Monday, December 29, 2014

Cafe Society Swing

59E59's holiday revue, Cafe Society Swing, has its ups and downs, but I was quite taken with Cyrille Aimée. Click here for the deets.

The Last Ship redux

Sting joined the cast of his own Broadway musical, The Last Ship, so of course I had to go. And guess what: the other guy was better! Click here for my re-review.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Samuel D. Hunter's Pocatello is very good, but I'm still waiting for his great play. Click here for my review.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Soul Doctor redux

Where will Soul Doctor pop up next if this new version still tanks? My review's here.

Every Brilliant Thing

The premise of Every Brilliant Thing isn't all that original -- it's the staging that makes the difference with this show. My review's here.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Interview with Tricia Helfer

I have fond memories of the winter when we watched all of Battlestar Galactica, after the series had just concluded. So it was particularly fun to interview Cylon Number 6, aka Tricia Helfer, about her new project, Syfy's Ascension. Click here for the chat.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas with the Crawfords

This holiday drag extravaganza is still a little stiff, but this kind of show improves with every performance as the cast gets into the groove. My review's here.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Invisible Hand

Ayad Akhtar's latest has more traditional action (a kidnapping, an escape attempt, etc.) than his previous efforts but once again characters and drama take a backseat to Big Issues. My review's here.

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper tackles The Elephant Man, the go-to play with handsome men with something to prove. He's good, too. Click here for my review.

A Christmas Memory

Based on a Truman Capote short story, A Christmas Memory is both too small and too big -- padding, people, padding! My review is here.

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Illusionists

Based on its poster, you could be forgiven for thinking The Illusionists is a remake of the magic-heist movie Now You See Me. But no: it's an actual magic show. My review's here.

Peter Pan

I can't believe last night's live telecast of Peter Pan made me think back fondly about the production I saw at the Theatre at MSG a few years ago. My review's here.

Cabaret redux

I loved what Emma Stone is doing in Cabaret. Her Sally Bowles is a manic, coked-up, often scary opportunist, and it's a very coherent portrayal. My re-review of the re-revival is here.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Interview with Annaleigh Ashford

I just can't get enough of Annaleigh Ashford, so I'm pleased as punch she's doing a cabaret show at 54 Below this month. Here we talked about some of the tunes she'll perform.