If the Ali MacGraw-Ryan O’Neal pairing was a marketing stunt to sell the new national tour of Love Letters that kicked off in Fort Lauderdale, the actors pulled a fast one and delivered unassailably nuanced and moving performances that needed no apologies or asterisks.
Evening Star Production’s fervent mounting of Jason Robert Brown’s cult musical The Last Five Years invests infinite compassion for the eddying gain and loss in one of the most intriguing constructs in musical theater.
There’s a six-foot-plus-tall hitman in full Highland garb and speaking in an unintelligble brogue, an ineffectual cop who isn’t trusted with actual firearms, and an accountant who ends up half-naked in front of strangers – repeatedly — all crucial elements of Ac
The doors, which will open and slam like percussion, are crucial, of course, because this show is courageously entitled, Unnecessary Farce.
Start Spreadin’ The News: Mad Cat, Della Ventura, Dramaworks, Actors’ Playhouse, Zoetic, Stage Door, Island City, Theatre League
There is so much news in South Florida theater this summer that we’re going to run our own version of a glib as we tick off the headlines of much, but not even half, of what’s happening in the region and involving its artists and audiences.