Friday, July 27, 2012

New Girl in Town

Bob Merrill's 1957 musical New Girl in Town gets revived at Irish Rep. Thataway for my review.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Warrior Class

I like that Second Stage is producing young playwrights at its uptown location, but the returns have been disappointing since Leslye Headland's Bachelorette exactly two years ago. Warrior Class is yet another not too bad, not too good offering. Full review here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Uncle Vanya

Here it is again, Uncle Vanya! I enjoyed the Sydney Theatre Company's production even more than when I saw it last year, at the Kennedy Center. Someone give Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving a rom-com, stat! Full review here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hand Stories

I was pretty excited to see a hand-puppet show, as opposed to a bunraku one, but Hand Stories deflated me pretty quick. Why it's at the Lincoln Center Festival is beyond me. Full review thataway.

Re-Animator: The Musical

Because musicals based on The Toxic Avenger and Evil Dead, weren't enough, here comes one based on Re-Animator. B-grade horror movies live! Of course that's a particularly apt sentence when it comes to Re-Animator. I got tired of the splatter shtick after a while though. Full review here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fela! redux

Fela! comes back for a limited summer engagement. The first act still kicks major butt; the second is still a mess. More here.

Nymph Errant

The obscure Cole Porter tuner Nymph Errant gets the revival nobody had been clamoring for. Thataway for my review.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


In case you were wondering what I was up to this past Sunday: In the morning I wrote my review of Alan Cumming's take on Macbeth; then at 1pm I rushed off to John Jay for nine and a half hours of DruidMurphy (review here). Granted, there was a 90-minute dinner break, but that still leaves quite a bit of theater.

Monday, July 09, 2012


Not just any Macbeth, but one with Alan Cumming in all the parts — he plays a mentally ill man who retells the Scottish play inside his loony-bin room. I'm not entirely sold.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Terminator Too -- Judgment Play

After Point Break Live! get ready for Terminator Too -- Judgment Play. That it's staged not in a theater but at Santos Party House should give you an indication of the overall vibe. My review's here.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Why do people hate 3C so much?

David Adjmi's 3C has turned out to be quite a divisive little show. I asked him, director Jackson Gay, and stars Anna Chlumsky and Hannah Cabell what they thought about the hoopla. Click here for my feature in today's paper.