In an age dominated by nonprofit theatre companies taking over Broadway houses —from Roundabout’s conquest of the Sondheim to Second Stage’s brand-spanking-new ownership of the Helen Hayes — the New Group should move into the Circle in the Square (once its current tenant, Once on this Island, closes).
This week, I mix in a few more personal observations along with my usual news recaps:
Back when I was but a wee theatre-loving lad growing up in San Diego (quite a good theatre city in its own right), I periodically shlepped up to Los Angeles for a few productions of interest every year.
There’s been a lot of recent theatre news fit to print responses to. You know what that means: Time for another theatre news roundup!
People, Places & Things will go down as one of this theatre season’s very best shows.
My main problem with criticism today, both formal and informal, can be summarized in the phrase: “the selfish audience.”