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Foxy Ladies

Foxy Ladies

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes” has one of the juiciest female roles in American theater: Regina Giddens, a greedy matriarch conniving for control of the family cotton business in Alabama at the turn of the 20th century. None other than Tallulah Bankhead originated the Broadway role; in revivals, Anne Bancroft, Elizabeth Taylor, […]

Dazzling and Theatrical

Dazzling and Theatrical

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The first Broadway production of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” from Manhattan Theatre Club, delivers the kind of moving and magnificent experience one always hopes for in that moment between the dimming of the houselights and when the action begins on stage. The play, the first one written in what became Wilson’s 10-play […]

Tough Times in the Big Easy

Tough Times in the Big Easy

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | A couple of years back, Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit” was a breakout hit at Playwrights Horizons, winning the Obie Award for Best New American Play and named a Pulitzer finalist. The four-character work was hailed as an incisive portrait of suburban angst and socioeconomic friction. Now, the astute playwright has set her sights on […]

Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The concept may not be particularly original: Events are examined in non-linear fashion, refracted through concepts in physics related to time, so that we can see how choices one makes shape experience from that moment forward. But Nick Payne’s play “Constellations,” now at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds marvelously. The play is written […]

Sister Shelter

Sister Shelter

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | Cherry Jones is one of the most formidable forces on the New York stage today. This past season, the 57-year-old actor was nominated for a Tony Award for her exquisite portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie,” which ended its impressive run in February. Alas, she had tough competition, losing out […]

Brother Act

Brother Act

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | Around midway through Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Choir Boy,” a group of boys at a boarding school for “strong, ethical black men” belt out the classic spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” in a locker room. And while that was one of the few gospel-style songs I knew in this […]