It’s time once more for the newsiest news in theatre and film from the past week:
So what I’m about to say could’ve easily remained within the confines of Twitter — which is where I originally posted it! — but I find it too interesting (did you enjoy that autofellatio?) not to provide it with the spotlight of its own piece.
Jim Parsons will star in the film adaptation of Mathew Lopez’s play The Legend of Georgia McBride, which played New York City’s MCC Theater in 2015 before being produced at countless regional theatres elsewhere.
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!
Criticizing the work of notoriously esoteric writer Mac Wellman for being too incomprehensible may sound like I’m missing the point entirely.
Critics almost always write about art; art is almost never about critics.
This season marks the inaugural year of Next Door at NYTW, an acronym that stands for New York Theatre Workshop. As the moniker suggests, this venerable off-Broadway institution recently opened another black-box theatre — where else — next door to their longtime hub in the East Village.
Write All Nite‘s 2018 New Year’s resolution: evaluate how marijuana is depicted in movies and theatre. For instance, I’ll praise portrayals that view smoking weed as a cognitive stimulant, and I’ll lambast those that regurgitate tired tropes about stoners. Light one up, baby!
And now, for some more double features:
Starting a review of the relentlessly fluffy The Greatest Showman with a topic as serious as authorial intent may be unexpected, but that’s kind of the point: