Friday, August 17, 2018

Pretty Woman: The Musical

I reviewed Pretty Woman: The Musical for Newsday, and compared to most of the other takes, my take-down is almost a rave! Read for yourself here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Gettin' the Band Back Together

I reviewed this new musical for Newsday and...yikes! How is this even on Broadway when New World Stages is its natural habitat? Click here for the link.

Friday, August 10, 2018

What's in a show title?

Plenty, as it turns out -- whether that title is just one word or two dozen and nine exclamation marks. Click here for my piece in the Times about current trends in play titles.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Inside the Ventriloquist Convention

I was honored to be asked to write a piece for "Inside the Times," the article on A2 (inside the front cover) that goes behind the scenes of a particular feature. Click here to know more about how I heard about the ventriloquist convention and researched it, and the fun stuff that happened at the Holiday Inn bar.

Stephen King and Castle Rock: so many references

The new Hulu show Castle Rock is loaded with hidden (and not so hidden) gifts to Stephen King readers. I came up with a list of movies and shows that'll help you catch up.

The Ventriloquist Convention

I spent a few days at the Ventriloquist Convention and let's just say I'll never forget them. Fortunately I got to write about the experience for the Times, and it's right here.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Let's go car-camping in New York state

Don't feel like backpacking but still want to sleep (almost) under the stars? New York offers a whole bunch of public and private campgrounds where you can just drive up to your spot. I picked a few of them for Newsday, and they're right here.

Marie and Bruce

Jack doesn't often put on revivals but if you're going to do one, Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce is quite a pick. Here's my review for the Times.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Laura Bush Killed a Guy

Oops, forgot to link to this review from the Times, of a show about that time Laura Bush (accidentally) killed a man. Also, there are cookies — the real kind, not the kind that track your whereabouts. Thataway for the review.