Posts tagged "patti lupone"

Steven's Theatre Etiquette for Dummies (or "Madam, would you KINDLY shut your trap?")

Steven's Theatre Etiquette for Dummies (or "Madam, would you KINDLY shut your trap?")
Imagine you’re at the movies: silence reigns supreme while you watch the new Tyler Perry epic, only to hear the person next unwrapping their Sugar Daddy with volume equitable to the H-Bomb going off? Have you been trying to watch the latest revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf with Jennifer Lawrence and Lin-Manuel Miranda... Read more »

Steven's Movie Reviews: Robert De Niro in The Comedian (2017)

Steven's Movie Reviews: Robert De Niro in The Comedian (2017)
Can we all just agree that so-called “career” critics are all enormous douchebags? For weeks upon weeks, leading up to the premiere of The Comedian, I heard nothing but derision and contempt for the movie, saying that for a movie with the word Comedian in the name, there weren’t enough laughs to fill a two-hour... Read more »

Steven Shares Music (Week 2): "Overture" from Gypsy

Steven Shares Music (Week 2): "Overture" from Gypsy
“Curtain up, light the lights, we got nothin’ to hit but the heights!” Gypsy: A Musical Fable is widely considered the most perfect musical of all time, boasting over five new productions on Broadway since its premiere in 1959. The story of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing mother Rose is one of... Read more »
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Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'
Indulge me in a quick flashback: When I was about four or five years old, I was browsing the costume shack at Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm in West Chicago. The year was approximately 1995, many years before the current acceptance of a person’s free will in defining their gender. I bounded excitedly towards an exquisite... Read more »

Theatre Analysis: The evolution of War Paint at The Goodman Theatre from first preview to closing night (Part One, Preview 6/28)

(Disclaimer: This analysis is of the opening night of preview performances. The show is still being rehearsed and tweaked and the changes suggested here are my own simple observations. The final critical word will be said on the true opening night. I will be seeing the show the night it closes as a finale to... Read more »