Sunday, August 30, 2015

Guide to the US Open

What, you've never been? Here are some reasons why this year a good one for a visit.

A Delicate Ship

Technically speaking A Delicate Ship isn't bad but it also represents a lot of what I dislike about current American drama: it's over-workshopped, safe, overly planned. My review's here.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Whorl Inside a Loop

Don't miss Sherie Rene Scott and Dick Scanlan's new show, if only for its fantastic cast. My review's here.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sense of an Ending

Not much to say about this show, other than the writing is too dull to rise to the story's challenges. My review's here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Love & Money

A.R. Gurney kinda phoned in his new show -- feels like he rotary-dialed it, too. My review's here.

More Fear the Walking Dead

The cast of Fear the Walking Dead may be new, but the characters will be familiar to Walking Dead fans. Read on.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beautiful redux

Chilina Kennedy fares better in Beautiful than Taye Diggs does in Hedwig. The shows are very different beasts in terms of what sells them, though. My re-review is here.

Interview with Alycia Debnam-Carey

I chatted with the young Aussie star about her role on Fear the Walking Dead, with a little extra on The 100. Click here for the goods.

Mercury Fur

I wasn't overly impressed by Philip Ridley's play, which is just empty pose. And the production isn't well acted, either. My review's here.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead

The Walking Dead prequel is here, and I like it! My review of the first two episodes is here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


I'd had my doubts about the scope of Annie Baker's talent -- so far her plays have struck me as well-crafted but minor. John finally convinced me. Read my review here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Cymbeline is a decent offering from Shakespeare in the Park but it'd be great if we could get new casts and creatives next year. My review's here.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Hamilton redux

Broadway suits Hamilton: the show looks very spiffy under brighter lights. I still have problems with it, but since I'm the only one... My review's here.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Meryl Streep's best singing performances

I ranked Meryl Streep's best singing performances, all of which are probably better than Ricki and the Flash. Click here for the goods.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Odd Birdz

Israeli company Tziporela brings its brand of whimsical sketch comedy to NY. My review's here.