Yvonne Korshak reviews Off-Broadway, Broadway, Film and Art

Tag: Andrei Belgrader

Tony Shalhoub as Willie and Brooke Adams as Winnie in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days at the Flea Theater

Review | Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days | Starring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub | Flea Theater

   … for the ages …

Brooke Adams as Winnie in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days

Making the best of it … Brooke Adams as Winnie. Photo Joan Marcus.

Brooke Adams’ Winnie is as great a tour de force as I’ve ever seen in theater.  As she speaks, what’s everyday for most of us becomes, for this poetically, physically, allegorically limited woman, heroic.   Adams is “on” most of the play, it’s a near monolog, but Tony Shalhoub as Willie balances her greatness, reduced in old age to strain against his set of physical limitations to save her.  Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub in Happy Days are breathtaking.

Review | Doctor Faustus | From Christopher Marlowe’s Play | Adapted by David Bridel & Andrei Belgrader | Starring Chris Noth | Classic Stage Company

A smart man makes a really bad bargain

Faustus makes his famous life and death deal with Lucifer that he will have lower-down devil Mephistopheles as his servant, to fulfill all his wishes, but he’s already been warned: Lucifer is Mephistopheles’ true master.  Ultimately not even a devil can serve two masters.

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