Monday, April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015


My review of the new Showtime series Happyish, or at least its first three episodes, is here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Visit

If only for Chita Rivera, go go go to The Visit. My review's here.

Airline Highway

What a letdown Lisa D'Amour's new show is after the excellent Detroit. Click here for the full account.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Something Rotten!

Sitting at Something Rotten, it felt glaringly obvious: This is a big fat hit. Click here for my review.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My favorite meat and potatoes TV shows

Just that: TV's answer to comfort food from someone who watched all 10 episodes of The Last Ship this weekend. Click here for the list.

Living on Love

Renée Fleming and Douglas Sills are well matched in this new boulevard comedy. My review's here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fun Home redux

I'm very happy Fun Home is out there on Broadway, even if I don't share the delirious love many of my colleagues have for the show. My review's here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Orphan Black

As a promising show ever deteriorated as rapidly as Orphan Black? It seems as if its creators just don't realize why we all got hooked in the first place. My review of S3's first two eps is here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The King and I

What a gorgeous treat this revival is! Except for, you know, half of the title. More in my review here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Finding Neverland

After much advance publicity Harvey Weinstein's debut theatrical production has finally opened on Broadway. My unimpressed review is here.


I didn't care all that much for Peter Sarsgaard's previous stage outings at CSC but I was impressed with his take on Hamlet. Too bad the rest of the production wasn't as good as his performance. My review's here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It Shoulda Been You

Tough to see such a good cast wasted in such a non-starter of a show. My review's here.

Monday, April 13, 2015


Nothing can top Ingmar Bergman's Ghosts, seen at BAM in 2003, but Lesley Manville is pretty damn good in Richard Eyre's production. My review's here.

An American in Paris

An American in Paris aims for something elusive on Broadway: beauty. A little bit of brawn would have helped, too. My review's here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

interview with Anna Chlumsky

I'd been familiar with Anna Chlumsky's career, of course, but I gained a new appreciation for her after seeing her in David Adjmi's 3C. Click here for my brief chat with Chlumsky, as Veep starts again.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Clinton The Musical

Thank god for Kenneth Starr, who tried to sink Clinton -- The Administration but almost saves Clinton -- The Musical. Click here for my review.

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall is long and feels longer. There's a limit to my taste for British period drama, and this show is pushing at it. My review's here.

Thursday, April 09, 2015


Gentrification comes to the Public Theater in the new play Buzzer. My lukewarm review's here.


I have a feeling I'm going to be an outlier for not hating Gigi. Click here for my guardedly positive review.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Hand to God redux

I preferred Hand to God off-Broadway, the way I prefer seeing a band in a small club rather than an arena. Still, it's a fab show that deserves to be where it is now. My rave is here.

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now

The sound in Laura Eason's play is neither undeniable nor right now (the action takes place in 1992). My review's here.


Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan as a former couple? Sorry, don't buy it. My review of the West End import is here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Music Hall

We don't often see plays by Jean-Luc Lagarce in New York, so this Music Hall at 59E59 is welcome. Especially since the production is quite good. My review's here.