Thursday, June 25, 2015

A New Brain

I adored A New Brain when I saw it in 1998, but I'm not sure it's aged that well. My take on the Encores! revival is here.

Wayward Pines

After reviewing the early episodes, I checked back on Wayward Pines. And it's still good! Click here for what makes the show work.

Friday, June 19, 2015

My favorite French Touch tracks

OK, so this is far from exhaustive but it's a good sampler. And sure, I include Stardust -- it's still great! Click here for the fun house.

Significant Other

Joshua Harmon's new play is a lot of fun but so conventional under its contemporary trappings. My review's here.

Doctor Faustus

Chris Noth and Zach Grenier star in a brave attempt that doesn't land. My review of the CSC revival is here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Deutschland 83

My review of the new German series, about Cold War spy games between East and West Germany.


Dave Malloy's new one is maybe a little too diffuse for my taste but man, the guy can write songs! My review's here.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Qualms

Bruce Norris' new dark comedy doesn't dig very deep but it's pretty entertaining. My review's here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

10 Out of 12

Anne Washburn's latest is so typical of her approach: offbeat and smart, with a gimmick that's so much more than just a gimmick. My review's here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait

It's rare that the production values are better than the play itself in cash-starved off-Broadway theaters, but that's exactly what happens at this frustrating show. My review's here.


Cuddles is a strong contender for the year's top 10. I won't soon forget it. My review's here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Interview with Blanca Li

I chatted with choreographer Blanca Li about some of the music videos and commercials she's worked on. Fun chat here!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Looking back at the 2015 Tonys

History is made at night, as they put it in Bombshell. And that's what happened at this year's Tonys. Click here for my wrap-up.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Thursday, June 04, 2015


Mary-Louise Parker's mannerisms are not to everyone's taste but if you enjoy her, Heisenberg is a vehicle worth hopping on. My review's here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Thank god the title of Alan Cumming's cabaret show is deceiving and the setlist isn't all tearjerkers. My review is here.

The Spoils

Jesse Eisenberg finally took the familiar character he always plays to his logical extreme and came up with a fine indictment of the contemporary entitled, narcissistic man-child — and his best play  yet. My review's here.

Monday, June 01, 2015

A Human Being Died That Night

Good vs. evil: It just doesn't get old, does it? My review of the new Apartheid-themed play is here.