Monday, August 26, 2013

Once, again

I went back to Once to check out the new leads, and came back underwhelmed. Thanks god those songs are still dreamy. Full report here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Former Idols raid Broadway

A belated cross-post for my latest piece: a look at how former American Idols have fared on Broadway. Click here for details.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Foreign is the new black

Spiral (aka Engrenages), Braquo, Borgen, Prisoners of War ... I rounded up some foreign -- that is, non-English-speaking -- series you need to check out. Click here for details.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Soul Doctor

The new musical Soul Doctor, about "singing rabbi" Shlomo Carlebach, isn't a good fit for Broadway. Sad that the current off-Broadway economics are so insane, because it could have a healthy run there. Click here for my review.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Love's Labour's Lost

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost works great a lot of the time, which is more than you can say of many musicals. My review's here.

Friday, August 09, 2013

We're Gonna Die

Finally catching up with Young Jean Lee's song cycle at Lincoln Center. Well worth the delay.

First Date

I loved Zachary Levi, half of the couple going on a First Date on Broadway. It's a great feeling to watch a total stage natural. Click here for my review.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Richard III

Richard III in the park(ing lot) is a trial. More gruesome details in my review here.

Preview of Rubble

I talked to Simpsons writer/producer Mike Reiss as his new play, Rubble, is about to open at the Fringe. Click here for more.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


Chad Beguelin sets up a mini-clash of civilizations (really mini) in his new Primary Stages play, Harbor. Click here for my review.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


Piling up clich├ęs, solo musical Shida feels like an overwrought after-school special. My review's here.