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.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald

The Eastern European puppet tradition is represented in this show at LaMaMa, from the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater. I wish I'd liked it more — more in this review.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Red Roses, Green Gold

And there I was, at a Grateful Dead jukebox musical... My review for the Times is here.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Lonely Planet

I reviewed the Keen Company's revival of Steven Dietz's two-hander Lonely Planet for the Times. What fun it is to see Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath up front rather than (stealing the spotlight) in the ensemble. Click here.

Friday, October 20, 2017


I reviewed Marc Bamuthi Joseph's dance-theater piece /peh-LO-tah/ at BAM for the Times (click here).  It's the kind of show that allows me to mention Zidane and Milton Friedman in the same review — a first for me!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Syncing Ink

Amazingly, I managed to review a hip-hop show without mentioning the H word — the genre is healthy and varied enough now that you don't have to measure everything by the one yardstick. Click here for Syncing Ink.

Time and the Conways

Extra! Extra! My review of the Roundabout's revival of Time and the Conways is out in Newsday. Click here for the goods. Hint: I really liked that show.