Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto has come to New York, and I for one am delighted! Mat Fraser, Julie Atlas Muz and co. have put together a scrummy spectacle at Abrons, so bring the kids. My Times review is here.

Cruel Intentions

There's now a musical adaptation of Cruel Intentions, which really was only a matter of time. Click here for my review in the Times.

Thursday, December 07, 2017


Moogfest unveiled part of its 2018 lineup with a 50-hour livestream by female, non-binary and transgender artists, and I wrote about it for the Times.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Who's Holiday

Matthew Lombardo's twisted tribute/sequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas is worth seeing for Lesli Margherita's comic turn as Cindy Lou Who. My Times review is here.

Spy of the First Person

An honor and a pleasure to review Sam Shepard's posthumous novel for Newsday. Here's the link.

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Black Madonna

Hey, my chat with the awesome Black Madonna is out in the Times! Click here, and make sure you listen to one of her mixes as your read!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Where to stream theater

If you don't have access to live theater — and even if you do — streaming is a pretty good option, and there are more and more ways to do it. I did a roundup for the Times.

Home for the Holidays

Broadway's Christmas offering this year doesn't compare to Donny and Marie Osmond's extravaganza, not by a long shot. Here's my review for the Times.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Sisters Macaluso

This Sicilian import was a great reason to go to Montclair last week. Please, someone bring back Emma Dante and her company! Click here for my review.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand

Natalie Dessay is premiering a Michel Legrand song cycle originally conceived in the early 1970s for Barbra Streisand. Is your head spinning already? Read all about it here.

Nellie McKay wanted to do a show about Joan Rivers

Nellie McKay is a huge Joan Rivers fan and wanted to do a cabaret show about her. Things did not quite go the way the anticipated, and I was there to watch the whole thing unfurl. My New York Times story is here.

A few tips to save money skiing in the northeast

Skiing isn't the cheapest pastime around, but in Newsday I gathered a few money-saving tips for those of us in the Northeast. Avoid holidays, buy early, and click here for more.