Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken's Christmas Show

It's that time of the year when…you know the rest. I put on my elf hat to check out the American Idol alums' holiday extravaganza on Broadway, and lived to tell the tale here.

Dinner and a show or dinner at a show?

I've been eating out a lot this past fall — at the theater. It's not that concessions have dramatically changed but that a freakishly high number of shows have been serving all manners of food as part of the story. Read more here.

The World Is Yours

Romain Gavras' second feature went straight to Netflix in the US and I reviewed it for the Times. So much fun! Click here for the link.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chasing the New White Whale

What if the opioid epidemic was the new Moby Dick? That is the idea behind a new show at La MaMa, but alas the production falls short of its ambition. My Times review is here.

Cool ski lodges

Almost as fun as barreling down the slopes is staying in a good ski lodge: it's all part of the Alpine tradition. I picked a few good ones for Newsday and you can find them here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

When women take to the ski slopes

In January I went to a women's ski camps at Alta. To say I learned a lot would be an understatement. I shared some tips in the Times' travel section here, and there's a sidebar about five additional women's camps here.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon

In a weird way we're having a Paddy Chayefsky moment in NY: Network is on Broadway and Scott Aiello's debut play made me think of Chayefsky's TV work in the 1950s. My review is here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hype Man

I reviewed Idris Goodwin hip-hop play at the Flea for the New York Times, and there it is.

Interview with Heidi Schreck

If you ever want to interview someone smart, articulate and nice, I highly recommend Heidi Schreck. Our chat for The Hollywood Reporter can be found here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Four cool ski towns

I wrote about four cool ski towns for The Wall Street Journal. Thataway for the mountain fun!

The three faces of Cher

There is a little something called The Cher Show on Broadway, and it takes three actresses to play the pop star. I was lucky to talk to all three at the Neil Simon Theater last week, and the result is here. Click on that link if only for the fantastic photos!