Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nevermore

Stylish, ghoulish biomusical about E. A. Poe. But boy, someone should have take editing scissors to that show! My review's here.

You Can't Take It With You redux

Anna Chlumsky (big up for 3C!) joined the cast of You Can't Take It With You so I went back to check out the show again — I know, twist my arm. My re-review is here.

Into the Woods

Catching up with some belated linkage (thanks, Blizzard of 2015, for leaving me stranded), starting with the Roundabout/Fiasco revival of Into the Woods.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard

How I love watching Reed Birney play baddies! His milquetoast exterior makes it so much fun to watch. My review of Halley Feiffer's latest outing as a playwright is here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Interview with Gillian Anderson

The best part about interviewing Gillian Anderson about The Fall is how alive she became when talking theater. Click here for the chat.

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

Kate Benson's A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes is a textbook example of a play eaten up and left for half-dead by its conceptual gambit. My review's here.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Honeymoon in Vegas is a typical you win some, you lose some musical, but the takeaway is overall pretty good. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Constellations

Some very good actorly feats are happening at Constellations, courtesy of Jake Gyllenhaal and, especially, Ruth Wilson. My review's here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

In praise of Episodes

What's harder to Google, "girls" or "episodes"? Those two series have banal single-word titles, and one of them deserves more love than it's been getting. Hint: It's on Showtime, and my primer is here.

Kansas City Choir Boy

Todd Almond and Courtney Love's collaboration has drawn a lot of attention, and mostly I enjoyed it -- or should I say I enjoyed her? My review of this Prototype festival production is here.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Dying for It

It's the audience who's Dying for It -- "it" being escape from the theater -- as it suffers through a sluggish comedy at the Atlantic. My review's here.