PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, May 25-31: Soul Doctor Moves to Broadway, Revivals Abound and Neil Patrick Harris Hosts Another Awards Show

By Robert Simonson
31 May 2013

Christopher Lloyd
Photo by Joan Marcus
The Off-Broadway revival of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, starring Christopher Lloyd and featuring music by Duncan Sheik, officially opened May 30 at the Classic Stage Company.

The seldom-seen 1948 drama, featuring a play-within-a-play and touching on ideas of stewardship of the land, family, parenting and community, was giving largely admiring marks by critics, who felt the production hit the right tone of sweet cynicism, though they were split on whether Lloyd's madcap work distracted from or added to the overall quality of the show. Sheik's music was also praised.


Why don't we dispense with the formalities of a selection process, and just agree that Neil Patrick Harris will host every award show from now on?

Harris, who is set to host the 67th Annual Tony Awards June 9 on CBS, has also been tapped to host the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air Sept. 22 on the same network.

I understand that Seth MacFarlane wasn't so popular as this years Oscar host…