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Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

8 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Imagine Andrew Jackson (yes, that Andrew Jackson) as an emo rock star. Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson does just that. George Brock, artistic director for Generations: A Theatre Company, tells us, “It being an election year, we thought we’d do plays about America. We did Our Town, and we thought we’d...

Generations Theatre's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: A Take-No-Prisoners Production

8 years ago by Jim Tommaney
The setup: The award-winning rock musical that was a New York downtown sensation but fared less well with B'way audiences is given its Houston premiere in a rousing take-no-prisoners production by Generations Theatre that captures the raw vitality of our seventh president. The execution: Jackson is portrayed by Kregg Dailey...

Capsule Stage Reviews: Avenue Q, Black Coffee, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Dog Act, Life Could Be a Dream, The Lion King, Tamarie Cooper's DOOMSDAY REVUE (the greatest musical ever)

8 years ago by Adam Castaneda
Avenue Q This 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical works well in the intimacy of the Country Playhouse because the show isn't about the pomp and circumstance of most Broadway shows. It's about real life and the full-bodied characters that make up that reality. And it's about laughing. Hard...

Capsule Stage Reviews: Beehive, Black Coffee, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Lion King, Tamarie Cooper's DOOMSDAY REVUE (the greatest musical ever), Travelsty

8 years ago by D. L. Groover
Beehive From bubble gum to Southern Comfort, the women of '60s pop had a radical musical transformation. Whether their music exactly mirrored those changing times as easily as Beehive's creator Larry Gallagher would like us to think is another matter, and, anyway, we really shouldn't be thinking such deep thoughts...

Sweeney Todd: The Many Local Faces of That Bloody Barber

7 years ago by JIM J.TOMMANEY
The original 1979 production of Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, ran in Broadway's largest theater, seating almost 2,000, for 576 performances, and garnered eight Tony awards. It had two national tours, and is sometimes performed by opera companies — Houston's own Grand Opera...

Evaluating the Houston Texans' 2020 Opponents

3 days ago by Sean Pendergast
Man, it's been a quite a week in Houston, starting with the Texans catastrophic collapse against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday, and continuing with the firings of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. It's been a week unlike any I've experienced in my 13 years...

A Stunning Puzzle Awaits In Samuel Beckett's Ladies Night

9 days ago by Jessica Goldman
It's overwhelmingly tempting for any critic, when writing about a production of Samuel Beckett works, to begin a review by penning paragraph after paragraph on the brilliance of the man, the work he accomplished and why you must pay reverence. Beckett is, after all, the English-language grandfather of anti-realist theater...

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Get the Weekend Rolling with Lobster

16 days ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings: Lobster Friday at Bernie's Burger Bus Friday, 11 a.m. until sold out 5407 Bellaire, 2643 Commercial Center, 2200 Yale, 6324 Highway 6 The first Friday of the month means it’s time to skip the burgers in lieu of lobster at Bernie’s...

NFL Playoffs, Wild Card Round: This Weekend's Best Bets

16 days ago by Sean Pendergast
We've had 17 weeks of regular season NFL action, and the entire body of work is now in the books. It's onto playoff time, where hopefully, my four months of mediocrity turn into something special. Something that can pay off all of these damn shopping bills from December, and help...

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