Tuesday, October 04, 2022

October's science-fiction column

I'm back with another installment of my column about streaming science-fiction movies. Once again, it's a diverse mix so everybody should find something to their liking. Thataway!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

FC Bergman

One of the most intriguing European theater troupes finally makes its American debut: I was delighted to talk to 3/4 of the FC Bergman collective ahead of their show at BAM. Thataway for the story.

Heathers The Musical

I've been a fan of Heathers: The Musical since catching its NY premiere a few years ago, so naturally I was delighted when the Times assigned the review of the capture to me. Click here, fans of 1990s nastiness!

Friday, September 09, 2022

Ghost…at last

I've been dying to write about Ghost for a while, so I want to thank Tidal for letting me have a go at it. Read on for my thoughts on this Satanic party band.

Bonnie Milligan

I wrote about Bonnie Milligan (Princess Pamela 4ever!) for the Times' fall preview. What a treat! Thataway if you want to know more about this terrific performer.

A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff

Over the past 14 years Bernie Madoff has emerged as a major source of inspiration for artists and journalists.  I wrote about Alicia Jo Rabins's hybrid of essay, musical and documentary for the Times. Click here for my review.

September's sci-fi to stream

It's a good thing I can't include series in my monthly sci-fi column for the Times because For All Mankind would be in it every time. Instead, here are five movies new to streaming. Click here for the goods.

Friday, September 02, 2022

Los Otros

I reviewed this musical by Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa for the New York Times. Mixed feelings, but the score reinforces my argument that LaChiusa is unfairly criticized for not writing melodies. Click here for the review.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

NecronomiCon Providence

I had a great, thought-provoking time at NecronomiCon Providence last week, reporting on this festival of the weird for the New York Times. And now you can read about it here. The programming was so rich, I think I could have written three or four articles with very little overlap.

Kinky Boots is now Off Broadway

A production of Kinky Boots that's very faithful to the one that played Broadway is now Off Broadway, and I reviewed it for the New York Times. Curious? Click here.

A preview of Hulu's The Patient

I talked to the principals behind the new Hulu miniseries The Patient — creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, stars Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson — about coming up with that premise, then turning it into a show. The article is here


The Korean movie Alienoid, now streaming on Netflix, is totally bonkers, in a good way. Click here for my review.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Lily James

It was really interesting to reconvene with Lily James months after I first talked to her about Pam & Tommy. The show has had quite an impact on the pop-cultural conversation and, as it turns out, on her views on her own career. Click here for the interview.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Joe Hisaishi at Radio City Music Hall

I spoke to the composer Joe Hisaishi about his collaboration with Hayao Miyazaki — Hisaishi will conduct five evenings of his scores at Radio City Music Hall. What a treat! Click here for the article.