Thursday, June 28, 2012

Triassic Parq

Unsurprisingly, Triassic Parq -- The Musical originated at the Fringe Festival. Full review of the remounting here.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Broadway revisits

I returned to Memphis, Anything Goes and Sister Act to check out the new leads. Click here for the verdict.

7th Monarch

Middling thriller 7th Monarch is Rain Man with a dash of The Miracle Worker. Full review here.

Friday, June 22, 2012

As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Park's As You Like It is so, so fun. Among other delights, it confirms that Lily Rabe is one of our most vibrant actresses. I realize she has to pay the bills and all, but I hope she doesn't land a time-consuming TV gig anytime soon. My review's here.


I loved David Adjmi's 3C, at the Rattlestick, but I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to be in the minority on that one. My review's here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Bad and the Better

The Amoralists strike back with The Bad and the Better. Sucker punch? My review's here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Love Goes to Press

Until a couple of months ago, I had no idea Martha Gellhorn had co-written a play with fellow war correspondent Virginia Cowles. Love Goes to Press played five performances on Broadway in 1947, and now it's back thanks to the Mint company -- who else? My review's here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Uncle Vanya

Here comes yet another Uncle Vanya, this time from adapter Annie Baker and director Sam Gold. And what a disappointment it is.

Friday, June 15, 2012


It's so uncool it's…still uncool. Yes, it's the revival of Harvey and it's not bad entertainment for the whole family. Review here.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tiny Dynamite

Rising screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) makes her full-length off-Broadway debut with Tiny Dynamite. It's not quite there yet, but promising — after all, it's from 2001. Full review here.

We Play for the Gods

The Women's Project gets ambitious, gathering a small army of playwrights and directors for We Play for the Gods. Unsurprisingly, the show lacks focus. Click here for my review.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Gina Gionfriddo's latest, Rapture, Blister, Burn, is as good as Becky Shaw, albeit in a very different way. And it's the rare show that improves after intermission. Full review here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Storefront Church

John Patrick Shanley's latest, Storefront Church, is shambolic and likable. My full review's here.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Medieval Play

It's not often I feel bad for actors, but Josh Hamilton and Halley Feiffer have to do such a drecky sex scene in Medieval Play that I wanted to crawl under a rock. The rest of Kenneth Lonergan's latest isn't much better. My review is here.

Food and Fadwa

There's a thin line between well-meaning and corny, and Food and Fadwa crosses it repeatedly at NY Theatre Workshop. Full review here.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Bad Guys

There's a lot of guys in Alena Smith's The Bad Guys -- in fact, there's only guys -- and they all land somewhere on the spectrum of badness. Full review of this promising new play (yes, another one) here.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Chimichangas and Zoloft

Yes, there are jokes about both in Chimichangas and Zoloft, a new play at Atlantic 2. I've never taken Zoloft and am not too keen on chimichangas, those fried Mexican-American gutbombs, but the play shows promise. Full review here.

Potted Potter

If you're 12 and have read all of the Harry Potter books, Potted Potter is the show for you. Adults with sophisticated theatrical tastes and parents with little interest in wizards can either ignore the show entirely or wait for their brood at the diner next door. My review's here.