Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best theater of 2016

With just a few hours left to 2016, here's a list of my favorite shows of the year. Some new names, some older ones still doing great work; some Off Broadway, some on, and some Off that will be On soon enough. It was a good year, at least when it comes to the stage.

And so, in alphabetical order:

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
The Crucible
Dear Evan Hansen
Julius Caesar. Spared Parts.
Miles for Mary
Ride the Cyclone
Underground Railroad Game
The Wolves

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Edward Gorey's eccentric life matched his eccentric output, and this new show pays him lovely homage. My review for the Times can be found here.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Favorite theater moments of 2016

I'm very excited to be part of the New York Times' roundup of theatrical moments that marked 2016. And how could I not mention Isabelle Huppert? It's her year! Click here for the fun.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Private Manning Goes to Washington

What would happen if Chelsea Manning chatted with Obama? What would happen if the late hacktivist Aaron Swartz wrote a play about it? My review of this show (not written by Swartz!) is here.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Where to ski in the West

Well hellooooo, Long Island! So pleased to be in Newsday, especially writing about one of my favorite topics: skiing! Click here for my short-and-sweet guide to some western resorts.

Theatre for One

The last time I went to Theatre for One, its mobile booth was in Times Square. Now it's in the Signature's lobby, but the experience remains daunting in its own way. My review is here.