Search filters possibly?
MORE

Search Results for "Ben Brantley"

Article

The Parent Trap

3 years ago by Susan Froyd
Curious Theatre artistic director Chip Walton first saw the Tony Award-sweeping hit God of Carnage -- starring Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini and Hope Davis -- on Broadway a few years ago, and was immediately inspired by its sharp satire. Think of it as a contemporary Who's Afraid...
Article

Review + photos: The Book of Mormon is a godsend!

4 years ago by Juliet Wittman
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves holding tickets...
Article

Enter Stage Right

5 years ago by Juliet Wittman
It's hard to imagine how you'd turn Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility into a musical, but a couple of artists have done it, and the result will be read at the Denver Center's New Play Summit, today through Sunday, along with two other new plays. The musical will be directed...
Article

Debate points: The Pride gets a free discussion panel tonight

5 years ago by Jef Otte
Solve one set of problems, get another. That's the central theme of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride, now playing at the Paragon Theatre, which takes a look at the relationships of three characters transposed onto different eras: In 1958, Oliver, Philip and Sylvia struggle as the two men, one closeted...
Article

Wendy Ishii mines the hard truths in Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking

3 years ago by Juliet Wittman
Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. We anticipate (we know) that someone close to us could die, but we do not look beyond the few days or weeks that immediately follow such an imagined death. We misconstrue the nature of even...
Article

The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

2 years ago by Backbeat
Red Rocks' season is in full swing, with Global Dub Festival tonight and country star Brantley Gilbert on Sunday. In between, you can catch Will Hoge at Grizzly Rose, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Cervantes' and, of course, the dude who wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." He's playing the Boulder Theater...
Article

Little Mermaid: Stink or Swim!

9 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
During its Denver tryout, The Little Mermaid was awash in criticism, including this review from Westword’s Juliet Wittman that should have sent it to the bottom of the ocean. Now the show’s opened on Broadway, and judging from a January 11 piece in the Wall Street Journal, the New York...
Article

The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them

3 years ago by Chris Klimek
Recently, Anne Washburn's astonishing Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play wrapped up a sold-out run at Playwrights Horizons in New York. I saw the show's world premiere in June 2012 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where I write about theater. It was one of the most imaginative and...
Article

The Book of Mormon really is that good

4 years ago by Juliet Wittman
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves holding tickets...
Article

Does the Colorado Shakespeare Festival deserve a second act?

3 years ago by Juliet Wittman
Under the watchful eye of director Geoffrey Kent, a rehearsal for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream gets under way at the Charlotte York Irey Dance Studios on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado. Shakespeare's "rude mechanicals," the working stiffs hired to put on a performance...

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >