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Plays and Musicals: What's the Difference?

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
As CityBeat’s theater critic, I write about plays and musicals, so I’m occasionally asked which I like better. The truth is I appreciate both forms. But they are distinct, so let me hold forth on some differences and similarities.  

Onstage: The Twentieth-Century Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way starts as a tale of two actors auditioning for a show, but it evolves into a story of a near-forgotten slice of American history: 1914 in Long Beach, Calif., when police hired actors to entrap gay men in the crime of “social vagrancy.”   

Onstage: Henry IV

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cincinnati Shakespeare has just opened a three-week production of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2.   

Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Review)

Cincy Shakes' testosterone-laden production is full of boys and a lot of noise.

1 Comments · Monday, March 31, 2014
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, nearly finished with the immense task of staging all 38 of Shakespeare’s surviving plays over its 20-year history, has launched another noteworthy effort.  

A Delicate Ship (Review)

Playhouse world premiere brings another excellent new play and writer to Cincinnati audiences

0 Comments · Friday, March 28, 2014
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hit a home run with its world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s A Delicate Ship on the Shelterhouse stage.  

Onstage: A Delicate Ship

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A Delicate Ship is about a complicated love triangle that unravels in unexpected ways.  

The Mountaintop (Review)

MLK’s last night makes for a moving production at ETC

0 Comments · Monday, March 24, 2014
Audiences will be deeply moved by this imaginative recreation of a moment in history and the very real man who changed America.  

Stage Door: Excellent Options

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The three-week run of the tour of Wicked wraps up this Sunday at the Aronoff Center. It's a faithful reproduction of the Broadway hit, with performers who can give you the experience of seeing the original, a kind of prequel to The Wizard of Oz. (Tickets, $38-$188: 513-621-2787, but each performance has a pre-show lottery; if your name is pulled, you can buy a ticket for ...  

Pride and Prejudice (Review)

Cincinnati Playhouse takes on beloved Austen characters

0 Comments · Friday, March 21, 2014
Jane Austen’s familiar characters in Pride and Prejudice have all but taken on the status of real people. Everyone who loves this 1813 novel of love and manners “knows” Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to be sure...  

Coming to a (Movie) Theater Near You

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I love going to the movies, but I leave writing about them to others, especially my CityBeat colleague tt stern-enzi, who routinely offers a perspective worth reading. Nevertheless, I’m going to local cineplexes more often for digital transmissions of theater from around the world.