Herbert Paine

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BWW Review: Rub?n C. Gonz?lez Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USARub?n C. Gonz?lez Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USA
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: Love and Grace Fill the Spaces Of BROKEN MEMORIESBWW Review: Love and Grace Fill the Spaces Of BROKEN MEMORIES
Posted: Feb. 8, 2017


BWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American WestEVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American West
Posted: Feb. 16, 2017


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BWW Review: Young Talents Give LES MISERABLES A+ TreatmentBWW Review: Young Talents Give LES MISERABLES A+ Treatment
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016


BWW Review: DAVID SEDARIS Is America's Humorist LaureateBWW Review: DAVID SEDARIS Is America's Humorist Laureate
Posted: May. 2, 2016


BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICEBWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
March 28, 2017

If, perchance, you had never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you'd be none the worse for the delight you'd glean from Southwest Shakespeare Company's scintillating and brainy production of PRIDE@PREJUDICE, Daniel Elihu Kramer's clever modernization of the 1813 classic.

BWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is MesmerizingBWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is Mesmerizing
March 23, 2017

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's ALBATROSS, now on stage in an all too short run at the Herberger Theater Center, features the gripping and riveting performance of Benjamin Evett as The Mariner. Mr. Evett is a force of nature in a tempest-tossed odyssey that reveals timely truths about the interconnectedness of all things, the ties that bind man and nature, and the consequences of mindless action.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
March 22, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is rousing and colorful. A revival worth seeing.

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Hits The Bullseye!BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Hits The Bullseye!
March 17, 2017

I daresay that Phoenix Theatre's current production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the musical highlight of the 2016-2017 theatre season. It is vintage Michael Barnard, full directorial guns blazing with a keen eye for the best in top-notch craftsmanship and splendid theatricality. His stellar cast, featuring some of the most versatile song-and-dance performers in the Valley of the Sun is locked and loaded for a volley of high-powered performances in a series of spirited numbers that are guaranteed to create a perpetual smile.

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SONBWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SON
March 13, 2017

In the directorial hands of Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's current production of Nambi E Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's NATIVE SON offers an unnerving and intense portrayal of Bigger Thomas's downward spiral and the price inflicted on the soul by racism.

BWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is EpicBWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is Epic
March 6, 2017

How momentous it is that an opera as monumental and well-crafted as Craig Bohmler's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE can now lay claim to a rightful place in the canon of works about the American West. In its World Premiere, as part of Arizona Opera's Arizona Bold Initiative, RIDERS is literally and figuratively blazing new trails, demonstrating the relevance and value of the age old genre in a dynamic and memorable production.

BWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCHBWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCH
March 6, 2017

Theatre Artists Studio's Carol McLeod has created a taut and well-paced interpretation of STOREFRONT CHURCH. Her cast delivers the goods, balancing wit and intensity to produce a provocative reflection on the limits of morality. The show runs through March 12th.

BWW Review: Rubén C. González Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USA
February 17, 2017

Ruben C. Gonzalez delivers a rock solid and emotionally potent performance in LA ESQUINITA, USA, his metaphor for neighborhoods that time and economy forgot, where the streets are now boulevards of broken dreams, and where hope is replaced by ennui and meth. (Arizona Theatre Company, in co-production with El Teatro Campesino, is presenting the Arizona premiere of his one-man/twelve character opus through February 26th at the Herberger Theater Center.)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American WestBWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American West
February 16, 2017

Doug Morrione's EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE is a beautifully crafted chronicle of four individuals whose personalities and perspectives define the American West. The film is one of the selected features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th.

BWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic ManBWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic Man
February 15, 2017

GOOD FORTUNE, Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell's bio-doc is an uplifting tribute to the humanity and philanthropy of John Paul DeJoria and a case for how accumulated wealth can be used to build a better world. GOOD FORTUNE is one of the featured films at the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th.

BWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents PERMANENT COLLECTIONBWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents PERMANENT COLLECTION
February 13, 2017

Artistic discrimination is the metaphor for racial discrimination in Thomas Gibbons' hard-hitting PERMANENT COLLECTION, the second work of his race trilogy, now on stage at iTheatre Collaborative. Charles St. Clair wields his directorial brush with an acute sense of the layers of meaning in Gibbons' script and the tempo required to draw out the colors and textures of each character's emotions. His actors follow suit with the requisite shades of mood and intensity.

