All stories by Rosalind Lacy on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Abduction from the Seraglio by Rosalind Lacy

Many operas lose their voluptuous richness when they’re flattened into modern translation and costume. Not so with this sumptuous In Series update. Librettist Bari Biern closely knits …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:48AM
Friday, August 9, 2013

Hispanic theatre’s most outstanding productions and performances, 2012-2013 season by Rosalind Lacy

What crosses my mind when I think back over the 2012-2013 Hispanic theatre season? Never lose sight of the impossible dream. Never, under the direst of circumstances, give up. Stay faithful …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:05AM
Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Series’ season closer Love and Money, a double thrill by Rosalind Lacy

Three cheers for an invigorating collaboration. The In Series Opera Company, that constantly reinvents itself, closes its 30th season with an extraordinary Pocket Opera Double Bill: Love and…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:20AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gentlemen’s Club (Love Torn) by Rosalind Lacy

On a dimly lit stage, a sensually twisted, abstract sculpture is anchored to a pedestal and spotlighted in red. From overhead speakers comes a voice: “Can you hear me?” The quest…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:38AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story by Rosalind Lacy

Baseball hero Roberto Clemente was once quoted saying: “If you have the chance to make things better for people coming behind you and you don’t, you are wasting your time on eart…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:29PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cabaret Latino at Source by Rosalind Lacy

Who needs cherry blossoms when you have baritone/tenor José Sacín’s voice in full bloom? Fern-like, tropical trees line the Source Theatre’s audience entrance to invite us into…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:59AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Writer/director Luis Caballero on his Roberto Clemente musical about to open at GALA by Rosalind Lacy

- Luis Caballero arrives, wearing a wool scarf coiled around his neck. The morning, April 3rd, was unseasonably cold. He is wired with energy for our interview in the chilly, white-walled ba…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:24AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Adventures of Don Quixote of La Mancha by Rosalind Lacy

The Broadway musical Man of La Mancha gave us the timeless song about dreaming the impossible dream.Argentine playwright Patricia Suarez’ play for kids, based on the satiric novel by M…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:07AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

La Casa De Los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits) by Rosalind Lacy

Throughout The House of the Spirits/La Casa de los Espiritus, I sat leaning forward, agog in the spell of Caridad Svich’s powerful, multi-layered play, enhanced by inspired acting and …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:09AM
Monday, February 4, 2013

The Pirate Laureate of Port Town by Rosalind Lacy

Heyo! Shiver me timbers. Playwright Zachary Fernebok takes us into his fantasy pirate world inspired by the point-and-click Monkey Island video games and the animated cartoon hero, Guybrush …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:09AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

La Clemenza di Tito by Rosalind Lacy

Think treachery, deceit and betrayal, revenge and guilt. Think the politics of the 1960s. Washington Secret Service agents in sleek, black suits and button-down collars.  Wolfgang Amadeus M…

SOURCE: at 07:31AM
Monday, January 28, 2013

Caridad Svich takes us inside The House of the Spirits by Rosalind Lacy

From her New York City apartment, playwright Caridad Svich graciously agreed to an hour-long phone chat last week, to talk about the GALA’s staging of The House of the Spirits/La casa …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:36AM
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s youth program honored by First Lady Michelle Obama by Rosalind Lacy

Rosalind Lacy is invited to the White House to report on this event of great significance to Washington area theatres and youth programs. On Monday, November 19, 2012, Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispa…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:26PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012

First Time Mother (Madre Primeriza) by Rosalind Lacy

As we are ushered into the black box theatre, we hear the gurgling sounds of a baby and a mother cooing. We catch snatches of a playful, original music composition by Juan Vaccaneo. We are a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:58PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Killing Words (Palabras Encadenadas) by Rosalind Lacy

This one-act psychological thriller starts up with a video confession from an on-stage projector. What is chilling is the matter-of-fact way Ramon (Antonio Delli), in a full-faced close-up, …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:13AM
Sunday, November 4, 2012

