Twice a month, critics Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of The Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.
Except this week there’s only two. Terry is out because of family issues, and it is up to Elisabeth and Peter to hold down the aisle. But they have help! This week’s guest is performer Amanda Duarte, who talks about her upcoming show at Joe’s Pub, Staying Alive, where she reinvents Bee Gees songs (on Sept. 21). She talks about her controversial article for Time Out New York about theatre etiquette and how laughing loudly at a show is okay but smacking gum is not.
Then the critics discuss shows they’ve seen recently that they’ve liked, or not: Red Emma and the Mad Monk playing Off-Off Broadway in New York City (love), Pretty Woman on Broadway (HATE), and Straight White Men on Broadway (it sticks in your head).