Michael V. Tueth, S.J., is emeritus professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York.
AN IRISH CATHOLIC THANKSGIVING. Sarah Steele, Arian Moayed and Jayne Houdyshell in "The Humans" (Photo: Joan Marcus).
Arts & Culture Theater
Michael V. TuethSeptember 26, 2016
Ms. Houdyshell presents women as complex persons with a charm that gets everyone’s attention.
A STAR IS REBORN. Brandon Victor Dixon and Audra McDonald in “Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” (photo: Julieta Cervantes).
Michael V. TuethJuly 11, 2016
'Shuffle Along' was the first musical to feature an all-black cast.
BOUND FOR ROME? Tennessee Williams, walking to a service for Dylan Thomas, 1953
Michael V. TuethMarch 16, 2016
The Catholic connections of Tennessee Williams
SEASICK. Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn" (CNS photo/Twentieth Century Fox).
Michael V. TuethFebruary 11, 2016
“Brooklyn” vividly portrays the extreme homesickness of a young woman in a strange land.
Michael V. TuethNovember 24, 2015
'Joy Ride,' by John Lahr
ALONE TOGETHER. Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in 'Room.'
Arts & Culture Film
Michael V. TuethNovember 23, 2015
What gives “Room” its originality and power is its vision of a mother and a child literally clinging together to each in a situation beyond our imagining.
In All Things
Michael V. TuethNovember 20, 2015
With so many contenders, which movies will enter the canon of holiday gems?
Robert Sella, Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick in 'Sylvia'
Michael V. TuethNovember 19, 2015
A beloved pet comes between man and wife in the show's Broadway revival
Meryl Streep as the Witch
Michael V. TuethJanuary 28, 2015
“Anything can happen in the woods,” sings Prince Charming in the lavish adaptation of the multi-award winning Broadway hit, Into the Woods. Many years ago, the venerable literary scholar Northrop Frye expressed the same opinion about the forest to which the Athenian lovers flee to escape
Michael V. TuethJanuary 28, 2015
One of the most delightful forms of satire occurs when theater makes fun of itself. Some of the classics of the type include such hits as “The Royal Family,” Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s parody of the Barrymore family, the reigning stars of Broadway at the time; Kaufman and