TheaterMichael V. TuethJuly 11, 2016
'Shuffle Along' was the first musical to feature an all-black cast.
IdeasMichael V. TuethMarch 16, 2016
The Catholic connections of Tennessee Williams
FilmMichael V. TuethFebruary 11, 2016
“Brooklyn” vividly portrays the extreme homesickness of a young woman in a strange land.
Arts & Culture FilmMichael 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.
FilmMichael 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
TheaterMichael 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