Thursday, December 27, 2012

Flipside: The Patti Page Story

Innocuous songs and an innocuous life: not the best premise for a biomusical, right? That didn't stop the makers of Flipside: The Patti Page Story. My review's here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Drats, how did I forget to link to this review? This show was one of the few musical highlights of the fall!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

P.S. Jones and the Frozen City

Robert Askins' new play is both ambitious and low-flying. Weird mix, which doesn't always work. Still, what a great production design! My review's here.

A Chanukah Charol

Jackie Hoffman's bilious holiday special is a hoot. Recommended to anybody with an allergy to year-end schmaltz. Full review here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Rhymes with America

Melissa James Gibson's latest, What Rhymes with America (answer: "nothing"), is one grace note after another. You'll laugh, but you'll also tear up. Full review here.


The off-Broadway revival of Working hit several high notes, which make up for the sappy numbers. My review's here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Volpone, or the Fox

I was so looking forward to this one — the play is very rarely done in New York — but what a crashing disappointment it was! Thataway for my review.

Glengarry Glen Ross

The latest revival of Glengarry Glen Ross is a bit meh, which isn't something you should be able to say about this play. Full review here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Golden Boy

I love Clifford Odets so even the uneven revival of Golden Boy satisfies me on a primal level. My review's here.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A Civil War Christmas

A Civil War Christmas makes you wonder why Paula Vogel doesn't write more. Some may argue she's busy teaching, but I'd rather she give us new plays. Click here for my review.

Golden Age

Terrence McNally's newest play, Golden Age, can't quite decide what it's about, but I had a reasonably good time.

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Anarchist

Patti LuPone and Debra Winger star in The Anarchist on Broadway. That's all you need to know, really. Full review thataway.