Saturday, February 25, 2017

A chat with Sarah Ruhl and Joshua Harmon

It was great fun to spend some time with Sarah Ruhl and Joshua Harmon, who both have new plays opening soon (well, his is a transfer and was seen Off but still). And they seemed to dig each other, too. Click here and scroll down the interactive Times spring preview.

August Wilson's Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago, I went down to Pittsburgh and had the privilege to tour the Hill District with August Wilson expert Chris Rawson. The resulting article is in The National, Amtrak's excellent magazine.

King Woman

It's been fun to return to music writing, and chatting with King Woman's Kristina Esfandiari was a treat. Click here for the Bandcamp interview.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Mother of Invention

For his latest play, James Lecesne stretched a bit, but it didn't quite come together. My review is here.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Great American Drama

My latest review in the New York Times is of the latest show by the New York Neo-Futurists. What happens when you write a play by committee? Click here to find out.

Incident at Hidden Temple

I reviewed Damon Chua's latest play for the New York Times. Click here for the deets.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Drop Dead

Borrowing the Daily News' notorious headline is a great idea for a book. You can read my review of Hillary Miller's new tome about theater in 1970s New York here. Yay, American Theatre magazine!

Winter sports in upstate New York

Winter has come, and there's a lot more to do than skiing or snowboarding in upstate New York. Did you know what Old Forge is the snowmobile capital of the east? Did you know there is an Old Forge, for that matter? All this and more in my latest piece for Newsday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Profile of Harriet Walter

It was a pleasure and a honor to chat with Harriet Walter for this New York Times profile. It's rare to meet such an upstanding actress and person.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Top Secret International + Real Magic

A joint review of Top Secret International and Real Magic, at the Under the Radar and Coil festivals, respectively. Click here for the fun.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Amtrak lets you go to Winter Park in comfort

I just wrote about the return of rail travel between Denver and Winter Park — what a civilized way to go skiing! Click here for the story.