elvis Presley. The saved their babysitting money and allowances so they could buy. record and tickets to his shows. I didn’t get it. But now I understand. I… (more)

Godspell Still Casts a Spell

While the Gospel based on Matthew and Luke’s writings in the New Testament has been around for centuries, and the musical “Godspell” has been around a while as well (since 1971), the show is still timely. Especially in the production… (more)

A once in a lifetime opportunity: Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Dallas

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 8 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center in partnership with the Texas Friends of Rabin Medical Center and the American Friends of the Israel… (more)

Peter Pan will never grow up for an extra week

Peter Pan is getting his wish and Dallas/Fort Worth is getting an extra week to see Peter Pan 360. You can catch him in performances during the extension Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3:30… (more)

Aurora: Tips on how to get to a Dallas party expecting 30,000 guests on October 16

You could say that when it rains, it pours. But this is not a story about the weather–even though we could use some rain. It is about two enormously popular events happening on the same night. Texans already know all… (more)

New Works by legendary Twyla Tharp introduced in Dallas

Every industry has icons whose work and achievements are widely recognized even beyond their professional colleagues. Twyla Tharp is one of those icons of choreography. Twyla Tharp has changed the face of American dance. With disarming brashness, she has been… (more)

Dallas DanceFest: a dance lover’s dream

The Dallas DanceFest is three exciting days of dance designed to elevate your spirits and enrich your senses.with the best dance the North Texas area has to offer.  Dance companies from Oklahoma to Austin come together to strut their… (more)

Motown the musical brings back memories of old favorites

Motown the Musical When I was in High School, I was in a youth group with a man named Ted Steuer. We were on a committee to plan a big event. Ted was the music man (he knew which groups… (more)

Don’t miss Catch me if you can

The most interesting person I ever met was Frank Abagnale, Jr. He was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser on how to avoid corporate scams. He had already done it all by then—way before the era of Identity theft.… (more)

Fantsy of Dreams: Cirque de Jungle Deams

A few days before Cirque de Jungle Dreams opened in Dallas I saw a TV interview with a young local girl who became part of the cast. She was charming, poised and very talented.  An amazing performer who could… (more)

Cinderella: The ultimate makeover

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by Cinderella. I had a Cinderella doll, a Cinderella dress and lots of princess things. I dreamed of growing up to be Cinderella. I loved the glass slippers, the clothes, the… (more)

Get tickets to the Illusionists before they disappear

The Illusionists-Witness the Impossible™ the world’s best-selling touring magic show, will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, TX on April 7-19 as part of a 20 city U.S. tour and Dallas Summer Musicals 75th Anniversary Season.… (more)

A trip down memory lane: 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. Actually… (more)

Selma. Sharing the message

When I was in college at the University of Michigan, many of the politically active groups sponsored buses to go on marches in Alabama. I had never participated but was fascinated to watch this docu-drama. The entire audience was totally… (more)

Brian Brooks Moving Company

I have to thank my mother for introducing me to theatre, art and dance. It started with puppet shows at a Chicago museum, lessons at the Chicago Art Institute and then dance lessons. Now I realize I would rather watch… (more)

What do Alfred Hitchcock and Hugh Heffner have in common?

Both mark each of their  creations with a signature visual. Hugh Heffner challenges his readers to find the hidden bunny logo on each magazine cover. Alfred Hitchcock gives himself a cameo role in each production. Alfred Hitchcock started this… (more)

Nothing trumps Momix

Whenever Momix comes to town, It trumps anything I have on my schedule. Friday night is opening night for the Urban Players Pride Festival. The opening performance, only runs one night and the has gotten rave reviews And Uptown From… (more)

The Phantom of the Opera: Can this new staging top all the others?

I think I have seen Phantom of the Opera more than any other musical. I saw it in London. I saw it in New York. And nowI will see it in Dallas.  I saw it with Sarah Brighton, the… (more)

The Boy from Oz

The Boy from Oz was created to celebrate the life and work of the legendary Peter Allen. It is the dazzling, funny and touching story of the great Australian entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble beginnings in Australia to… (more)

A dance double header comes to Dallas

I am as addicted to Dancing with the Stars as many people are to sports teams. Monday nights are sacred on my calendar. Each Monday night is blocked off as busy in my iphone calendar. Combine DWTS with “So you… (more)

The modern Cinderella

  Cinderella has always been my favorite fairytale. My  mother read me the book so many times that the pages were worn . And when I grew up I could practically say it from memory. And I shared the… (more)

NY Theater: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” shows the triumph of a woman and her art

Clever, charming, sometimes funny, this show is always schmaltzy and delightful. Carole King was an icon of her time, getting past the limitations set for her (‘be a teacher,’ said her mom), reflecting women’s desires and hurts, and then great… (more)

