Time and tide

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

‘Show Boat,’ ‘Big Meal,’ ‘Empress’ movingly portray the full landscape of life ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Theater is a matter of life and death in North Texas this month — literally. At WaterTower Theatre, the entire life-cycle is at issue in The Big Meal, a tender, funny, painfully real portrait of a […]

Agent provocateur

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:25am

Super-agent Sue Mengers comes to life in the gossipy ‘I’ll Eat You Last’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com If your only exposure to Hollywood agents is Ari Gold from Entourage, and you thought that was a little over-played, well, you’ve never heard of Sue Mengers. She was an agent of the old-school variety […]

Holland ahead

Posted on 08 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

Emmy-winning actress Holland Taylor came out at 72, just as her career was at its peak. A look ahead for the woman who became Ann Richards ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The last few years have been a whirlwind of attention and acclaim for Holland Taylor — not so unusual for a starlet […]

A star is born

Posted on 07 Apr 2016 at 5:40pm

End of the Rainbow exudes desperation from every syllable, sweating out its forlornness like a marathon runner, and the anchor is Lutz’s magnificent portrayal.

What would Judy do?

Posted on 01 Apr 2016 at 8:06am

Janelle Lutz, one of North Texas’ best musical actresses, revisits the giant among all gay icons ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Janelle Lutz has no problem admitting that she’s one of those actresses who gets very, very nervous before any show opens … but especially this time. Even though she has played Judy […]

Dallas gay playwright wins American critics’ award for ‘Mississippi Goddamn’

Posted on 25 Mar 2016 at 6:30am

Dallas gay playwright Jonathan Norton wins American critics’ award for ‘Mississippi Goddamn’

Stage review: Keeping up with ‘The Joneses’

Posted on 25 Mar 2016 at 6:00am

Edward Albee’s seminal drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? pits two couples — one older and embattled, the other young and corruptible — in a game of psychological and sexual oneupmanship, contained in the rarefied world of intellectual academia. Will Eno’s play The Realistic Joneses — one of the Discovery Series productions in WaterTower Theatre’s black […]

ATTPAC announces 2016-17 B’way series

Posted on 21 Mar 2016 at 7:31pm

The Curious Incident, Book of Mormon and Finding Neverland among 2016-17 B’way series

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Light Up the Sky’

Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 1:02pm

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Light Up the Sky’

Magic Johnson?

Posted on 11 Mar 2016 at 6:15am

LBJ goes ‘All the Way,’ but DTC’s staging is a disappointing tragedy of errors It’s a tenet of criticism that you can only review the thing in front of you. The cake is stale, the piano is out of tune, the soprano has laryngitis? It doesn’t make any difference how well-intentioned the artists involved are […]