This just in: Newsroom Comedy Much More Appealing in Theory Than Reality. Set in a 1930s Chicago courthouse press room, on a stage replete with old-fashioned typewriters, antique phones, and dark wood tones, the action starts out with a rush of diffused energy that is unfortunately typical of much of the evening. A bunch of cranky, dissolute news hawks play out just about every cliché on record, in this case squawking like buzzards over the upcoming hanging of cop-killing anarchist Earl Holub (it is, frankly, not as interesting as it sounds). Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance anchor the cast as divorced idealistic... More >>>