Tuesday, May 18, 2010


There are scads of reviews to link to today. Ms. Haubenstock’s rave on “The Sound of Music” is old news now, having come out Sunday, but Ms. Lewis’s measured take on “Crowns” is hot of the press. Over at WCVE, Mr. Porter has held forth recently on “A Doll’s House” as well as “Sound of Music.”

Up north, Sarah Ruhl’s latest, “Passion Play” opened recently and seems to be promising. Garnering less positive notices has been “The Kid,” the musical adaptation of Dan Savage’s book about two gay men adopting. I really had/have high hopes for this one because I’m a huge fan of Savage’s writing. But I guess you never know what’s going to happen when you go from page to stage.

News about upcoming seasons here in Richmond keeps coming in. I’m excited and surprised that Barksdale might be able to land “God of Carnage” this soon. If it comes together, that may rival “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on my highly anticipated shows list. Also, I hear it first-hand from Ms. kb saine down at Sycamore Rouge that their summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is going to be something special. Want a hint? Google “Battersea: A Hidden Treasure” for a clue.

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