Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dinner and a show for $50

Theater tickets are expensive, you say? And yet I found five theaters where you can see a show — a good one at that — and get dinner for $50! Click here for more info.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New York Spring Spectacular

What annoys me most about the new Radio City Spectacular is that it wastes the Rockettes. The Rockettes! Click here for my review.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Which star is going to be born again?

So now it's Bradley Cooper who's supposed to direct the new remake of A Star Is Born. Here are some of my suggestions for the female lead. Or maybe it's not a woman.

Lord of the Rings on the subway

How cool is that Lord of the Rings-themed mock signage in the subway? I asked the man behind it a few questions here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Small Mouth Sounds

I can't recommend enough Bess Wohl and Rachel Chavkin's new show at Ars Nova. My review's here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Heidi Chronicles

Maybe it was just too perfect to actually work: Turns out the pairing of Elisabeth Moss and The Heidi Chronicles doesn't pan out. My review's here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Tough luck for Posterity, an old-fashioned period drama that comes out at a time when the genre is being dynamited by the likes of An Octoroon and Hamilton. My review's here.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Josephine and I + Cabaret redux

Cush Jumbo's tribute to Josephine Baker, Josephine and I, makes for a wonderful evening of performance (my review's here). What I would give to see what Jumbo's take as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, because Sienna Miller doesn't quite cut it as the latest Kit Kat Club chanteuse (click here for my third review of the re-revival).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Liquid Plain

Naomi Wallace's latest at Signature is ambitious — not a couch play! — but so frustrating. My review's here.

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Audience

Anglophiles will eat up The Audience, and so will admirers of Helen Mirren (I'm in the second camp only). My review's here.

The Returned

The American remake of The Returned (Les Revenants) has landed. My question is: why? Click here for my review.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Jessie Mueller leaves 'Beautiful'

It's been a long, great ride for Jessie Mueller. My piece on her pre-departure thoughts is here while the one on the new Carole King, Chilina Kennedy, is here.

Fish in the Dark

Can't do better than the Post's headline aces here: Larry David delivers Larry David-ness. Click here for my review.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Paradiski feature

It was a pleasure exploring the Paradiski resorts in January — although a couple of days for La Plagne and Les Arcs isn't nearly enough. Click here for all the ski goodness.

The Mystery of Love and Sex

I was really happy to see Diane Lane onstage, but why didn't we get Sweet Bird of Youth?  My review of The Mystery of Love and Sex is here.