All the World’s a Stage
Julianne Moore on her role in David Hare’s international-studies play The Vertical Hour—and how she almost skipped her return to Broadway.
• The Vertical Hour, By David Hare; Music Box Theatre; opens November 30.
Twyla’s in the Basement, Mixing Up the Medicine
Tharp heavily remade Movin’ Out before its Broadway opening and will surely do the same here.
• The Times They Are A-Changin’, Conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp; music and lyrics by Bob Dylan; Brooks Atkinson Theatre; opens October 26.
The Ten-Percent Solution
This fall’s Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed suggests a new subgenre: the Agent Morality Play.
• The Little Dog Laughed, By Douglas Carter Beane; Cort Theatre; opens November 13.
• Howard Katz, By Patrick Marber; Laura Pels Theatre; opens February 2007.
A Berlitz Guide to BAM
BAM, that European colony in Brooklyn, set a new standard last year with 4.48 Psychose, a minimally subtitled French edition of an already cryptic English play.
Channeling the Grey Ghosts
Christine Ebersole chats about—and with—Little Edie Beale.
• Grey Gardens, By Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie; Walter Kerr Theatre; opens November 2.
John Doyle made waves when he gave Patti LuPone a tuba for Sweeney Todd. Will it work for “The Ladies Who Lunch”?
• Company, By Stephen Sondheim and George Furth; Barrymore Theatre; opens November 29.
But Is the Cast Album on Vinyl?
Making a Broadway musical from Nick Hornby’s lovely novel High Fidelity, about a lovelorn indie-record-store snob, sounds dubious.
• High Fidelity, Imperial Theater; opens December 7.
Brace yourself, Stoppard fans: The master brings a nine-hour drama to Lincoln Center.
• The Coast of Utopia, By Tom Stoppard; Lincoln Center Theater; Part one opens November 5.
The Best of the Rest
The return of Nathan Lane, Eve Ensler, A Chorus Line, and more.