L&S America Online Subscribe
Advertise
Home Lighting&Sound AmericaNewsLSA DirectoryEventsContacts
NewsNews
NewsNews

-Today's News

-Last 7 Days

-Business News

-People News

-Product News

-Theatre in Review

-Subscribe to News

-Subscribe to LSA Mag

-News Archive

-Media Kit

-A Theatre Project Book

-PLASA Focus

Search Results

(25/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre)

Tennis can be an unbearably suspenseful sport -- if a match is closely fought, its fate can hang on each volley -- so playwright Anna Ziegler is onto something in The Last Match, which is set in the minds and memories ...More

(25/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Oedipus El Rey (The Sol Project/The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Oedipus El Rey (The Sol Project/The Public Theater)

The Oedipus myth finds vivid, pounding, strikingly contemporary life in this new version. This is not a director's trendy concept staging, plopping down a classic tragedy in a familiar modern context: The playwright, Luis Alfaro, ...More

(23/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Lonely Planet (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Lonely Planet (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Lonely Planet, a 1995 work by Steven Dietz, is an expression of agony, wrapped in artifice, inside a practical joke. It's a strange, sideways view of the AIDS epidemic, written as the disease was decimating the gay ...More

(20/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Torch Song (Second Stage Theater)

Theatre in Review: Torch Song (Second Stage Theater)

Oedipus and Jocasta. Coriolanus and Volumnia. Amanda and Tom Wingfield. Alexander and Mrs. Portnoy. To this list of classically fraught mother-son relationships you can add Arnold Beckoff and his Ma, here impersonated by Michael Urie ...More

(20/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Squeamish (All For One/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Squeamish (All For One/Theatre Row)

If anyone could convince an audience that drinking blood is a perfectly rational act, it is Alison Fraser. Over the course of a career that has ranged from musicals by William Finn to eerie abstractions by Edward Albee and Adrienne ...More

(18/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Time and the Conways (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Time and the Conways (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

The Conway family lives in a haunted house with a difference: It is filled not with shades of the past but those of the baleful future. J. B. Priestley's 1937 drama employs an unusual time scheme, introducing the fond, foolish ...More

(17/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Tomorrow in the Battle (Stripped Scripts/Ars Nova)

Theatre in Review: Tomorrow in the Battle (Stripped Scripts/Ars Nova)

The title of Kieron Barry's play is taken from Richard III ("Tomorrow in the battle think on me, And fall thy edgeless sword: despair, and die!"), but don't expect anything as elegant as Shakespeare's tale of murder and ...More

(16/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Measure for Measure (Elevator Repair Service/The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Measure for Measure (Elevator Repair Service/The Public Theater)

Elevator Repair Service's eccentric revival of Measure for Measure is, I think, the first time I've experienced a company waging war on Shakespeare's words. The stage at the Public's LuEsther Hall features a U-shaped table on ...More

(16/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: I of the Storm (The Gym at Judson)

Theatre in Review: I of the Storm (The Gym at Judson)

The man known only as RJ in RJ Bartholomew's solo piece tells us that he was once vice president of a major brokerage, but, having spent "two beltless years upstate for 'money crimes'," he is now homeless, having been "literally and ...More

(13/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Home Place (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Home Place (Irish Repertory Theatre)

For his final original work -- he closed his career with an adaptation of Hedda Gabler -- Brian Friel, Ireland's contemporary bard of exile and displacement, focused on an Anglo-Irish family of landowners who, having lived ...More

(12/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons)

Max Posner's new play begins with The Son, who will be our host and narrator for the evening. Even before he introduces himself, however, he makes an attention-getting announcement: "In a week, or a decade, or a day, sometime in the ...More

(11/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Gospel According to...(Primary Stages)/Ace (Marjorie S. Deane Theater)

Theatre in Review: The Gospel According to...(Primary Stages)/Ace (Marjorie S. Deane Theater)

In one of those odd coincidences that happen from time to time, two recently opened plays are by writers who have had substantial careers in talk television. The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo ...More

(10/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Syncing Ink (The Flea Theater)

Theatre in Review: Syncing Ink (The Flea Theater)

The Flea inaugurates the Sam, the largest space in its new Thomas Street home, with Syncing Ink, a rush of invention and youthful high spirits that is currently inspiring the kind of audience response rarely seen outside of ...More

(10/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: My Lingerie Play (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre)

Theatre in Review: My Lingerie Play (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre)

The full title of My Lingerie Play -- {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation -- should give you an idea of the enthusiasm of the author and star, Diana Oh. The ...More

(10/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Charm (MCC Theater)

Theatre in Review: Charm (MCC Theater)

Philip Dawkins' Charm is based on the unlikely true story of Miss Gloria Allen, a transgender woman of a certain age who, several years ago, began hosting a charm school at the Center on Halsted, Chicago's gay ...More

(06/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: As You Like It (Classic Stage Company)/The Show-Off (Peccadillo Theatre)

Theatre in Review: As You Like It (Classic Stage Company)/The Show-Off (Peccadillo Theatre)

Two classic comedies have returned to New York -- traveling light, unburdened of their laughter. Nobody takes seriously Shakespeare's famous line about the "two hour's traffic of the stage;" even Romeo and Juliet, the play from ...More

(04/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Desperate Measures (York Theatre Company)/The Violin (59E59)

Theatre in Review: Desperate Measures (York Theatre Company)/The Violin (59E59)

What is it with Shakespeare and musical theatre these days? For decades, his comedies were fair game for song-and-dance shows -- see The Boys From Syracuse; Kiss Me, Kate; and assorted takes on Twelfth Night. (There ...More

(03/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop)/Tiny Beautiful Things (Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop)/Tiny Beautiful Things (Public Theater)

Two new productions face, head-on, one of life's most wrenching tragedies -- the loss of a child -- in very different ways. If one is far more effective than the other, each is notable for its willingness to stare, unblinkingly, into the ...More

(02/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Makbet (Dzieci Theatre)/Neighbors (INTAR/InViolet Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Makbet (Dzieci Theatre)/Neighbors (INTAR/InViolet Theatre)

The Scottish Play becomes The Gypsy Tragedy in this eccentric production of Shakespeare's drama. Whatever you think of it, I guarantee that you've never seen Macbeth staged like this: You arrive at Sure We Can, described in the ...More

(02/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Red Letter Plays: F---ing A and In the Blood (Signature Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Red Letter Plays: F---ing A and In the Blood (Signature Theatre)

Signature Theatre Company's admirable residency program is a classic win/win situation, providing valuable exposure for mid-career playwrights while allowing audiences to consider these writers' works in juxtaposition to each other. ...More

PreviousPrevious

NextNext


Full News Archive

LSA Goes Digital - Check It Out!

Follow us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter

PLASA Media
PLASA Focus