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Andrews Living Arts makes a valiant effort to conquer the challenging Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! but it proves more than they can handle.
GableStage has produced a version Terrrence McNally’s satire about theater, It’s Only A Play, that is funnier and has far more heart than the Broadway edition.
Inside baseball describes the wry and witty It’s Only A Play, if you’re one of us who can name all six shows that earned Tony nominations for Kelli O’Hara. But if you’re one of the tens of millions who can’t, you aren’t going to get a tenth of the potential pleasure out of this overhauled, updated revival of Terrence McNally’s 1982 paean to the glorious narcissistic and divine misfits who populate theater.
The Alliance Theatre paints a lovely, off-beat love affair between two wounded souls in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
As far as large-scale Broadway musicals, Ragtime stands as Actors’ finest mainstream work ever, as accessible and satisfying as it is passionate and thoughtful. Anyone who cares about musical theater, or theater in general, should make a special effort to see this production.
GableStage’s production of Terrence McNally’s script Mothers And Sons surpasses the Broadway premiere by depicting close-up the devastating pain when deep emotional wounds inflicted decades earlier are ripped open again. And it depicts the process of rending apart the psychic scab in unforgiving real time.
Terrence McNally’s drama Mothers and Sons examines the chasm that AIDS opened when troubled families were forced to face the sexuality of a loved one. But the play also shines a spotlight on that generational shift in perceptions that could only be chronicled by someone like the 75-year-old McNally who lived through that chapter of History.
The Full Monty is one of those scruffy street mongrels that are undeniably cute and even inexplicably winning for short periods, but not a stray you want to take home. The Wick Theatre’s production of the musical is competent, perhaps one of the better renditions you’ve seen of it, but its not equal to the recent triumph with 42nd Street.