Thursday, March 31, 2016

It doesn't really matter who dies on The Walking Dead

If you see The Walking Dead as an exercise in hopeless nihilism, it really doesn't matter who dies on Sunday's season finale. Click here and see if you agree with my reasoning.

Monday, March 28, 2016

One of the most boring Walking Dead episodes ever

I have a very high tolerance for detours on The Walking Dead, but last night's episode was a time-killing dud. My review's here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bright Star

I found Bright Star charming but a couple of tonal hiccups really surprised me. As when news of infanticide is greeted with a mellow little ditty. If there ever was an opportunity for a murder ballad -- especially considering that the score is country/bluegrass -- this was it. My review's here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dry Powder

Dry Powder scored a deluxe cast: Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria. Too bad the play itself isn't as sharp as it thinks it is. My review's here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How Mark Ballas stopped smoking

I can't believe Mark Ballas lasted that long on DWTS with a pack-a-day habit. Click here for more.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Denise bites the dust on The Walking Dead

I won't lie: I'm cheesed off that Carl got shot in the eye and got a cool patch, while Denise got shot in the eye and got a fresh grave. As for Carol, can we have any character coherence? Is that too much to ask? My take on last night's episode of The Walking Dead is here.

Friday, March 18, 2016

This week's picks: She Loves Me and The Robber Bridegroom

It was a great week for revivals as I saw She Loves Me and The Robber Bridegroom back to back. Completely different shows, and both incredibly pleasurable. My joint review's here.

Interview with Timothy Olyphant

I've been an Olyfan (sorry!) since 1996, when I saw him in Santaland Diaries. I finally got to talk to him in conjunction with his return to the Atlantic, in Kenneth Lonergan's lovely Hold On to Me Darling. Click here for the interview.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A crowd of morons riled up Whoopi Goldberg

Rarely have I been as pissed off by an audience as I was last night, when a horde of cretins mistook White Rabbit Red Rabbit for an amusement-park ride. Read on for what happened.

Monday, March 14, 2016

This week's Walking Dead

We all thought Carol had fully embraced her blood-thirsty ruthlessness but maybe it's not been that easy on her after all. More thoughts on this week's episode here.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Eclipsed and Blackbird

I saw Eclipsed and Blackbird on consecutive nights, and as bleak as those plays are, it's amazing to see these women's stories on Broadway. My joint take is here.

This week's pick: Disaster!

Disaster! suffers a bit in its move to Broadway — this is the kind of show that belongs in a smaller space — but I still had a very fun time. Not so much at The Royale. Click here for more.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Interview with Julie Delpy

it was a real treat to chat with Julie Delpy, who's smart and opinionated. My feature is here.

This week's picks are Familiar and Red Speedo

This week's picks are Danai Gurira's Familiar and Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo. On the other hand, don't feel like you have to go to Pericles or Dot. Click here for the low-down.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Son of a Backstreet Boy

Baylee Littrell, the son of Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell, is making his Broadway debut in Disaster! How could I not chat with him? Click here for more.