Promise of Spring
Perhaps not indicated by the weather -- at least the Spring season approaches on stage!
On my radar now are some intriguing openings:"Heir Apparent" by David Ives at Classic Stage. Click here for discounted tickets . David Ives wrote the wonderful "Venus in Fur" and "All In the Timing" -- I'll bet on another winner from his pen.
Whetheror not you agree with Terry Teachout's theatre reviews in the Wall Street Journal -- his new play "Satchmo at the Waldorf"sounds fascinating and stars the marvelous John Louis Thompson as Louis Armstrong.
I've loved all of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Alfred P. Sloan sponsored plays, exploring scientific themes. Their latest is "Fast Company." It promises a delicious mixture of game theory and con artistry.
You'll want to see "Stockholm" at 59e59after you read this terrific New York Times' review from its Hudson, NY run. Speaking of 59e59, it's the home of the annual Brits Off Broadway festival. I've already seen a few at the Edinburgh Festival Fringeand can attest to their quality, but all sound well worth your time. There is a trilogy of Alan Ayckbourn's playswinding up the festival in late May -- but don't miss getting tickets early, because they will be difficult to get later!
If you, too, would like a first look at new British writing -- do join me in Edinburgh in August for the Fringe 2014, it's 57th year! Email me, and I'll be happy to help with your plans.
Another sure to sell out is Manhattan Theatre Club's"Tales From Red Vienna" starring Nina Arianda, of "Venus in Fur" fame. Just watching her on stage again will be a treat.
I've already gotten tickets for "The Library" at the Public directed by Steven Soderbergh. The storysounds interesting (claims to be inspired by future events!) and I'm curious to see this movie director's work on stage. Don't be confused -- the newish restaurant on the Public's balcony is also named The Library -- you could do worse than stay for dinner or a drink!
Lastly, don't miss "Act One" at Lincoln Center. Moss Hart's book has been called "the ultimate valentine to the theatre," and who am I to pass up a valentine?
See you soon -- at the theatre, of course!