Friday, March 30, 2012

Pipe Dream

The title of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1955 musical Pipe Dream is a rare case of a literal metaphor: The heroine literally moves into a boiler pipe. I won't forget the sight of Will Chase crawling out of a pipe to visit Laura Osnes. Still, this is an enjoyable entry in the Encores! canon. My review's here.


Disney's 1992 movie musical Newsies has made the transfer to the stage. Fans rejoice! My review of the new Broadway show can be found here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Elephant Room

Trust Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle to put a fun twist on the hoary magic show. It's called Elephant Room, it's at St. Ann's Warehouse, and I liked it.

Now. Here. This.

I'd liked [title of show] but Now. Here. This., which is basically more of the same, really annoyed me. There's a thin line between introspective and narcissistic. Full review here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tis Pity She's a Whore

BAM brings us a rocking take on John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Fans of sex and gore, head to Brooklyn, stat! Full review here.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Des McAnuff's revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opened last night. It's not all great but I loved that it's really loud. Click here for my review.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Once redux

Once has reopened on Broadway, and I loved it just as much the second time around.

The Voice judges

I had a lot of fun writing about the four judges on The Voice for the Post's TV section this weekend. Check it out here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Maids

The reliably stylish Red Bull company brings back The Maids, and I say yay!

Death of a Salesman

Attention must be paid -- but not to the new Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman. My full review's here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Iliad

Oops, forgot to link up to my review of An Iliad, starring Denis O'Hare and Stephen Spinella on alternate nights.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Lady from Dubuque

David Esbjornson makes a good case for Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque, a flop back in 1980 (click here for my review). And yes, it's yet another show currently playing the Signature Center.

Friday, March 02, 2012


I'm in the camp that thinks that the musical Carrie can work on stage, but it needs a visionary director. Stafford Arima, who handles the new revival, isn't that director — though admittedly the show itself, as revised, has problems. Sigh. My full review's here.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Rated P for Parenthood

A new musical revue about parenting, Rated P for Parenthood, just opened at the Westside Theatre, and my review's here.