Monday, September 29, 2014

You Can't Take It With You

Kaufman and Hart's 1936 chestnut gets an appropriately funny revival on Broadway. I feel lucky to have been able to see comic snipers Kristine Nielsen, Julie Halson, Annaleigh Ashford, Crystal Dickinson and Rose Byrne on one stage. My review's here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Interview with Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh is one of the spunkiest (including in the Australian sense of the word — look it up) actors around, and it was a lot of fun talking to her about her new series, Bad Judge. My feature's here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Scenes from a Marriage

As much as I value the work of directors, especially Ivo van Hove's, I think his concept for the new Scenes from a Marriage at NYTW kind of stifles the show. My review's here.

The Money Shot

Neil LaBute's new play is a bit of a red herring: While set in Hollywood, it's not about Hollywood. Rather, it skewers today's moral and intellectual relativism. My review's here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Valley of Astonishment

Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne's The Valley of Astonishment is beautiful, sensitive, well-crafted … and it leaves you wondering "So what?" My review's here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Love Letters

A. R. Gurney's Love Letters returns to Broadway with a cavalcade of stars. First off the gates were Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, so that's who I reviewed.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rock Bottom

I've seen Bridget Everett many. many times at this point, but she still surprises me. Her new show, Rock Bottom, is more of the same yet different. Oh heck, just go see it. But first, read my review.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Fatal Weakness

The Mint revives George Kelly's dramedy The Fatal Weakness. (Feels weird to use a word like "dramedy" for a 1947 play but there you go...) My review's here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mighty Real

Mighty Real is the kind of show that's not great but super-fun -- and as you may gather from the title, it is about Sylvester. Wall-to-wall live disco? I never say no. My review's here.

Dry Land

Totally bought Ruby Rae Spiegel's first full-length play, Dry Land, brought to us by the equally vital company Colt Coeur. Seating's limited so act fast! My review's here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

This Is Our Youth

What a beautiful production Kenneth Lonergan's play is gettin at the Cort! My review's here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy is candid and funny and sexy and mean and all kinds of fun. Also too long but hey, that's what happens when playwrights direct themselves. My review's here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Never heard of painter Rudolf Bauer? New drama Bauer tries to fix that. My review's here.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Looking back at Ruthless!

Once upon a time, in a faraway galaxy -- ie 1992 New York -- Natalie Portman and Britney Spears were in the same show. As that show, Ruthless!, is being revived, I looked back at its inception. Come and board the hot-tub time machine!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Boys and Girls

Four Irish youths search for love or sex or a combination of the above in the charming but slight Boys and Girls. My review's here.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Wayside Motor Inn

Signature brings back A. R. Gurney's 1977 piece The Wayside Motor Inn, which is based on an Alan Ayckbourn-type conceptual gambit. My review's here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Red Eye of Love

You know a show's in trouble when it can't tell the difference between charming and creepy in its leading man. And that's only the beginning of the problems here... My review of this new musical is here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Trade Practices

Reaching Trade Practices is a bit of an adventure -- it's on Governors Island -- and the show itself keeps the audience on its toes. Balancing didacticism and satire is tough, tough. My review's here.