|Victoria Clark in Kimberly Akimbo|
Credit: Ahron R. Foster
Saturday, February 26, 2022
B'way Update: Kimberly Akimbo Transfers, Neil Diamond Musical in Boston
Friday, February 25, 2022
8 Oscar Categories Won't Be Presented Live
|Robin Robin is my favorite so far for|
Animated Short, but this category
won't be presented live on Oscar night.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Oscar Nominees: Shorts, Flee, Ascension, plus a Side Trip to LMAD
|A scene from Flee, nominated|
for Best Animated Feature, International
Film, and Doc. Feature.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Woody Allen's Rifkin's Festival
|You know you're in trouble |
when the poster is more
entertaining that the film.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Additions to Oscar and Gilded Age Lists
in The Power of the Dog
which leads the 2022 Oscars noms with 12.
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
Don't Look Up (Netflix)
Being the Ricardos (Amazon)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple Plus)
CODA (Apple Plus)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
I'm still dealing with pain issues from being hit by a car just before Christmas. The six broken ribs seem to have healed, but now pains in my back and the third of three MRIs reveal several herniated discs.
But I am managing to get to some shows to review. Luckily it's a slow time before the pre-Tony onslaught of openings in the spring. On my way to the city to see the operatic version of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center, I ran to catch the E train which was about to pull out of the station in Jackson Heights. I got into an empty car just as the doors were closing. Normally I would avoid such a situation because of the inevitable homeless person driving other riders away, but there was no choice. The doors closed and I was trapped in the car with the worst smelling derelict ever encountered. It was a bearded old man at the other end of the car surrounded by cast-off fast food wrappers and a foil blanket, stinking to high heaven. There was one other passenger who joined me as far away from the homeless guy as possible. We were stuck until the next express stop.
"I feel badly for them," my fellow traveller said, "but there really should be someplace for them to go."
"He's probably been living here for a few days," I responded.
"The shelters aren't safe. It's worse than being on the street I hear. The government should do something for them. They should help."
"It won't because people like Donald Trump think the government shouldn't help people."
"All politicians are the same. They're all corrupt and don't care about anybody."
Here is where we differed. I said, "No, you're wrong. Republicans are much, much worse than Democrats. They are not all the same...in my opinion. That's what I think. Republicans don't want to help anybody and are only interested in staying in power and lining their own pockets."
He didn't disagree. We got to the next express stop, the doors opened, we ran to the next car, and parted ways.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
B'way Update: Hangmen Resurrected; Shakespeare in the Park Season
|A scene from the March 2020 production of |
Credit: Joan Marcus
Directed by Matthew Dunster, the cast will be headed by Alfie Allen of Game of Thrones, opposite David Threfall, best known for his performance as Smike in the London and New York production of Nicholas Nickelby. The cast also includes Drama Desk and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (Rainbow's End), Owen Campbell, Jeremy Crutchley, Gaby French, Josh Goulding, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, Andy Nyman, and Ryan Pope, with Sebastian Beacon, Peter Bradbury, Katie Fabel and Colin McPhillamy.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tony Winners and Oscar Buzz for tick...tick...Boom!
|Andrew Garfield with director|
Lin-Manuel Miranda filming
at the Strand Book Store