Beauty and the Beast and Upcoming TITAS events

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the smash hit Broadway musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled… (more)

England’s Motionhouse

One of the many things I like about Titas is that they don’t just bring us our favorite arts groups. They continually introduce and expose us to cutting edge performance art. This weekend is the first time England’s Motion House… (more)

Theater, Music, Cabaret — entertainment in Key West is tops

Question: Why is Key West a premier place for entertainment? After all, it’s way at the bottom of the 48 states. Road shows travel, of course, but you don’t see the good stuff every week if you are in some… (more)

Disney’s The Little Mermaid makes a big splash in Dallas

New Musical produced by Dallas Summer Musicals, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park Previews February 13-16, Performances February 18-March 2, 2014 Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, Disney’s The… (more)

Rehearsal for Murder

Pegasus Theater kicks off its 29th season with a production of Rehearsal for Murder!  by Kurt Kleinmann. Rehearsal for Murder!  is another entry in the popular Living Black & White™ series of plays that chronicle the adventures of… (more)

Grab your knitting and your tackiest holiday sweater and bring them to Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love.

 Fresh off its success at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love, a solo one-act written and performed by Elaine Liner, makes its North Texas debut December 12-15 at the MCL Grand black… (more)

NY Theater: Terrence Rattigan’s “The Winslow Boy” is a fine post-WWI take on money v. principles

  Terrence Rattigan’s play “The Winslow Boy” is a British period play that is still very satisfying. It was written in 1946 and set in 1912 to 14, based on a true story. This Old Vic production, directed by Lindsay… (more)

The Joy of Southside on Lamar spreads out into the neighborhood

Living at Southside on Lamar is like having a festival in your house everyday. There are artists, musicians, photographers, writers, and more. For the first Lamar Street Festival, everyone enjoyed art, music, food, crafts, a kids zone and more. Everyone… (more)

Peter and the Star Catcher: an adult prequel to Peter Pan

 Peter and the Star Catcher is the five-time Tony Award® winning musical play written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers. Peter and the Star… (more)

Liz Mikel turned a double header into a triple header

 Once a month or so, legendary actress Liz Mikel performs at Southside on Lamar in downtown Dallas. That happens when she is not on Broadway or starring in a production. (next up she is Mama in “Raisin… (more)

The Pride of Dallas: September 5-14

 Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 3rd annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 5 – 14, 2013, Uptown Players will present a nine-day… (more)

All of medieval Avignon is a stage

When I went to Avignon for the theater festival in July, I discovered that the entire city is a stage. The population swells with patrons and performers of the more than 1000 shows that are put on, and when they… (more)

Avignon: Avant-Garde Performing Arts and Globalization

The best modern theater and dance is often about ideas. That was true in works at this year’s Avignon Theater Festival, held every July in the medieval city where Catholic Popes ruled from 1309 to 1377. Several performances I saw… (more)

Some of my very best friends are the Blues

  The blues started off in some field, some plantation, in some mind, in some imagination, in some heart. The blues blew over to the next plantation, and then the next state. The blues went south to north, got electrified… (more)

Fly makes its first stop in Dallas

Do you remember the first time you heard the story of Peter Pan?  This new musical will create the same sense of aw and wonder. Dallas Theater Center Presents A World Premiere Peter Pan Musical:Fly  Directed by… (more)

Songs for a New World

 Uptown Players continues its 2013 season with its version of the musical Songs for a New World, written by Tony Award winning Composer and Lyricist, Jason Robert Brown. The production runs June 21 through July 7, 2013,… (more)

Kentucky’s historic outdoor theatre trail

As dusk gathers and spotlights illuminate costumed actors, singers and dancers, a stage dressed with scenery and set with props emerges. Music swells; the crowd falls silent. Another summer of outdoor theatre gets underway. “Outdoor theatre adds an entire menu… (more)

Traces Performs in Dallas from June 11 To June 23

TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers,  New York City’s most acclaimed and  groundbreaking circus, will be in Dallas for a dozen magical days.  TRACES strips away everything you thought you knew about… (more)

NY Theater: “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” is Bette Midler’s smart take on bitter-sweet Hollywood

She sucked up to those above her and had contempt for those below. Sue Mengers (Bette Midler) was a perfect fit for Hollywood, where the title, “I’ll Eat You Last” refers to an affectionate comment by a cannibal, in, as… (more)

Cirque comes to Frisco June 22

An Arena Spectacular with World Class performers and a live symphony orchestra.. Two shows only, Saturday June 22.   CIRQUE MUSICA is coming to The Dr. Pepper Arena Frisco, Saturday June 22, with shows at 3 and 7:30… (more)

NY Theater: The imaginary cursing woman in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy”

Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy” features a fake character. She is a foul-mouthed Newsday reporter, a woman whose speech is peppered with the “F-word.” Such a female reporter didn’t exist. In fact, it was the reverse: some male reporters at… (more)

Liz Mikel sings at Sammons Center for the Arts

  Liz Mikel   accompanied by Darwin Martin   Thursday, May 16 at 8 pm      Sammons Center for the Arts 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard    Sammons Cabaret presents exceptional jazz musicians with unique attributes. … (more)

Bucket List Adventure: A ‘brave’ adventure with Disney

Ancient castle ruins rock. Mom and Dad may relish family time unplugged from workaday electronics, and grandparents admire the beauty of a rolling green landscape given over to rugged coastlines and pristine lochs, Highland ponies and paint-splotched sheep. But the… (more)

Now Casting: It’s My Life, Women who dare to be different!

 How interesting is your life? In a society that often serves up mixed messages encouraging us to be bold and brave yet bombards us with social media where everyone is a critic, this television series seeks to explore what… (more)

NY Theater: “Matilda” a smashing political allegory about confronting authoritarianism

What a welcome surprise to have a hit Broadway musical in favor of intellectualism and rebellion. Especially since this season’s best new musicals about people who challenged the system – “Chaplin” and “Scandalous” (about Aimee Semple McPherson) — had too… (more)

Celebrate Bond. James Bond.

Maybe you’re a forever fan, have the boxed Blu-ray collection, or remember the first time you swooned over 007 at the movies.  Here’s an excuse to be decadent, as the James Bond Dinners continue.  On May 23rd, Part… (more)

Fly by Night

A star-crossed prophecy. Two charming sisters and a luckless sandwich maker. A lot of music. Just not a lot of light. Conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still) and written in collaboration with Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick, this darkly… (more)

“Oh, What a Night!”

The set was stark and the characters coarse.  The saga of the group’s evolution was surprisingly gritty, even fifty years later.  But the cast of Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas was all that. Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi,… (more)

All We Need is Le Cirque’s LOVE in Vegas

Nine of us stood on the arms of our seats in the Baltimore Civic Center in September 1964, screaming our heads off in awe of The Beatles.  This scenario replayed worldwide back then. Now, from the first note, the… (more)

Do You Prefer Cruising The Thames, Scottish Lochs or Emerald Island Canals?

In this slower paced, “gentle voyage of discovery” along the more intimate canals and waterways of Europe, you and a small number of guests become more fully immersed in the culture, history and gastronomy of the region. The hotel barging… (more)

NY Theater: “Talley’s Folly” is charming, subtly sentimental tale of love

This revival by Lanford Wilson is a sharp, funny, charming look at romance. It has a bitter-sweetness. The hero leaps over barriers of religion, age, and economic and social status. It’s just what New York theater-goers want. And it’s directed… (more)

High Drama in Key West

In New York I write about theater and am a member of the Drama Desk, the organization of critics and writers who vote on annual awards for best shows and artists. So it was a very pleasant surprise that on… (more)

Bella Gaia: The Beauty of Earth

Like many great artists, Kenji Williams uses his work to incite change. With his groundbreaking collaborative project Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth), Williams has taken that change to astounding heights, transporting audience members into outer space in a theatrical, multimedia experience… (more)

Inhabit the Hobbit’s World

Journey back to Middle Earth in luxury while exploring the filming sites of JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings saga on this 11-day luxury tour of New Zealand. Middle Earth Exclusive  With the release of the Peter… (more)

King Lear at Dallas Theater Center

  By  William Shakespeare             Directed by Kevin Moriarty January 18 – February 17, 2013 Wyly Theatre  8PMA co-production with Trinity Repertory Company Dallas Theater Center culminates its four-year Shakespeare cycle with… (more)

NY Theater: “Evita” is smart and glittery, but papers over harsh truths of Peronism

Director Michael Grandage’s production of “Evita” is smart and glittery, but it doesn’t convey the corruption and brutality of Juan Perón’s three terms ruling Argentina in the 1940s, 50s and 70s. This production of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber biopic… (more)

NY Theater: “Golden Boy” is a powerful morality play about trading artistry for cash

Clifford Odets’ 1937 play about the conflict between art and money uses stylized naturalism combined with sometimes faux poetics that often just skirts melodrama. The dialogue doesn’t wear well with time. Some of it might seem almost ridiculous on stage… (more)

Forbidden Broadway

 the heartwarming story of a young man with a dream, a couple of bucks, and a wit that could cut glass.  Forbidden Broadway was first seen at Palsson’s Supper Club on New York’s Upper West Side in January… (more)

XSR: Die! in living black and white

 XSR:Die! (Cross Stage Right–Die!) By Kurt Kleinmann My Mother always believed nothing was just black or white. Kurt Kleinman has a different philosophy that makes his products visually arresting. All his shows are in living black and white His… (more)

