Saturday, November 29, 2014

Interview with John "Lypsinka" Epperson

It was an absolute delight to talk to John Epperson about Lypsinka, working as a rehearsal pianist at ABT and the evolution of gay humor. Click here for my interview.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Our Lady of Kibeho

Katori Hall fulfills all her early promises with Our Lady of Kibeho at Signature. My review's here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Good Wife mid-season recap

As The Good Wife wrapped up its mid-season (yes, it's a thing now), I looked at the interim finale and asked some questions.

Women in drag

Thank you Allison Williams and Peter Pan to give me an excuse to do this gallery of women playing men, or women playing women pretending to be men, or Mariah Carey with glued-on goatee.

Tristan & Yseult

OMFG how good is Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult?!? Click here for my rave.

Me, My Mouth & I

Joy Behar's solo show is exactly how you think it'd be, which isn't a bad thing per se. My review's here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Delicate Balance

I was lucky enough to see the previous revival of Albee's A Delicate Balance -- yeah, the one with Elaine Stritch -- but even without comparing the two, this new production doesn't look all that great. My review's here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I very much enjoyed John Doyle's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro at CSC -- his MO of having the cast play their own instruments works really well in this case. My review's here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Straight White Men

Young Jean Lee's latest is another though-provoking, unexpectedly entertaining ride. My review's here.

Punk Rock

Not a teen cliché is left unturned in Simon Stephens' Punk Rock, but something tells me we haven't seen the last of this cast. My review's here.

Side Show

Side Show has attracted quite a cult following over the past 17 years, and I can't say I was a part of it. But I kinda liked the revisal that just opened on Broadway. My review's here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The River

I love Hugh Jackman but I deeply, disliked The River, a pretentious piece of dreck that inexplicably got good reviews in London (with Dominic West instead, but the play's problems would be the same). Click here for my review.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Interview with Jill Flint

I chatted with Jill Flint about the history between her character, Lana Delaney, and Kalinda on The Good Wife. Very happy when she handed me the perfect closing line.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

It's that time of the year again! Can I just say how bummed I was that the Christmas Spectacular dropped the "Shine a Light" number? Seriously! My review of the 2014 production is here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grand Concourse

I liked the quiet way in which Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse deals with faith and forgiveness. My review is here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lost Lake

Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes give their all but there's not that much to David Auburn's Lost Lake. My review's here.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Band Wagon

Tracey Ullman needs to do more musicals, stat! My review of the Encores! Band Wagon is here.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Sticks and Bones

Not gonna lie: There were times when I was bored senseless at the revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. But there were also times when I was like, Holy crap this is amazing theater and I could watch Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter forever! My review's here.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Show Boat

The New York Philharmonic goes Broadway again, this time with Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat. A few quibbles but overall it was a treat to listen to that score in those conditions. My review's here.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Oldest Boy

I loved Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss but this new one…not as much. It sure looks great though. My review of the new reincarnation tale is here.