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  • Kate Flying

    published August 3, 2005

    Earlier this summer she was a lesbian caterer; now she's the singing nun. For Kate Baldwin, the roles keep coming almost as fast as she can learn... More >>

  • Marketing the Corner

    published August 3, 2005

    For a man who spends his life running focus groups, Leo Spivak's personal life is alarmingly unfocused. He's been a distant son, and now his... More >>

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    published July 27, 2005

    Terence Rattigan's adroitly constructed Separate Tables demands your full attention. The evening is comprised of two one-act dramas... More >>

  • Dee-Lovely

    published July 20, 2005

    The best part about Dee Hoty's career is that the older she gets, the better her roles. After having just completed two years in Mamma... More >>

  • Peace Is Hell

    published July 20, 2005

    The Madwoman of Chaillot, Jean Giraudoux's magical allegory about good and evil, is one of the delights of world drama. It is as... More >>

  • New Girls in Town

    published July 13, 2005

    For two very different kinds of mothers, life is about to change in a big way. Except for the fact that each has borne three children, Filumena... More >>

  • Weapon of Mass Destruction

    published July 6, 2005

    After a beguiling season opener, Beauty and the Beast, it's back to business as usual at the Muny. Annie Get Your Gun, Irving... More >>

  • Living Large

    published July 6, 2005

    Back in 1974, when twenty-year-old Ken Page arrived in New York City hoping to make it big on Broadway, one of his first auditions was for... More >>

  • Gun Slinger

    published June 29, 2005

    On the Fourth of July, Brian d'Arcy James will make his Muny debut as sharp-shooting Frank Butler in the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get... More >>

  • Shoe Tunes

    published June 22, 2005

    The first thing about the Muny that impressed Lee Roy Reams was the heat. Thirty-four years ago, back in 1971, Reams was kicking up his... More >>

  • Prospero's Wheelie

    published June 15, 2005

    William Metzo was lucky. He found his passions early. In 1953, at age sixteen, he saw Marlon Brando in The Wild One. Metzo has been riding... More >>

  • The Unrightable Wrong

    published June 15, 2005

    The set design for the Stages St. Louis production of Man of La Mancha is formidable. This gloomy holding area for a... More >>

  • Bela!

    published June 8, 2005

    "Pull the string! Pull the string!" urges Bela Lugosi in his thick Romanian accent as he presides over Glen or Glenda, that memorably awful... More >>

  • Rough Magic

    published June 1, 2005

    There are all sorts of ways to test an actor's mettle; one of the most hazardous of those ways is to note how adroitly he can control his costume.... More >>

  • Comedy of Eras

    published May 25, 2005

    For those who tire of the same staid menu of retread musicals, May has offered some refreshing options. Earlier this month the Kirkwood Theatre... More >>

  • Sell Mel

    published May 18, 2005

    When a hit Broadway musical serves up rhymes like "Ritz" and "tits," "duke" and "puke," "fantastic" and "spastic," it can only mean one thing: The... More >>

  • Drivel, He Said

    published May 11, 2005

    The opening-night audience at Driving Miss Daisy had a terrific time. This crowd-pleasing, feel-good, subscription-renewing evening... More >>

  • Love's Labor

    published May 4, 2005

    Anyone with a love for theater has probably fantasized about starting one up. Directing plays and selling tickets: It sounds so glamorous! But how... More >>

  • Tangy Poona

    published April 27, 2005

    Gather around, boys and girls, it's storybook time. Once upon a time in the far-off kingdom of Do... Hold on. Is it Do, as in "by all means"?... More >>

  • Screw Ball

    published April 20, 2005

    What a stupendous theater week this is! Not only is the enthralling Big River on view at the Fox, but after a five-month hiatus following... More >>

  • Tell It Like It Was

    published April 13, 2005

    So you say you've never seen Seneca's Trojan Women on the stage? Don't feel bad. David R. Slavitt has never seen the 2,000-year-old... More >>

  • Pink Lady

    published April 13, 2005

    Opera theater has arrived a month early. Tennessee Williams' delightfully sensuous Rose Tattoo, which is enjoying a rare production... More >>

  • Diner for Two

    published April 6, 2005

    Suddenly it's 1987 again. That's the year in which the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods and Terrence McNally's... More >>

  • As Wacky as You Wanna Be

    published March 30, 2005

    The student cast at Washington University should not be daunted by the prospect of performing Into the Woods this weekend for... More >>

  • Scotch Risky

    published March 23, 2005

    Even before the play begins its hurly-burly descent into chaos, the Grandel Theatre stage is littered with enough bleached human skulls to warrant... More >>

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