Blue Man Group:The phenomenon

 Winspear Opera House Dec 26-30 I will never forget the first time I saw the Blue Man Group. It was at a small off-Broadway theatre and I think it had just opened. No one knew what to expect. It… (more)

Guilt Trip through the eyes of a Jewish Mother

Even before I saw this movie, I knew I would love it. After all, I have been a Jewish mother for forty years. And although I have never taken a road trip with my son , I would jump at… (more)

Holidaze: Cirque’s joyous show is a holiday treat

Renowned director Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, re-imagines the holiday season with Cirque Dreams Holidaze. An original music score and seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of spectacular costumes and holiday dreams in a setting… (more)

Jekyll & Hyde in Dallas Dec 4-16

American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis —along with sizzling pop star Deborah Cox— inject new life into this classic tale of good and evil. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple worldwide tours, this dark… (more)

A Christmas Carol

Dallas Theater Center Presents A Christmas Carol In Its Final Season at Kalita Humphreys Theater By Charles Dickens Adapted by Richard Hellesen Original Music by David de Berry Directed and Choreographed by Joel Ferrell • Opening Night: Friday, November 30… (more)

Calling all Dance Lovers for one night only

Stephen Petronio Company – November 16 – Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. Music, visual arts and fashion collide in a dazzling scene for the senses.… (more)

Behind evey Winner is a great Loser

Dallas Theater Center presents regional premiere of  Pulitzer Prize finalist,  The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz • Directed by Jaime Castañeda Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center • 2400… (more)

My 53 week year

Ever dream of having an extra week to catch up on everything you planned to do “someday”. I actually had that happen to me this week. A cross country ride I was looking forward to was suddenly postponned. That… (more)

Uptown Players Presents Regional Premiere of Hello Again

Uptown Players closes its 2012 season with the regional premiere of the adult musical, Hello Again, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. A musical by Michael John LaChuisa, Hello Again is an adult musical fantasy suggested by Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde.… (more)

The Adams Family: a magnificently macabre company at Dallas Summer Mudicals

OCTOBER 2-21, 2012 North Texas Premiere at Dallas Summer Muicals Music Hall at Fair Park THE ADAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in… (more)

More than Guinness: Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

As you ponder whether the Guinness really does taste better in Ireland, the actors create a scene from Waiting for Godot.  You may or may not recognize Samuel Beckett’s work, but there’s no prerequisite.Meet at 7:30 PM upstairs at… (more)

Dallas Video Festival starts by lighting up the sky

 Expanded Cinema World Premiere   The biggest canvas in Dallas – the four curved walls outside theOmni Hotel –  featured new video art works from media artists Kari Altmann, Frank Campagna, Tim Capper, Rebecca Carter, Brian … (more)

Doug Varone dances into Dallas: Saturday, September 29

The first month after I moved to Dallas, I went to a Titas Performances. Since I had moved from New York, my standards were pretty high. But after that first Titas performance, I felt instantly less homesick for New… (more)


I will never forget the first time I saw a Cirque du Soleil performance. I was in Canada and thought I was going to a circus and could not understand why everyone was so excited about it. Now I understand.… (more)

Dallas Summer Musicals schedule announced

 THE BEST OF BROADWAY AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) has announced their 73rd season of shows, with seven touring Broadway productions coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park. DSM has… (more)

War Horse marches into Dallas

 I was in Ireland last fall and ate at a small  chef-owned hotel and  restaurant with about 20 tables. Our waiter mentioned that Steven Spielberg was at the next table. So I somehow feel a special closeness… (more)

NY Theater: “Newsies The Musical” is a terrific Broadway show about workers’ oppression

If the Group Theater had produced a musical by Clifford Odets, it would have been “Newsies.” The author of the militant “Waiting for Lefty,” with its moving chorus of “Strike, Strike!,” didn’t write this play, but he lives in spirit… (more)

The Second City Does Dallas

Dallas Theater Center Launches 54th Season with New Comedy     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center 2400 Flora Street Previews: August 29 – September 6, 2012  Opening Night: Friday, September 7, 2012 at… (more)

A great production of The Producers comes to Dallas

  Uptown Players Presents the Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers Uptown Players continues its 2012 season with the hysterical musical comedy, The Producers, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater from August 24 – September 15, 2012. With a book by… (more)

Chicago! dazzles Dallas

The #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO, returns to Dallas with performances through August 26. . Now celebrating 15 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the smash hit musical will … (more)

NY Theater: Bway dissects the misery of women as wives

From the 1950s to the present, views have changed a lot about whether marriage is good for women. Or at least about the nature of its serious disadvantages. Three Broadway plays that span those decades show one prominent downside: marriage (more)