Sunday, June 16, 2019

9 films and opera that defined Franco Zeffirelli

It was fun to dig into the Zeffirelli stash on YouTube for this Times piece. Click here for the article and then follow the links — you won't be able to unsee and unhear what lurks behind them.

Friday, June 14, 2019


Crystal Skillman's Open isn't the most uplifting play for Pride month but hey, it's really good! Besides, you owe it to yourself to see whatever Megan Hill's doing. Click here for my review.

Murder Mystery

Look, it's an Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston caper, and I got to review it for the Times! I was hoping for some kind of National Lampoon's European Vacation but alas, it went in another direction. Click here for the review.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Oscar at the Crown

Oscar Wilde, The O.C., The Real Housewives of Orange County, the apocalypse —it's all in Oscar at the Crown. Does it work? Weeeellllll… Click here for my review of this new musical for the Times.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Exit interview with Donna Marie Asbury

Donna Marie Asbury just left Chicago after 22 years with the show — first in the tour and then in the Broadway company. It was a treat to speak with her a couple of hours before she stepped on the Ambassador stage for the last time. Click here for the goods.

The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda

I reviewed Ishmael Reed's new play about what's missing from Hamilton: click here for the review.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I've been a fan of Mary Elizabeth Winstead since seeing her in Death Proof, in which she wore a yellow cheerleader uniform (but did not play a cheerleader) and was in that car facing off crazy Kurt Russell.
And earlier this month, I talked to her about doing her first play in New York (Dying City at Second Stage) and a bunch of other stuff. Click here to see if Nikki Swango came up.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Pink Unicorn

Fans of Alice Ripley may want to check out this show to see her in very close quarters. Others may not be in a rush. My Times review is here.

The Plough and the Stars

I reviewed one third of Irish Rep's O'Casey cycle for the Times — and it was an excellent third. My review is here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Original Sound

A play about how modern pop music is cooked up? Sign me up! My Times review is here.

Nancy And Beth

I tagged along to Bay Shore with Stephanie Hunt and Megan Mullally's Nancy And Beth. My article in the Times barely scratches the surface of what transpired.