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Author: Mark Dundas Wood


 Mark Dundas has 89 articles

Theater Review

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Tennessee Williams’s 1969 one-act (two scene) play, is such a dark, bitter work that it would seem wrong to call seeing it a “rare treat.” But the current production (at the tiny 292 Theatre in the East Village) will be a …Read more


Risa Finkel drives a mean welcome wagon. For her recent show at Pangea, “Moment to Moment,” the singer assembled a program with a smart balance of humor and seriousness. She displayed a warm and pleasant singing voice, as well. But Finkel had somethi …Read more


The musical revue is a durable genre—and why shouldn’t it be? A link of sorts between a standard cabaret show and a musical play, the revue is a straightforward way of showcasing the work of emerging songwriters as well as of performers. The careers …Read more

Theater Review

A decade or so from now—if books still exist—some publisher may release an anthology: Essential Plays from the Trump Era. God knows what the future’s passionate and witty playwrights will create from whatever slouches its way out of D.C. in the next …Read more


Every couple of years, a new live-action American movie musical is released, and certain people go a little nuts, hoping against hope that the genre is at last making a true and lasting comeback. In 2016, of course, that film was the snazzy and elabo …Read more