Noah Millman

Posts tagged “theatre”

Love’s Triumph, Love’s Tragedy

A passionate production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore from Red Bull Theater in New York.

Posted May 11th, 2015

Exit Ghost

Two classically haunted plays – by Shakespeare and Ibsen – are incompletely exorcised in their current productions.

Posted April 28th, 2015

Theatrical Double-Feature Feature: White Christmas Edition

I don’t usually do double-feature features for live theater, because, well, you …

Posted December 27th, 2014

A Man and a Woman Are One. A Man a Woman and a Sea Trout Are One.

The River seduces the audience at Circle in the Square in New York – but to what object?

Posted December 15th, 2014

Keeping It Real

Tom Stoppard’s most accessible, “realistic” play turns out to have much in common with his early, postmodern works.

Posted December 12th, 2014

Making a Scene

A harrowing but essential evening of theater at New York Theater Workshop

Posted October 27th, 2014

Human, Not Alien To Me: A Brechtian Trio at Stratford

Three plays that make use of Brecht’s alienation effect – but two of them are by Shakespeare.

Posted September 18th, 2014

Dream Country

A radical reimagining of Shakespeare’s comedy via Bergman and Jung.

Posted September 16th, 2014

Awake the Pert and Nimble Spirit of Mirth

A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged as a gay wedding at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Posted September 11th, 2014

Dancing on the Sand

Aladdin on Broadway

Posted September 11th, 2014

Savage Beauty: The Maids at City Center

Cate Blanchett steals a show from her director and Mistress alike.

Posted August 13th, 2014

All Bad Poetry Is Sincere: Man of La Mancha at the Stratford Festival

The musical adaptation of Don Quixote is far from the spirit of the original.

Posted July 1st, 2014

Antic Hay: Noël Coward’s Hay Fever at the Stratford Festival of Canada

The production echoes Seinfeld (and not always in a good way).

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Killer Inside

A meditation on original sin ideally suited to the theatre of the absurd

Posted June 21st, 2014

Play’s The Thing: Theatrical Notes For April

A whirlwind tour of three New York plays worth your attention

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Gained In Translation: A Doll’s House at BAM

A triumphant production of Ibsen’s classic play

Posted February 28th, 2014

2013: A Theatrical Year In Review

Speaking of lists: it seems especially silly to recap the year in …

Posted December 31st, 2013