Eye on Theatre: Heroic Hair By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

Human hair, as we know, grows even on corpses; the 1967 musical Hair is resuscitated every few years and will not die. It has been seen off and on Broadway, as a movie, semi-staged at Encores!, over in London, outdoors in Central Park, on Broadway again, then performed by a touring national company. This Hair would grow even on a …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Heroic Hair By JOHN SIMON

Read The Westchester Guardian – July 14, 2011 Edition

eHezi Archives 1 Comment

Download Click to read The Westchester Guardian – July 14, 2011 edition Click onto the hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning  Adobe Pro software at no cost and free …

eHeziRead The Westchester Guardian – July 14, 2011 Edition

Eye on Theatre: Callas, A Bit Callous By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

<<<Tyne Daly as Maria Callas in Master Class. Photography by and courtesy of Joan Marcus. An earlier work by the playwright-librettist Terrence McNally, “The Lisbon Traviata,“ revolved around a famous recording by Maria Callas. Later came “Master Class,” with Callas herself as the heroine, portrayed by Zoe Caldwell. Now revived, Tyne Daly assumes the lead role. It is not easy …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Callas, A Bit Callous By JOHN SIMON

Read The Westchester Guardian – July 7, 2011 Edition

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

 Click to read The Westchester Guardian – July 7, 2011 edition Click onto the hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning  Adobe Reader Pro software at no cost …

eHeziRead The Westchester Guardian – July 7, 2011 Edition

Eye on Theatre: Spouses and Other Relations By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

In 2008, Michael Weller’s 50 Words featured a married New York architect, Adam Penzius, having an affair with an offstage married woman. Now we get that Midwestern woman, Melinda “Lindy” Metz, married to Hugh Metz, who runs a family bicycle-manufacturing business and is running also for political office. Lindy, mother of two teen-age boys, is a bipolar charmer, medicinal pill …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Spouses and Other Relations By JOHN SIMON

Eye on Theatre June Mayflies By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

Just about everything that can go wrong with a show does so in Through a Glass Darkly, Jenny Worton’s theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film of that name. In the first place: Why adapt one of Bergman’s lesser movies that, moreover, does not transfer comfortably onto the stage?  

eHeziEye on Theatre June Mayflies By JOHN SIMON

Eye on Theatre: Cherishable Charmer By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

The one-word summary of the intimate revue, The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, is quite monolithically CHARMING. In 85, all-too-brief, uninterrupted minutes, it  spreads more joy than most lavishly overstuffed and overbedizened Broadway musicals. If the epithet “feelgood” has acquired a forbidding aura, given the number of charlatan therapists, it is herewith restored to its …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Cherishable Charmer By JOHN SIMON

Eye on Theatre: Fascinating Follies By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

Bernadette Peters on opening night. I have said it before and say it again: Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical, Follies, is one of that tiny handful that can legitimately contend for best ever. It was so much ahead of its time at its 1971 premiere that most of us critics were left behind. Since then it has had enough …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Fascinating Follies By JOHN SIMON

Read The Westchester Guardian – May 26, 2011 Edition

eHezi Archives 17 Comments

Download Wg_5_26_fin-1-REVISION Click onto the  hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning  Adobe Reader Pro software at no cost and free of virus by clicking onto the Adobe Reader link. Thank …

eHeziRead The Westchester Guardian – May 26, 2011 Edition

Eye on Theatre: Trio Triste By JOHN SIMON

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

<<<The Knickerbocker. Photo by Carol Rosegg.   When Jonathan Marc Sherman was a very young fellow back in 1988 he wrote a delightful play called Women and Wallace, It augured a fine career for him, and a career of sorts there has been. His various other plays have been mounted in good theaters in respectable productions, but none of them …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Trio Triste By JOHN SIMON