‘Ann,’ frankly

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Linda Leonard transforms into the  firebrand guv The current production of Ann, about firebrand Texas Gov. Ann Richards, begins with the actual video of her infamous keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Then actress Linda Leonard walks onstage to take over, and I’ll be damned if there aren’t several moments (especially if you […]

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:55am

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

A bard day’s night

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:30am

A fictitious history of the musical … and a classic that mastered the form   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The Dallas Theater Center and Robin Hood aren’t the only locals traipsing through the Middle Ages with musical abandon. Over at the Winspear, the national tour of Something Rotten! frolics across the Renaissance […]

‘Hood’ winking

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

How partners-in-life Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn became partners-in-crime by bringing Robin Hood to life in DTC’s world-premiere musical     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Douglas Carter Beane smiles broadly as he walks into the rehearsal space at the Wyly Theatre, probably looking more upbeat than he has a right to. The […]

Bette than ever

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

Morgana Shaw embodies a  movie icon; plus a riotous, ‘Endless Love’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The flinty glow from a Marlboro Menthol is the only illumination, then shards of lightning briefly frame the figure. Our glimpses are glancing, but definitive: The silhouette, the bangs, the pursed lips, the hat — that […]

For the love of ‘Rotten’

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

Out actor Blake Hammond camps his way through the Middle Ages At age 53, Fort Worth native Blake Hammond has made a career on stage and screen, dividing his work between a long list of television and theater roles. He’s one of the lucky one who — after years of hard work and risk-taking – […]

Girls, they run the world

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

In a post-Trump age, feminist theater makes a strong comeback — in North Texas, at least — with a trio of current productions   In 1998, local theater artists Pam Myers-Morgan and Linda Marie Ford discovered an astonishing fact: that while 50 percent of the plays published that year were written by women, they represented […]

‘Wind’ blown

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The classic play of science vs. religion deserves a better production than the one at the Kalita Humphreys Theater   Inherit the Wind is one of those works — The Great Gatsby is another — that, for 30 years now, I have read, and reread, and reread again, at irregular intervals, just to remind myself […]

Into the woods… and out of the closet

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:30am

Into the Woods isn’t the only place you can get a fresh look at Little Red Riding Hood this week. Playwright Ben Schroth is contributing his own revisionist version with the staged reading of his latest play, Little Red, which will be performed May 19, 25 and 27 at the Bath House Cultural Center as […]

Theater in the age of alternative facts

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:15am

Just honored with the regional theater Tony Award, DTC’s Kevin Moriarty takes on the classic play ‘Inherit the Wind’ in an era of fake news   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor On Sunday, June 11, a lot of producers, actors, directors and designers will be sitting in Radio City Music Hall, waiting on tenterhooks […]