Amarillo by Rosalind Lacy

It’s a hot-button topic. What are borders anyway? Who draws these boundaries in the sand? Migrant workers crossing over from Mexico to the United States, often  family men, continue t…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:04PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cartas de las Golondrinas (Letters From the Swallows) by Rosalind Lacy

The play’s title is allegorical. Emigrants, like the migratory birds, the swallows, move away from their native birthplace but carry within a deep instinctive longing for their homelan…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:34PM
Friday, October 19, 2012

Jesus Christ / Jesucristo by Rosalind Lacy

“My Lord, why have you abandoned me?” cries Jesus, his last words from his heart that rock our souls without deadening our ears. Argentine actor, the gifted Mariano Mazzei as Jes…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:42PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Platero y Yo by Rosalind Lacy

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way,” wrote Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956, and has a language building named afte…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:15PM
Friday, October 12, 2012

Othello…Sniff by Rosalind Lacy

 Teatro de la Luna launches its Fifteenth International Festival of Hispanic Theater with a wickedly cynical, needling, protest play that is a send-up. Dominican identity  is dissected thr…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:06PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

La Dolorosa by Rosalind Lacy

The prologue that draws us into the Teatro Lirico of DC’s La Dolorosa (The Woman of Sorrows), a zarzuela by Jose Serrano, is totally mystifying. A dark-haired young woman, hugging a sw…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:31PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In Spite of Love by Rosalind Lacy

The GALA Hispanic Theatre has launched its 37th season with a bracing, not-to-be-missed U.S. premiere of a comic masterpiece by Agustin Moreto, a Spanish Catholic priest and contemporary of …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 07:58AM
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hispanic theatre’s most outstanding productions and performances of the season by Rosalind Lacy

Despite draconian financial cuts in arts funding in 2011, the Hispanic theatres have had the most terrific of all possible seasons ever!  Aside from the fact that I am proud of my own perso…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:16PM
Monday, July 16, 2012

Sacred and Scared Get the Same Score in Scrabble by Rosalind Lacy

The piped-in recording of the toe-tapping, banjo strumming, “Down By the Riverside,” with the lyrics “I ain’t gonna study war no more,” captures some of the dow…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:23PM
Friday, July 13, 2012

Souls by Rosalind Lacy

Have you ever walked down a city street with a mass of people and felt utterly alone? You as an individual feel helpless to make contact with any other preoccupied human being rushing by? &#…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:27PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sleuth by Rosalind Lacy

British playwright Anthony Shaffer’s ingenious, hairpin-turn stage thriller about a competitive game of one-upmanship, humiliation and revenge, is scored like a tennis game. The incomp…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:40AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Puerto Rico…¡Fuá! by Rosalind Lacy

The GALA Theatre company has outdone Monte Python with the Washington premiere of this quirky, over-the-top political satire by Carlos Ferrari. This burlesque of the history of European and …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:46AM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Las Quiero a las Dos (I Want Them Both) by Rosalind Lacy

Ricardo Talesnik is the Neil Simon of Hispanic Theatre.  But look out, Talesnik’s humor can throw you off-guard. A multi-award-winner for Argentine television comedies and for Las Qu…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:18AM
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Begotten: O’Neill and the Harbor of Masks by Rosalind Lacy

Fog rises and permeates the stage. From the dark, an ensemble of five actors emerge carrying lanterns. An atonal, drifting melody from an on-stage clarinet player, sounds of lapping water an…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:02AM
Monday, April 16, 2012

de mi corazon latino: From My Latin Heart by Rosalind Lacy

Jesus Daniel Hernandez’ sensational tenor voice has a clarion purity that could fill a cavernous auditorium  and scenic designer Osbel Susman-Pena reinforces that impression by giving…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:42AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On the Waterfront by Rosalind Lacy

It’s a miracle this play exists. The Oscar-winning 1954 movie On the Waterfront,  written by Budd Schulberg and directed by Elia Kazan, has reached iconic status as a Mob violence fl…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:12AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards