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Tru, the play bringing the audience into Truman Capote’s living room for a chatty wit-lathered visit at a crucial moment in his life, entertains as Charles Baran evokes the engaging persona of the writer but does not tries to mimic his unique voice or other externals. But he succeeds in creating this outsized creature alternately, compassionate, cruel, haunted, indestructible and a dozen attributes.
Charm bubbles throughout the Wick Theatre’s lush production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a very 21st Century riff on the classic musical that can legitimately be promoted as entertaining for the whole family. The original beloved score is beautifully enhanced with new orchestrations, but don’t go expecting Hammerstein’s fairy tale script that you may have seen with Julie Andrews or Lesley Ann Warren.
Aunt Jack, S.P. Monahan’s world premiere play at Empire Stage, rejects pigeonholing sexuality with a single label or category. Sexual identity is what you choose it to be and Monahan champions paradigms that cannot be categorized by initials.
Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair – The Jackie Mason Musical, the semi-autobiographical comedy about a young South Florida woman whose affair with the famed comedian results in a love child, flat does not work despite the earnestness of the cast and creative team.