AndrewAndrew Insta-Review Bare, Dead Accounts and The Anarchist
Bare, now playing at New World Stages, has everything a high school sex romp rom-com needs to succeed: a slutty girl with a mysterious past, a hilariously perky student, a teacher who turns out to be a great cabaret performer in a drug-induced song and dance number staring the Virgin Mary... Thing is, it's actually about a secret gay romance and turns into a tragic drama instead. Find out above if we left feeling bi-curious for this revival!
Dead Accounts, now playing at The Music Box, has a lot to recommend it: the formidable comedic timing of Jayne Houdyshell, the frenetic energy of Norbert Leo Butz, and the star power of Katie Holmes -- not to mention the fact that the playwright Theresa Rebeck has been on a role recently, what with Seminar and Smash. With all this talent, is Dead Accounts a million dollar idea or was that not enough to keep it from being dead on arrival?
David Mamet's The Anarchist, now playing at The Golden Theatre, centers around a convict named Kathy (played by the legendary Patti LuPone) who, after thirty five years of incarceration for a politically motivated murder, attempts to persuade Anne (played by the accomplished Debrah Winger) to exonerate her. Does the Anarchist behave well enough to be released or should we lock it up and throw away the key?