Stage and Cinema film and theatre reviews
 

Stage and Cinema publishes once a week  /  this issue:  Sunday, December 6, 2009

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picture - Up in the Airnow playing in select theaters

George Clooney is good, but
Vera Farmiga is the standout
in the film directed by Jason Reitman

Up in the Air

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Kevin Bowen

picture - Serious MoonlightActress Cheryl Hines of Curb Your Enthusiasm
discusses her directorial debut with
Adrienne Shelly's Serious Moonlight,
now playing in select theaters

roundtable discussion with
Cheryl Hines

+ a review of the film

Serious Moonlight

reported and reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by William Gooch

picture - In The Next Roomnow playing on Broadway

The Broadway debut of
playwright Sarah Ruhl

In The Next Room
or the vibrator play

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Theresa Diamond

picture - The New Electric Ballroomnow playing in Los Angeles

A new Irish voice makes its way in to
thrill (or confuse) American audiences

The New Electric Ballroom

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Harvey Perr

picture - Tiny Kushnerrecently played in Berkeley, California

Five short plays by Tony Kushner
that, mostly, aren't tiny enough

Tiny Kushner

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Harvey Perr



 

IF YOU LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
or if you will be there by December 13
then - sorry to be so harsh - but you're
just stupid if you miss Arias With A Twist

picture - Arias with a TwistWherever this exquisite show opens,
it is automatically the best
show in town.  Right now, it's
the best show in Los Angeles.

Joey Arias and Basil Twist's

Arias With A Twist

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Harvey Perr



 

VISITING NEW YORK CITY?
currently running shows
on Broadway and off
that were reviewed by Stage and Cinema

* = highly recommended by Stage and Cinema

The 39 Steps (John Topping)
ends January 10, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie (Cindy Pierre)
ends April 25, 2010

* The Emperor Jones (Cindy Pierre)
ends December 6 at the Irish Rep
reopens December 15 at the Soho Playhouse
ends January 31, 2010 at the Soho Playhouse

Finian's Rainbow (Harvey Perr)

Hair (Harvey Perr)

In The Heights (John Topping)

In The Next Room or the vibrator play (Theresa Diamond)

Love Child (Arielle Lipshaw)
ends January 3, 2010

Made in Heaven (Cindy Pierre)
ends January 3, 2010
NOTE FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES
MADE IN HEAVEN CLOSED EARLY ON DECEMBER 7 AND I NEGLECTED TO NOTE THAT

Memphis (William Gooch)

My Wonderful Day (Arielle Lipshaw)
ends December 13

Next to Normal (Harvey Perr)

DO NOT MISS!
Our Town (Harvey Perr)
ends January 31, 2010

* South Pacific (Harvey Perr)

The Starry Messenger (Cindy Pierre)
ends December 12

* Superior Donuts (Cindy Pierre)
ends January 3, 2010

The Toxic Avenger (John Topping)
ends January 3, 2010

* West Side Story (Harvey Perr)


 

Los Angeles Theater

 

DO NOT MISS!

* Arias with a Twist (Harvey Perr)
ends December 13


Baby It's You (John Topping)
extended to December 20

Equivocation (Harvey Perr)
ends December 20

Mary Poppins (John Topping)
ends February 7, 2010

The New Electric Ballroom (Harvey Perr)
ends December 6

No Man's Land (Harvey Perr)
ends December 19

* Oklahomo! (Harvey Perr)
ends December 19

Women Behind Bars (Harvey Perr)
ends December 20


 
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