Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Harrison, TX

A belated link to my review of Harrison, TX, an anthology of three one-act plays by Horton Foote. He works the short format particularly well, and that's not as easy as you'd think.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tail! Spin! preview

Unfortunately I'll be on vacation and won't be able to review the new play Tail! Spin! So I wrote a preview instead.

Richard III

The lean, efficient production of Richard III at the Public is so gripping that it made a young woman in my row gasp loudly a couple of times. Cool! My review's thataway.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Shorts Series B

Neil LaBute's piece in Summer Shorts B is such a fun little spitball! Meanwhile Paul Rudnick's offering isn't up to his high standards, but the middle musical led me to a composer of promise, Sam Davis. More here.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods isn't out of the woods at the Delacorte. Will anybody ever solve this show? Is it even solvable? My review's here.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Bullet for Adolf

Woody Harrelson's playwrighting and directing debut, Bullet for Adolf is the kind of bad show I love because you never know where it's going. I'd take it over any of those snoozy well-crafted plays that litter off-Broadway. Full review here.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

My Mind Is Like an Open Meadow

Erin Leddy's solo show just opened at 59E59. A small, unprepossessing summer gem. Full review here.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The Last Smoker in America

The Last Smoker in America is bad — but not in a fun, demented way like, say, In Masks Outrageous and Austere. No, this is more the painfully bad type. Full review here.

Friday, August 03, 2012

In Paris

Alas, it's not me who's In Paris, but Mikhail Baryshnikov, via the Lincoln Center Festival. Full review here.

Summer Shorts Series A

A one-act play can feel very long indeed, as demonstrated by the new anthology Summer Shorts Series A. Click here for my review.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

I never thought I'd see the day -- or rather, the night -- when I'd spend two hours in a Broadway theater watching Mike Tyson talk about his life. And yet. Thataway for my review.

Bring It On

Boo, Bring It On -- The Musical has very little to do with the movie of the same name, other than them both being about cheerleading. And I so wanted to love this show! Oh well, it's still ok. Full review here.