P.J. Griffith is preparing to master the Public Theater's stage in the new musical, based on the book by Edna Ferber about a wealthy Texas landowner. Griffith originated the role at the Dallas Theater Center earlier this year.
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Author Nathan Englander makes an auspicious playwriting debut with “The Twenty-Seventh Man,” at the Public Theater with Chip Zien, Ron Rifkin, Daniel Oreskes, and Byron Jennings.
At its best, “Giant,” Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa’s adaptation of Edna Ferber’s sweeping 1952 novel of Texas, at the Public Theater, is compelling musical theater.
The first four episodes of Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s marathon “Life and Times,” part of Under the Radar, turn an exercise in banality into the first great theatrical event of 2013.
“Detroit ’67,” Dominique Morisseau’s new play about the Detroit race riots that’s part of the Public Theater’s Public Lab program, is appealing but lacking in tension and conflict.
Presidential politics and personal conflicts are subtly and movingly examined by Richard Nelson in “Sorry,” the third play of the Apple family saga, at the Public Theater.
“Neva,” at the Public Theater, attempts to satirize the work and life of Anton Chekhov, but writer-director Guillermo Calderón’s dark, moody concept isn’t appropriate to the task.
Patton Oswalt at the Fake Gallery; “The Comedy of Errors” at Shakespeare in the Park; the La Jolla Playhouse production of “Tribes”; the centennial of the Rehearsal Club; and Sherie Rene Scott’s “Piece of Meat” are what we’re looking forward to this week.