Theater

(Play Review) ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Barrington Stage Company

Fiddler on the Roof Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield, Mass. Running through 7.14.12 Review by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – If the measure of a good production of Fiddler on the Roof is loyalty to the original, then Barrington Stage Company’s current production of this beloved, iconic, nearly perfect musical, running in Pittsfield through July 14,…

(Film Review) Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (at The BIFF)

Marina Abramovic at screening of ‘The Artist Is Present’ at the Mahaiwe for The BIFF Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Berkshire International Film Festival Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, Mass. Friday, June 1, 2012 by Seth Rogovoy The choice to screen Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present at the Berkshire International Film Festival…

(Theater Review) ‘Birthday Boy’ by Chris Newbound at Berkshire Theatre Festival

James Ludwig and Tara Franklin in 'Birthday Boy' (photo by Kevin Sprague)

BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP Birthday Boy by Chris Newbound Directed by Wes Grantom Through Oct 16, 2011 Word Premiere Review by Seth Rogovoy (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Birthday Boy, Williamstown playwright Chris Newbound’s fabulous new comic drama, is enjoying a stellar world premiere production in the Unicorn Theatre at Berkshire Theatre Festival Thursdays through Sundays through October…

(Theater Review) ‘The Memory of Water’ at Shakespeare & Company

Elizabeth Aspenlieder and Jason Asprey in 'The Memory of Water'

Corinna May as Mary in ‘Memory of Water’ SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre Runs through Sept 4, 2011   Review by Seth Rogovoy Photos by Kevin Sprague/Courtesy Shakespeare & Company   (LENOX, Mass., July 21, 2011) – Never in memory has such a collective of serio-comic…

A Poetic Pas de Deux from Taylor Mali and Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Taylor Mali (photo by Seth Rogovoy)

TRIPLEX CINEMA/NEW STAGE Taylor Mali Open Heart Perjury Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – At one point during his terrific, aptly titled one-man show, Open Heart Perjury, at the Triplex Cinema, spoken-word artist Taylor Mali riffed on the fact that a namesake of his in the Berkshires performs an annual…

(Theater Review) A Streetcar Named Desire at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Ana Reeder

Williamstown Theatre Festival A Streetcar Named Desire Nikos Stage June 22-July 3, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 23, 2011) – Every production of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire is haunted by the ghost of Elia Kazan’s film version starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. Wise are those…

(Theater Review) ‘Paris 1890s: Unlaced!’ at Ventfort Hall

Ventfort Hall Lenox, Mass. Paris 1890: Unlaced! Written by Juliane Hiam Directed by Sarah Taylor Starring Anne Undeland Runs Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 4, Sundays at 10 am (no performance Saturday, Aug. 29) through September 6, 2009 All tickets are $22; discounts available for groups of ten or more. For further…