Ian Anderson 4 p.m., Nov. 15
Articles by Jeff Smith
Drood became the first Broadway musical using audience participation for the ending.
Young Charles Dickens worked as a law clerk. He delivered documents and ran errands and was bored beyond tears. He wanted to be a court stenographer – record an entire trial verbatim – but it ...
“Actually is about rape, but also The Title IX system which some accuse of making snap judgements.”
A friend compares history – i.e. what actually happened – to the Big Bang. He’s studied the JFK assassination for decades and says he can put three shooters in position: one in the Book Depository, ...
If she ever falls in love, her mate will die in a hundred days.
In “Hungry Heart,” Bruce Springstein sings: “We fell in love, I knew it had to end.” Wait! Hold up there, Boss. Zero to 60 and back, like that? What about love is love and not ...
Contemporary slang and F-bombs feel too linguistically liberated
“I am a revolution!” shouts Mary Woolley in Bryna Turner’s Bull in a China Shop, based on the famous teacher, activist, and President of Mount Holyoke College. She wants to convert the college from a ...
“They have not only crammed the songs into a formulaic story, they have Broadway-ized the music.”
The Heart of Rock & Roll goes flat line
It skips back and forth in time and parses out bits of conflicting information.
What is this, a rough draft?
“When he comes back, will I be ready?”
Self-absorbed black hole of a tyrant
Instead of a heartfelt hug, Inna fires a hard right cross to Reina’s chin.
Martyna Majok’s ambitious Queens plays like a prospector who has found a giant gold nugget in the wilderness. Problem is: the prospector hasn’t a wagon big enough to carry it out, or an axe to ...