Thursday, January 31, 2013


There were times during Lyle Kessler's new play, Collision, when I started doubting my eyes. Also my sanity. Full review's here.

All the Rage

I'm not crazy about All the Rage, Martin Moran's sequel to The Tricky Part. I'm just not feeling his need to do a show, so no wonder it wanders all over the place. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Manilow on Broadway

After last week's bronchitis-related postponement, Barry Manilow was finally back on Broadway last night. I was there among the Fanilows. My review's here.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Fever

Wallace Shawn's The Fever gets a revival staged by Lars Norén at La MaMa. My review's here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The House of Von Macramé

Granted, they already had me at the title, but the show is a fun romp. With some judicious trims, this could go far. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Life and Times: Episodes 1-4

I watched all ten hours of Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 on Sunday so I can spare you the agony and tell you to just see Episode 2, which is truly amazing. My review's here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The Women's Project's Bethany, starring America Ferrera, a nice surprise, and makes you realize how few plays have tackled the current recession. Click here for my review.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Not by Bread Alone

Several of my colleagues found this show from the Israeli deaf-blind company Nalaga'at mawkish, and I can't say that I entirely disagree. But it did touch me, too. Maybe I just have a higher threshold. Full review here, with a sidebar about my experience dining at the adjoining BlackOut restaurant.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Granted, I love me some Tennessee Williams in almost any condition, but the latest revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ain't too bad. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Midsummer (A Play With Songs)

David Greig's charming Midsummer (A Play With Songs) deserves to be a sleeper hit. Click here for my review.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Opus No. 7

Dmitry Krymov's Opus No. 7, now playing at St. Ann's Warehouse, is the must-see show of the new year. My full review's here.

Monday, January 14, 2013


There's a lot to like in the Roundabout revival of Picnic -- the supporting cast, for starters. More in my review here.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Other Place redux

Aside from supporting-cast chances, The Other Place is pretty much the same on Broadway as it was at MCC a couple of years ago: a vehicle for a go-for-it actress. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Water by the Spoonful

Not overly impressed by the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, Water by the Spoonful, which opened last night at Second Stage. My review's here.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Coil festival preview

A belated link to my preview of this year's Coil festival, organized by PS 122. Click here for the deets.