Theatre Matters

Contemplations on the dramatic arts from a national perspective


Steven Oxman has contributed to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, American Theatre, Stagebill, and, most frequently, Variety, for which he has written over 300 television and theatre reviews.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Souvenir review

I've been in New York since this past Friday. Saw the play "Souvenir" Saturday night to review for "Variety." It was actually a tough review to write, since it had serious extremes of strengths and weaknesses. Judy Kaye plays Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in history -- it's based on the true story of her strange stardom. Kaye is wonderful, but the other actor in the two-person play, Jack Lee, is a musician and not an actor. Seeing a brilliant performance next to a terrible one is a rather strange experience.

Anyway, you can read the review here.