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Monday, 10 March 2014 23:04

Double trouble

"Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" seeks a slasher who killed three dancers in the chorus of a musical called "Manhattan Holiday." It also has other villains. That's why playwright John Bishop had to make it the "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," even though he wrote it in 1987: one set of villains are Nazi saboteurs.

Published in Theater Reviews
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 01:01

Welcome to Texas

The Immigrant, now at the New Jewish Theatre, makes you feel warm-hearted and good about America and Americans without feeling embarrassed about feeling warm-hearted and good about America and Americans. It tells the true story of Haskell Harelik, a Russian Jew who leaves the land of Cossacks and pogroms for a safer and better life in the U.S., and winds up in the small town of Hamilton, Texas. Befriended by the local banker and his wife, Harelik progresses from selling bananas from a cart to owning a prosperous dry goods and variety store.

Published in Theater Reviews
Monday, 11 October 2010 01:00

Asher Lev's leap to stage falls short

My Name Is Asher Lev has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner from the novel of the same name by Chaim Potok. But it hasn't been adapted enough.

Published in Theater Reviews

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