Monday, January 30, 2012

These Seven Sicknesses

Seven plays, five hours: It's These Seven Sicknesses, Sean Graney's adaptation of Sophocles' surviving works. And it's a slog.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Two reviews of plays with one-word titles in today's paper! Brief titles is all that Wit and Yosemite have in common, though.


Manhattan Theatre Club brings Wit to Broadway, with Cynthia Nixon in the lead. I'm not sold on Nixon's performance, but found the play even better than I remembered it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had It So Good)

God Squad returns with a tribute to Andy Warhol's 1960s movies, including Kitchen, Kiss and Eat. The show is absolutely terrific. More detailed reasons to go here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Richard III

Kevin Spacey bulldozes his way through Richard III at BAM. I'm a big fan of the way he usually portrays villains, all smooth maliciousness, but he goes over the (big) top here, with almost cartoonish results. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Road to Mecca

Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca is worth a gander, especially since it's headed by Rosemary Harris and Carla Gugino. The play drags a bit, but it does pay off. Full review here.

Monday, January 16, 2012


A cool piece of physical theater, LEO does extend its welcome somewhat. It's always hard to know when to stop. Review here.

Classic BAM shows

I had another piece this weekend, about some classic 1970s productions at BAM: article or slide show. Check out my NY Post blog as I'll publish leftover goodies from the interviews I conducted for the article.

some cool arts tours

Catching up with some linkage, follow this one to my piece about backstage and behind-the-scenes tours -- Lincoln Center, the Met, Radio City Music Hall, etc.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Outside People

Another tale of a hapless American man struggling in China hits the boards with Outside People at the Vineyard. You may want to check out Chinglish instead, but in the meantime, here's my review.