Pardon my absence, but I’ve been grappling with a combination of technical problems, personal distractions, and a flood of back-to-back openings on and off Broadway, and I simply haven’t had time to post on this blog for the last three weeks. I’m glad to be back!
Here are links to the pieces I’ve published in The Wall Street Journal since my last posting:• I reviewed a superb streaming webcast of A Phoenix Too Frequent, Christopher Fry’s rarely produced three-character verse play, directed by Keira Froom and performed by Wisconsin’s American Players Theatre. To read what I wrote, go here. • I wrote an all-flags-flying rave of Bedlam’s new off-Broadway stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, directed by Eric Tucker. Read all about it here. • I wrote with identical enthusiasm about the Broadway transfer of Lackawanna Blues, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s one-man autobiographical play, but didn’t think much of Six, a new concert-style pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII. My review is here.