REVIEW: “Martha Mitchell Calling” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2006 I am linking this review of the 2006 production at Shakespeare & Company to the 2007 production at Stageworks/Hudson because, with the exception of the actor playing John Mitchell, it is substantially the same production – same leading lady, same director, same designers.…

REVIEW: “Lebensraum” at StageWorks

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 2003 This is an exhilarating production of a fascinating play. In Lebensraum Israel Horovitz, one of America’s greatest living playwrights, has concocted a fantasy of what would happen if Germany suddenly invited six million Jews to emigrate there, in order to atone for the horrors of…

REVIEW: “The Drawer Boy” at StageWorks

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 2003 In an effort to entice audiences to this play, which contains no song, dance, sex, or violence, marketing types have used words like “hilarious” and “suspenseful.” The Drawer Boy is neither. And that is not a bad thing. In fact, the amazing thing is the…

REVIEW: “Dirty Blonde” at StageWorks

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2002 There is one particular Tony Award-winning musical that I go to see every time it is mounted in reasonable driving distance simply because I have yet to see a production that explains to me why it is a Tony Award-winning musical and I…

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