Great musical palookaspeak.
"Something extremely simple is being said in the most luxuriantly gnomic academese available."
"What Rebeck has learned from her time in Hollywood, it seems to me, is that audiences are stupid."
The charming musical adaptation honors everyone's holiday staple. And yes, there's a number called "You'll Put Your Eye Out."
Carolee Carmello is a disproportionate force in this hokey bio-musical with lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford (!).
Mies Julie, Ivanov, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Emotional Creature.
A pretty thin show — within a pretty good show.
Also, Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon in Checkers.
Shuler Hensley, big star.
And Tracee Chimo makes for a mesmerizing monster in Bad Jews.
Helen & Edgar, Don't Go Gentle, Him, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
An inverted Virginia Woolf, a night besotted with darkness and drink where virtually nothing honest is spoken aloud — until the final, fatal malediction.
It can't shock the way it once did, but it sure does land its punches.
"When, I ask, will we get a youth-driven big-ticket revival?"
Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner are eminently watchable in a flawed play.
An Enemy of the People and Through the Yellow Hour.
An eight-hour play that swallows its actors alive.
"The strength of parable and a brief length to match."