AMERICAN ARTS

Vol. 13, No. 3,185 - The American Reporter - June 15, 2007



Opening Night
IT'S NOT YOUR OLD MAN'S SODAM AND BEGORRAH
By T.S Kerrigan

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"An Irish Girl's Journey." Written by Marian Tomas Griffin. Directed by Margaret O'Carroll. Starring Marian Tomas Griffin. Los Angeles. The Celtic Arts Centre, 4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Fri-Sat, 8 Running Time: 2 hours. $30. 818-784-3805. Through August 22.

His & Her Reviews
HIS REVIEW: 'AFTER THE FALL' IS FICTIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Larry Bridwell

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"After the Fall." Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Michael Mayer. Starring Peter Krause, Carla Gugino, Jessica Hecht, Vivienne Benesch, Candy Buckley, Roxanna Hope, Kathleen McNenny Dan Zizkie, Mark Nelson, Jonathan Walker. Set by Richard Hoover. Costumes by Michael Krass. Lighting by Donald Holder. Sound by Dan Moses Schreier. New York: Roundabout Theater Company, 227 West 42nd Street. Tue-Sat 8, Sat & Sun 2. Running Time: 2 hrs. $46.25 - $86.25. 212-719-1300. Through September 12, 2004. Web page at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org.


Archetypal sex goddess meets New York intellectual.
Photos: Joan Marcus

His & Her Reviews
HER REVIEW: 'AFTER THE FALL' A RANT AGAINST WOMEN
by Lucy Komisar

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"After The Fall." Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Michael Mayer. Starring Peter Krause, Carla Gugino, Jessica Hecht, Vivienne Benesch, Candy Buckley, Roxanna Hope, Kathleen McNenny Dan Zizkie, Mark Nelson, Jonathan Walker. Set by Richard Hoover. Costumes by Michael Krass. Lighting by Donald Holder. Sound by Dan Moses Schreier. New York: Roundabout Theatre Company, 227 West 42 Street. Tues-Sat 8, Wed, Sat & Sun 2. Running time: 2 hrs. $46.25-$86.25. 212-719-1300. Through Sept. 12, 2004. Web page at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org.


Miller's memoir of Marilyn is egregiously kvetchy.
Photos: Joan Marcus

'ECHOES OF THE WAR': WHEN PATRIOTISM MEANT GIVING UP SONS
by Lucy Komisar

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"Echoes of the War." Written by J.M. Barrie. Directed by Eleanor Reissa. Starring Frances Sternhagen, Richard Easton, Mary Ellen Ashley, Anne-Marie Cusson, Aaron Krohn, Katherine McGrath, Pat Nesbit, Gareth Saxe, Jenny Strassberg. Sets by Vicki R. Davis. Costumes by Debra Stein. Lighting by Traci Klainer. Sound by Bruce Ellman. Tue-Thu 7, Fri-Sat 8, Sat-Sun 2. Through August 29, 2004. $45. 212-315-0231. Web page at http://www.minttheater.org.


Two plays about the home front by the author of "Peter Pan."
Photos: Richard Termine

'ASSASSINS:' STUNNING KALEIDOSCOPE OF HISTORY'S KILLERS
by Lucy Komisar

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"Assassins." Book by John Weidman. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Joe Mantello. Musical staging by Jonathan Butterell. Musical direction by Paul Gemignani. Starring Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn, Dennis O'Hare. Set by Robert Brill. Costumes by Susan Hilferty. Lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhower. Sound by Dan Moses Schreier. New York: Roundabout Theatre Company at Studio 54, 254 W. 54 St. Tue-Sat 8, Wed, Sat & Sun 2. $36.25-$91.25. 212-719-1300. Through July 18, 2004. Website at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org.


Why does the show reduce motivations to psychology and discount politics?
Photo: Joan Marcus

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