BWW Review: BORN TO REWILD Is A Majestic And Meaningful Call To Preserve The WildBWW Review: BORN TO REWILD Is A Majestic And Meaningful Call To Preserve The Wild
February 13, 2017

Ed George and Bryan Reinhart's BORN TO REWILD chronicles the remarkable journey ~ TrekWest ~ of John Davis along the Continental Divide to promote wildlife corridors and the recovery of missing species. A beautifully conceived and impactful film!

BWW Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Is A Bold And Searing Decoding of America's Racial DivideBWW Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Is A Bold And Searing Decoding of America's Racial Divide
February 10, 2017

James Baldwin spoke truths about the racial divide in America with an economy of language, a piercing intensity, an indisputable authority, and an authenticity that is sorely absent in today's discussions. Thanks to Raoul Peck, that gap has been filled by one of the most important documentaries of our time, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, which has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for the 89th Academy Awards and will be screened at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, which runs from February 18th through the 26th.

BWW Review: Love and Grace Fill the Spaces Of BROKEN MEMORIESBWW Review: Love and Grace Fill the Spaces Of BROKEN MEMORIES
February 8, 2017

BROKEN MEMORIES, an independent film based on a story by Frankie Lauderdale and directed by Michael Worth, is a poignant portrait of a man and his son navigating the transition to Alzheimer's. Backed by a strong cast, featuring Rance Howard, stunning visuals by Russell Bell, and the music of David Williams, the film will be featured at the February 2017 Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Phoenix Theater Presents BASKERVILLEBWW Review: Phoenix Theater Presents BASKERVILLE
February 1, 2017

If you love a freewheeling fast-paced farce, you'll enjoy BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, now tearing up the stage at Phoenix Theatre with twists, turns, and detours that transform Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles into a howl and a hoot.

BWW Review: Audra McDonald Reigns Celestial At Scottsdale Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Review: Audra McDonald Reigns Celestial At Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
January 30, 2017

In a wondrous display of vocal eloquence and personal charm, AUDRA MCDONALD kindled the fire of adulation among the 853 fans who occupied the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. (Saturday, January 28th). Stopping by Scottsdale on her national tour, Ms. McDonald demonstrated why she stands as one of the select iconic voices of Broadway, let alone as a highly versatile performing artist. With an unprecedented six Tony Awards under her belt plus the recent SAG nomination for her role as Billie Holliday, she delivered a full throttle performance of tunes by both famous and up-and-coming songwriters.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company's HAMLET Breaks The Mold ~ A Unique and Imaginative Interpretation!BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company's HAMLET Breaks The Mold ~ A Unique and Imaginative Interpretation!
January 24, 2017

William Wilson delivers an electrifying portrayal of the aggrieved prince that gives depth, weight and nuance to Southwest Shakespeare Company's extraordinary production of HAMLET, directed by David Barker.

BWW Review: Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder in BAKERSFIELD MISTBWW Review: Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder in BAKERSFIELD MIST
January 20, 2017

BAKERSFIELD MIST, Stephen Sachs's adaptation of the true story of Teri Horton's quest to authenticate a Jackson Pollock painting, is the featured offering at Theatre Artists Studio in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Jaw-Dropping Hocus Pocus Is The Focus Of THE ILLUSIONISTSBWW Review: Jaw-Dropping Hocus Pocus Is The Focus Of THE ILLUSIONISTS
January 18, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS, a stunning showcase of magical artistry and theatricality, is a breathtaking and totally fun experience, well worth the suspension of belief and reason, now onstage at ASU Gammage and continuing through January 22nd after which the tour moves on to California and Oregon.

BWW Review: Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov To AZ Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Review: Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov To AZ Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
January 16, 2017

David Ira Goldstein, in his 25th and final year as Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, has mounted an intensely human and deeply moving production of FIDDLER that is exemplary both in its distinctive portrayal of characters and place and its magnificent stagecraft (Kathryn Van Meter's spirited choreography, William Forrester's exquisite scenic design, and Cynthia Savage's brilliant costumery).



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