Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Tri-State Print

New York Times

Horse Can’t Head Into the Sunset in Sam Shepard’s New West
Sam Shepard’s new play is a disappointingly arid lament for America’s lost ideals and despoiled frontiers.

In a Life Without Role Models, an Actor Finds a Lot of Roles
It’s hard not to love 1970s funk and soul, and Don Reed effectively conjures the music and the era in this autobiographical one-man comedy.

Arts, Briefly: Whoopi to Join ‘Xanadu’
Whoopi Goldberg has signed on for the role of Calliope in the Broadway musical “Xanadu.”

Arts, Briefly: ‘Waiting for Godot,’ but Not for Long
A revival of Samuel Beckett’s classic play “Waiting for Godot” will arrive on Broadway in 2009, Playbill.com reported.

Arts, Briefly: Lincoln Center Theater Announces New Season
A new play by Noah Haidle will open the 2008-9 season of Lincoln Center Theater.

Arts, Briefly: Footnotes
"Buffalo Gal” by A. R. Gurney

New York Daily News

Whoopi's returning to Broadway
Oh my goddess - Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway. "The View" co-host announced Monday on the all-girl gabfest that she's joining the cast of "Xanadu" at the Helen Hayes Theatre.


'Bette and Boo' shines
"I don't think God punishes people for specific things," Christopher Durang existentially muses in "The Marriage of Bette and Boo." "I think he punishes people in general, for no reason."

New York Post

Not just horseplay
There are moments during Sam Shepard's new play when the title feels all too apt. A slight one-act, virtually a monologue, about a New York art dealer stuck in the middle of the desert when his ride keels over...

New York Sun

Sam Shepard's Horseplay

New York Sun

And the horse he rode in on
Sam Shepard's "Kicking a Dead Horse," which opened last night at the Public Theatre, proves to be an all-too-literal reflection of its title.

Hartford Courant

Durang's Comedy 'The Marriage Of Bette And Boo' Ends With Sadness

Good Ride, But A Bit Repetitious
'Kicking a Dead Horse'


How the West was fun
Theater Project slings guns and satire in 'Purple Sage'

'Dead Horse' takes a beaten path
A sad, unsatisfy ing new play by Sam Shepard, "Kicking a Dead Horse" reflects the futility of its title all too well.

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