Terrence McNally

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A high-flying Catch Me If You Can at PPAC

The subject and story of Catch Me If You Can sound like the flights of fancy that customarily keep musicals aloft, but it's propelled by an actual rascal and the unlikely high points of his actual career(s).
Man on the move
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 12, 2012

A high-flying Catch Me If You Can at PPAC

The assonant, guttural names of old Welsh and Scottish villages — Aberarder, Aberayron, Llangranog, Llangurig, Abergorlech — return often to the mouths of the characters in Brian Friel's Faith Healer .
Man on the move
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 06, 2012

Crist shines in 2nd Story’s Master Class

Self-centeredness, tunnel vision, career obsession — these are not traits that endear us to a person. Yet without them, as Terrence McNally's absorbing Master Class makes clear, Maria Callas would not have attained her ranking as a renowned opera diva
All the right notes
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 02, 2011

Review: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

What could be more heartwarming for the holidays than a couple of middle-aged losers getting naked?
Plus Mrs. Grinchley; Merrimack's Beasley; Stoneham's Pageant
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 10, 2010

Grin and bare it

I don't know what the entertainment high point of your summer has been so far, but if you didn't honeymoon in island breezes or win a lottery, have I got a contender for you.
Center Stage's rollicking The Full Monty
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2010

Clothes call

The musical version of The Full Monty comes across as bawdy and hilarious as intended in this version by Center Stage Productions.
A fully entertaining Monty
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 16, 2008


Dysfunction junction

A Delicate Balance  is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2008

Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007

3, 2, 1, Takeoff

Buffalo’s out-of-work steel workers aren’t feeling so hot lately.
Portland Players expose the community to new features
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 23, 2007

Spring stages

As we recover from turning the clocks ahead and making our day’s journey into night a bit longer, area stages are taking a cue from Mother Nature.
From hoofers to Mormons and more
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 13, 2007

Song and substance

The wheels of a dream are spinning New Repertory Theatre into a new era with its production of Ragtime .
Ragtime and Caroline, or Change
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2006