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Monday Movie Musings: Why I Care About the Oscars

There are so many reasons to complain about the Oscars, but there’s one big reason you shouldn’t.

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March 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Oscars 2013: Post-Awards Wrap-Up

Top 2013 Oscar Moments: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks: Days 16 & 17

I’m thankful to have Michael John LaChiusa’s offbeat, discordant works in my theatre life.

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks: Days 14 & 15

For many years now, I’ve been referring to Christopher Plummer as my grandfather. But beyond my silly attempt at blood ties with the regal Canadian, he’s a truly great performer — and man of the theatre.

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks: Day 13

Sometimes (read: often) we’d go see awful shows on purpose. That’s what good theatre buddies do. And for that, I’m thankful.

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks: Day 12

Sometimes a performer comes along who has no musical theatre training and proceeds to kill it. Today, I’m thankful for those performers.

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks: Day 11

I don’t exactly wish our best playwrights to abandon the stage, but I’m thankful for Mr. Kushner’s sojourn in Hollywood.

November 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks 2012: Day 10

Dozens of friends and co-workers have offered me a place to stay while I waited out Sandy’s aftermath — and each one of those people? Well, they all work in the theatre. It’s a truly giving community.

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks 2012: Day 9

I’m thankful for inspired lighting designs that entirely transform the tone and meaning of a production — to orgasmic results.

November 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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