D. L. Groover
1 day ago | Stage
The set-up: The old gal who sits by the embers has still got it! The execution: Ever since her CBS TV debut in 1957 (with Julie Andrews, then appearing on Broadway in My Fair Lady, as the lady of the fireplace), Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical v...
3 days ago | Stage
The set-up: Company OnStage presents one of theater's earliest, creepiest plays, Patrick Hamilton's Rope (1929). A real stage antique – a three-acter played in real time – this murder/mystery shocker retains enough shivers to have inspired Hitchco...
5 days ago | Stage
The set-up: Name: Mabel Normand Occupation: Star That was written at the top of Mabel Normand's bio at Goldwyn Studios in 1918. She had arrived. Big time. Little Mabel from Staten Island was about to be transformed into a glamorous movie star by S...
10 days ago | Stage
The set-up: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! DISNEY'S NEWSIES IS A HIT! OK, that headline is hardly new news, since this exuberantly retro show, now on a national tour, has been a continual sellout since its 2011 debut at New Jersey's Paper Mill P...
12 days ago | Stage
The set-up: Is there a viscerally more exciting American play than William Gibson's bio-drama The Miracle Worker (1959)? Are there better plays? Sure. But I can't think of any other that so catches the audience by the throat and wrings it dry, tha...
22 days ago | Stage
The set-up: The role of con man deluxe “Professor” Harold Hill, star of Meredith Willson's all-American musical The Music Man (1957), is one of the iconic roles in musical theater. So where was actor J. Anthony Crane? The execution: Testing his me...