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Archive for Terrence McNally

THE FULL MONTY at the Norris Theatre

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Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

While the material may be a bit questionable, the talent involved in this production is undeniable. This musical tells the story of average men who learn to love their physical selves and the special women who never stopped loving them. Its book, by Terrence McNally, hews to the 1997 film of the same name (written by Simon Beaufoy). McNally’s musical is set in Buffalo, N.Y., as that city’s steelworkers lose their jobs. Read more…

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Now running through Oct. 5.

Master Class, International City Theatre

Photo by Suzanne Mapes.

 

Master Class by Terrence McNally.

 

David C. Nichols – L.A. Times

It’s a softer-grained “Master Class” than usual in Long Beach, but just try to look away. Although more muted than some past editions, this adroit International City Theatre revival of Terrence McNally’s Tony-winning fantasia on Maria Callas’ life and art carries real immediacy and thematic point.   Read more…

 

 

Hoyt Hilsman – The Huffington Post

Gigi Bermingham, one of the leading lights of Los Angeles theater, gives a masterful performance in Terrence McNally’s challenging portrait of opera diva Maria Callas. With a strong supporting cast under the skilled direction of Todd Nielsen, Bermingham brings Callas to life – make that larger than life – fascinating flaws and all.  Read more…

 

 

Shirle Gottlieb – Gazette Newspapers

Leonard Bernstein referred to legendary soprano Maria Callas as “The Bible of opera.” Opera News still called her a “diva” and “La Divina” three decades after her death. And Terrence McNally received his fourth Tony Award for “Master Class,” a brilliant work about the last tortuous phase of Callas’ life.   Read more…