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Timpano and Torta Caprese at “Sapore di Cinema”

Timpano and Torta Caprese at “Sapore di Cinema”

Posted On: July 06, 2014

In Stanley Tucci’s romantic comedy “Big Night” , guests join the two Italian restaurant owners, Primo and Secondo, [...]

Set in 19th century Rome, “Rugantino” is outrageous fun

Set in 19th century Rome, “Rugantino” is outrageous fun

Posted On: June 17, 2014

If “Rugantino” is a sly example of Roman life in 1830, then the citizens must have been very [...]

Meeting Iaia Forte

Meeting Iaia Forte

Posted On: June 14, 2014

     Even when jet-lagged, the Italian actress Iaia Forte has plenty of carry-on charm. It was March [...]

REVIEW: “The Head Hunter” by Mark Borkowski

REVIEW: “The Head Hunter” by Mark Borkowski

Posted On: April 25, 2014

“The Head Hunter,” a two-hander by Mark Borkowski, had its first off-off-Broadway outing in 2000. Since the playwright [...]

[USA] “Nutcracker Rouge”

[USA] “Nutcracker Rouge”

Posted On: December 29, 2013

First performed in 1892 in Russia, Tchaikovsky’s score for “The Nutcracker,” especially the charming selections featured in the [...]

(USA) Fors Vincit Omnia

(USA) Fors Vincit Omnia

Posted On: October 10, 2013

                A REVIEW OF  “The Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman)” by Mario Fratti At heart, the [...]

The Dangerous Arrangements of Luisa Tetrazzini

The Dangerous Arrangements of Luisa Tetrazzini

Posted On: January 27, 2013

The plot of many 19th century operas could be expressed in four words: the soprano must suffer. Lyric [...]