Monthly Archive for February, 2010

: February, 2010

Snow night at ‘Hair’ on Broadway

If you can make it into New York City tonight, you can the see the hit revival of “Hair”  at 8 p.m. for only $40. The producers announced this afternoon that all remaining tickets at the box office

The Leadville 100 — why do they do it?

You don’t have to be interested in mountain bike racing to enjoy the thrilling and beautifully shot documentary, “Race Across the Sky,” about last summer’s Leadville 100 competition in Colorado. This

Alex Berenson scores a knock-out

Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson blends fact and fiction so seamlessly in his new thriller, “The Midnight House” (Putnam), that you get the feeling you are learning how things really work

‘Eclectic Society’: Racism in 1963 Connecticut

The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia isn’t known for doing volatile new material — it has the world’s largest subscription audience (56,000) and tends to present solid, middle-of-the-road

The movie that changed everything — ‘Psycho’

Those who weren’t around when the Alfred Hitchcock picture, “Psycho,” opened in 1960 have no idea of the revolutionary impact it had on the movie business. Hitchcock put sex and violence front and

Jackie Collins: she is her own genre

 How’s this for an attention-grabbing opening?: “Belle Svetlana surveyed her nude image in a full-length mirror, readying herself for a thirty-thousand-dollar-an-hour sexual encounter with the

‘The Last New Yorker’: when cities change and people don’t

What a treat it is to see veteran character actor Dominic Chianese given the opportunity to carry the vibrant new independent film, “The Last New Yorker.” The collaboration between writer Adam Forgash

The best ‘Glass Menagerie’ of our time returns

The fantastic Gordon Edelstein staging of “The Glass Menagerie” at Long Wharf Theatre last season is being revisited in Manhattan starting March 5 at the Laura Pels Theatre where it is set to run

Are the 1930s the past and the future?

Just a few years ago, the gripping theater piece “Decade at a Glance” by Joan Evans would probably have felt harrowing but distant. After all, Evans uses the Great Depression era photos of Dorothea

‘Vicious Kind’: Men talking dirty with tears in their eyes

“The Vicious Kind” is another one of the dozens — hundreds? — of recent American independent films that barely qualifies as a “movie,” in the sense of something that gets seen in a significant number