I turned up
at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Nov. 12 for Something Rotten with moderate expectations. I had seen a number
from the show on the Tony Awards last June, so I knew it was an amusing backstage
mash-up of Elizabethan England and musical theater.
enter the Broadway’s Booth Theatre to see Robert Askins’ play, Hand to God, you’re looking at a Sunday
School classroom in Texas with cinderblock walls painted blue and windows high
enough to let you know it’s in the basement.
For the nonprofit organization Visionaries
+ Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial
event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most
high-profile public fundraiser.
While attending Kent State for
journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on
the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in
Ed Stern “retired” three years ago after
two decades of artistic leadership at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the
Park. I put quotation marks around that word because he’s still busy as
can be, much to the surprise of everyone — himself included.
Know Theatre to come up with offbeat onstage stories. Joseph Zettelmaier’s All Childish Things has the appearance
of just that: A trio of guys who remain stuck in childhood despite approaching
Critic's Pick: Gilbert and
Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore
was a hit in 1878. The very tongue-in-cheek tale of class distinctions in
the British Empire seems pretty creaky in 21st-century America.
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.