The Revue Guide to Dining and Drinking at a Distance

Written by Josh Veal and Revue staff | Monday, 16 March 2020 14:42 |

There’s an old saying, often attributed as an “ancient Chinese curse,” reserved for your worst enemies: May you live in interesting times.

Review: Despite everything, 'Lost in Yonkers' finds joy

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 13 March 2020 12:48 |

Neil Simon is one of the most prolific and enduring American playwrights, beloved for his nostalgia, humor and witty one-liners, even winning a Pulitzer in 1991 for “Lost in Yonkers,” arguably his finest work. Farmers Alley Theatre chose that finest work as their first foray in Neil Simon material, and it’s a wonder to behold.

The Itinerary, March 18-24

Written by Josh Veal and Revue staff | Monday, 16 March 2020 09:00 |

Let’s be honest: None of us know what’s going to happen in the weeks ahead.

Mo Pop 2020 Announces Lineup & New Location

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:28 |

One of Michigan's largest festivals is back, with a lineup of huge names and a new location announced for 2020.

In an unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, candy magnate Willy Wonka leads a group of wide-eyed children into the alarmingly named Pounding and Cutting Room. There, a machine slices fudge into small squares. A wire strainer serves to catch any children who might slip, preventing them from being similarly chopped up. “It always catches them,” he reassures the children. “At least it always has up to now.”

Review: GR Ballet's Jumpstart 2020 lets dancers spread their wings

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 09 March 2020 10:14 |

Jumpstart 2020 is an eclectic showcase of world premiere dances created and danced entirely by Grand Rapids Ballet dancers. It offers an eclectic mix of themes, moods, and styles, and the show is a hit among the company’s fans, judging by the spontaneous standing ovations opening night after several of the 10 pieces in this two-hour show.

The Itinerary: March 11-17

Written by Josh Veal and Revue staff | Monday, 09 March 2020 09:00 |

We may have lost a precious hour of sleep on Sunday, but at least the sun sets an hour later now, which just means more time to play outside!

Review: 'Race' is a rare play offering uncomfortably real conversations

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:20 |

At the beginning of David Mamet’s fascinating 2009 drama “Race,” a black lawyer poses a bold question to a potential client, a wealthy white man accused of raping a black woman.

The Itinerary: March 4-10

Written by Josh Veal and Revue staff | Monday, 02 March 2020 09:00 |

The week ahead is full of laughter, lizards and libations.

Review: 'Crowns' is a magnificent, rich celebration of endurance and expression

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 28 February 2020 16:40 |

The great American writer James Baldwin’s quote “Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you must do is put it on” is interpreted in a biblical light, an acknowledgement of the suffering people of color endure.

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