Author Patrick Monahan

Terri White, “Follies” at the Kennedy Center

“Knowing the history of black performers,” White explains, “actual follies didn’t have black female dancers. If you were black, you only did a specialty act—if you were lucky. I put that knowledge into Stella.”

‘Jerusalem’ Comes to Broadway

When Jerusalem opens Thursday night, New York will no doubt find a fresh and able cast directed by Ian Rickson, including Mackenzie Crook (star of runaway hit sitcom The Office), John Gallagher, Jr., and Max Baker, ready to offer unusually bright theater in the Broadway main ring.