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Theatre news: Spacey as Darrow, Suchet as Lady Bracknell

By Ray Bennett Latest casting news in London’s West End includes Kevin Spacey’s return as Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison with Imelda Staunton in the transfer of “Gypsy” and David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey in ‘Inherit the Wind’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Director Trevor Nunn brings vividly to life a famous courtroom clash between two idealistic heavyweights in the Old Vic production of “Inherit the Wind,” with unforgettable performances by Kevin Spacey and David Troughton as the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ at The Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic is back on form with a sumptuous revival of what has become an Irish classic. Presented in the round beneath the branches of a vast dying tree, Brian Friel’s “Dancing at … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Richard Dreyfuss in ‘Complicit’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Government sanctioned torture and freedom of the press are topics of explosive dramatic potential but Joe Sutton’s new play “Complicit,” which has opened at the Old Vic, misses the opportunity. Richard Dreyfuss plays Benjamin Kritzer, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Pygmalion’ at the Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle were wrapped up in romance so convincingly in “My Fair Lady” that it’s bracing to rediscover that Bernard Shaw’s original play, “Pygmalion,” was so tart and biting. Directed by … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Spacey, Goldblum in ‘Speed the Plow’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Mamet’s 20-year-old play “Speed-the-Plow,” which uses the ruthless setting of a Hollywood studio to explore male chicanery and misogyny, looks fresh and scintillating in Matthew Warchus’ new Old Vic production starring Kevin Spacey and … Continue reading

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All about Alberto Iglesias in Almodovar’s film on stage

By Ray Bennett Kevin Spacey’s tenure as artistic director of London’s Old Vic continues apace with a marvelous stage version of “All About My Mother” running through Nov. 24. Not least of its many charms is the film’s beautiful original … 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: Kevin Spacey as ‘Richard II’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey brings his penetrating wit to the title role of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” at the Old Vic and helps director Trevor Nunn’s modern-dress production achieve a thoroughly modern relevance. Men in suits armed with … Continue reading

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