Sunday, May 31, 2015

Geneva Carr

Click here for my short piece on Geneva Carr, who is making quite the Broadway debut in Hand to God.

Friday, May 29, 2015


I'm not the biggest fan of biopics, bioplays, biomusicals, biotech, but Cagney goes down easy. My review's here.

An Act of God

Playing God is actually below Jim Parsons' skill set. My review of his latest Broadway show is here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The best and worst of Eurovision 2015

As Eurovision fans know, the best and worst are often the same thing at the contest. This year didn't disappoint. Click here for my selection.

The Other Thing

The Other Thing is what happens when you won't commit to your topic. My review of this dull show is here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Sound and the Fury

The bad news is that The Sound and the Fury is confusing. The good news is that it doesn't matter. My review of Elevator Repair Service's Faulkner staging is here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesdays at Tesco's

The play itself isn't all that great but Simon Callow is well worth a trip to 59E59. My review's here.


Hand to God and now Permission: Robert Askins is my favorite bard of American repression! My review of his new show is here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Way We Get By

I've become a Neil LaBute fan but this new one feels not quite finished. My review's here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Six key David Guetta team-ups

I picked six key David Guetta team-ups that have appeared on his own records, not other artists'. Click here for some big beats.

Monday, May 18, 2015

What I Did Last Summer

A.R. Gurney's What I Did Last Summer isn't that great of a play, but it got a very nice production at Signature. My review's here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thoughts on The Good Wife's season finale

Of course there was no way The Good Wife could top its stellar season 5, but the show did flounder this past year. My thoughts on the season finale are here.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Cool Hand Luke

I'm on board with what the Godlight company is doing (stage adaptations of iconic novels), but Cool Hand Luke is just half a success. My review's here.

Thursday, May 07, 2015


Zoe Wanamaker and John Turturro can't really sing but they can zorba! My review's here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Dinner with the Boys

Fans of flaming turkeys may want to check out Dinner with the Boys just to see what an excruciatingly bad show looks like. My review's here.


It's not taking anything away from Dael Orlandersmith's experience to say that the exploration of her childhood in her new show is harrowing but also strangely banal. Click here for my review.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Why success is killing Veep and House of Cards

As soon as their main protagonists got what they wanted — ie they became president — House of Cards and Veep went down the drain. Click here for my column about it.

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

I've had issues with Fiasco's previous shows but the company's approach works really well with this Shakespeare comedy. My review's here.