Saturday, March 25, 2017

Shakespeare meets Black Power

Always interesting to consider plays done in repertory, and it doesn't happen all that often in New York. I reviewed the Acting Company's double bill of X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar for the Times. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Strangest

One of the most fascinating things about Albert Camus' The Stranger is how open it is to interpretation, and to riffs on the story. The latest is The Strangest, a play I just reviewed for the Times here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A travel guide to Aspen

I never thought Aspen would be my bag but darn, it does ski well! My report for CNN Travel is here.

Tim Minchin

What a treat to profile Tim Minchin for the New York Times! Click here for the piece.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Marilyn in Manhattan

My review of Elizabeth Winder's Marilyn in Manhattan is just out in Newsday.

The View Upstairs

My latest for the Times is The View UpStairs, set at the New Orleans bar that was arsoned in 1973. Click here for more.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The Expanse

The Expanse is science fiction and proud of it! I wrote about why its low-budget, sometimes cheeseball genre charms are so wonderful for the Village Voice. Click here for the intergalactic fun.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A chat with Sarah Ruhl and Joshua Harmon

It was great fun to spend some time with Sarah Ruhl and Joshua Harmon, who both have new plays opening soon (well, his is a transfer and was seen Off but still). And they seemed to dig each other, too. Click here and scroll down the interactive Times spring preview.

August Wilson's Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago, I went down to Pittsburgh and had the privilege to tour the Hill District with August Wilson expert Chris Rawson. The resulting article is in The National, Amtrak's excellent magazine.

King Woman

It's been fun to return to music writing, and chatting with King Woman's Kristina Esfandiari was a treat. Click here for the Bandcamp interview.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Mother of Invention

For his latest play, James Lecesne stretched a bit, but it didn't quite come together. My review is here.