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.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

A Great Conversation at Isaac's

I am really, really impressed with the insightful conversation over on Isaac’s blog. Check out his entry on Charles Isherwood’s playful review of the play “Indoor/Outdoor,” but make sure to read the comments. It’s probably the smartest, most accurate discussion of reviewing theatre I’ve read.

I’ve just posted a long comment, so go check it out.

I’ve been neglecting my blog mostly because I’ve been reviewing so much. Here are links to some recent reviews of mine for “Variety.” Warning: It's been a tough few weeks for L.A. theatregoing....

Dr. Dolittle: Tommy Tune re-works a failed touring show.

Hitchcock Blonde: American premiere of an English play about the filmmaker's penchant for blondes

The Cherry Orchard: With Annette Bening and Alfred Molina.

The Times They Are A-Changin': Twyla Tharp's follow-up to "Movin' Out," to the music of Bob Dylan

Rock of Ages: a jukebox musical for those who adore 80s music

The Importance of Being Earnest: Sir Peter Hall directs Lynne Redgrave as Lady Bracknell