Thursday, January 29, 2015


Stylish, ghoulish biomusical about E. A. Poe. But boy, someone should have take editing scissors to that show! My review's here.

You Can't Take It With You redux

Anna Chlumsky (big up for 3C!) joined the cast of You Can't Take It With You so I went back to check out the show again — I know, twist my arm. My re-review is here.

Into the Woods

Catching up with some belated linkage (thanks, Blizzard of 2015, for leaving me stranded), starting with the Roundabout/Fiasco revival of Into the Woods.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard

How I love watching Reed Birney play baddies! His milquetoast exterior makes it so much fun to watch. My review of Halley Feiffer's latest outing as a playwright is here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Interview with Gillian Anderson

The best part about interviewing Gillian Anderson about The Fall is how alive she became when talking theater. Click here for the chat.

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

Kate Benson's A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes is a textbook example of a play eaten up and left for half-dead by its conceptual gambit. My review's here.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Honeymoon in Vegas is a typical you win some, you lose some musical, but the takeaway is overall pretty good. My review's here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Some very good actorly feats are happening at Constellations, courtesy of Jake Gyllenhaal and, especially, Ruth Wilson. My review's here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

In praise of Episodes

What's harder to Google, "girls" or "episodes"? Those two series have banal single-word titles, and one of them deserves more love than it's been getting. Hint: It's on Showtime, and my primer is here.

Kansas City Choir Boy

Todd Almond and Courtney Love's collaboration has drawn a lot of attention, and mostly I enjoyed it -- or should I say I enjoyed her? My review of this Prototype festival production is here.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Dying for It

It's the audience who's Dying for It -- "it" being escape from the theater -- as it suffers through a sluggish comedy at the Atlantic. My review's here.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Winners and Losers

Canadian import Winners and Losers has ups and downs, like the real-life conversation it so spookily emulates. My review of this latest Soho Rep production is here.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Under the Radar and Coil preview

Forget about January being a dead month for theater: Now it's action-packed, making it impossible to see all the cool stuff on offer. I previewed the two biggie fests on the block here.