Based on the book Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola, Roundabout Theater’s stage production, starring Kiera Knightly, is not quite as good as it could have been. The basic plot line of Thérèse Raquin is enthralling. Therese Raquin is a young woman born to a seafaring father and Algerian chieftain’s daughter, but raised by her father’s prim sister alongside a sickly boy cousin. She is made to marry him when she turns 21, and it is a loveless, stifling marriage. Thérèse yearns to be free. Thérèse, her husband-cousin, Camille, and her aunt, move from their small French

Friends, advertising really does work. After seeing an ad that was full of gushing reviews for Fool for Love, I quickly bought my ticket. It was, much to my disappointment, a bit overrated. Note: Spoilers ahead! If you are not familiar with this revival of Fool for Love (written in 1983) and don’t want the plot ruined, don’t read the next paragraph and skip to the very end. Eddie and May have had an on-again, off-again relationship for fifteen years. They met in high school and are now in their 30s. Eddie,

“My name is Barry Allen. And I am the fastest man alive. When I was a child I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me. And one day, I’ll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am the Flash.” — Barry Allen After hearing Barry Allen’s

Y’all, PBS knows how to throw a party. This was just one of my many take-aways last night at the PBS-hosted celebration of one of the most beloved shows on television… Downton Abbey. Fans gathered last night at midtown’s Hudson Theater to get a special sneak-peek at the very last season premiere (which airs on PBS on January 3rd at 9/8 p.m.) and participate in a Q&A with some of the cast. Despite the famously formal feel of the wildly popular series, the mood last night at the Hudson was decidedly less formal and more

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