Tag Archives: Ben Brantley

Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Carole L. Haber Edition)

The hardworking staff has no idea who paid for this ad in yesterday’s New York Times, but it’s awfully sweet.     From her WestportNow obituary: In 1975, she played a key role in the founding of the talent agency, … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Picasso Everywhere! Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town for the weekend and, say, it was swell. (Not to mention All Pablo All the Time.) Here, in roughly chronological order, is some of what we caught. FRIDAY • Picasso & … Continue reading

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Glengarry Glen Roast

The latest revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s landmark update of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, finally held its press opening this week, and the reviews are decidedly mixed. The major Mixmaster? New York Times theater critic Ben … Continue reading

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Southie-Based ‘Good People’ Gets Good/Bad Reviews

The Missus and I saw David Lindsay-Abaire’s new play “Good People” in previews last month and loved it. As did New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley: Don’t make the mistake of thinking you understand Margaret Walsh from the get-go, … Continue reading

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Boston Theater Boffo At NYT

Swell New York Times review by Ben Brantley of  Massachusetts native Annie Baker’s The Shirley, Vt., Plays currently at  the Boston Center for the Arts. Lede: BOSTON — What you notice most about Shirley, Vt., is how quiet it can get. … Continue reading

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Seeing “Red”

The reviews for the Broadway production of “Red” –  which the Missus and I caught last month in previews – hit the New York dailies on Friday. The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout – a theater critic I persistently admire … Continue reading

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Reviews From the Bridge

The New York revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” which the Missus and I caught in previews, opened this week to rave reviews. Begin with New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley: I had wondered if “Bridge” … Continue reading

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