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THEATRE REVIEW: Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In Howard Davies’s suspenseful and moving production, Arthur Miller’s 1947 play “All My Sons,” which tells of a man who puts his own and his family’s well being above his responsibility to others, remains as … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Jeremy Irons in ‘Never So Good’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Jeremy Irons gives a masterful performance as an old-school politician grappling with a rapidly changing world in “Never So Good” at London’s National Theatre, but the play itself offers biography more than great drama. Irons … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Noel Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Noel Coward’s brittle and pathetic self-portrait of the matinee idol as the center of the universe is preserved more or less under glass in the National Theatre’s glossy new production. The play is set in … Continue reading

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Spacey’s ‘Moon for the Misbegotten’ glows on Broadway

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Old Vic’s triumphant production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Moon for the Misbegotten” has landed intact on Broadway with Kevin Spacey and Eve Best (pictured) and Colm Meaney starring under the direction of Howard Davies. Spacey’s … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Old Vic’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s 1947 drama “A Moon for the Misbegotten” is a powerful demonstration of how superlative acting – in this case by Kevin Spacey, Eve Best and Colm Meaney  – can elevate … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Period of Adjustment’ by Tennessee Williams

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Period of Adjustment” was a rare stab at comedy by Tennessee Williams but whatever humor there might be in the dialog is lost in the Almeida’s current revival, which depends on exaggerated Southern accents for … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Stephen Rea in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There are many things that need to be right in a production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and among the most essential, right off, is Cyrano’s nose. If we don’t buy the poet’s prominent proboscis, we … Continue reading

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