Friday, July 28, 2017

The Bubbly Black Girl

I'd missed Kirsten Childs' The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin back in 2000 but I loved Robert O'Hara's production for Encores! Off-Center. My review for Newsday is here.

Monday, July 24, 2017

New York Musical Festival

I sampled three shows at the New York Musical Festival, and wrote about them for the Times. Click here for my take. More to come on NYMF, I'm sure!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Martin Denton, Martin Denton

I went down to the Kraine to check out this double-named tribute to the godfather of a certain kind of Off Off Broadway scene. Click here for my review.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Three Musketeers

Classical Theatre of Harlem is doing The Three Musketeers outdoors and I reviewed it for the Times. Click here for my take on this take — featuring a Mademoiselle D'Artagnan!

Friday, July 14, 2017


And here's my review of Sondheim's Assassins at City Center, for Newsday! I can't say the production worked, but I had a swell time because 1) the score and 2) the cast. I especially enjoyed the scenes between Erin Markey and Victoria Clark, a meeting of downtown alt-cabaret and Broadway establishment (both worthy institutions of course).

Friday, July 07, 2017

Profile of Cole Escola

After years following Cole Escola's career, I finally got to write about him for the Times. Very happy about that one! Click here for the story.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sampling Soulpepper's wares on Canada Day

I spent Canada Day with Toronto's Soulpepper company. Many hours of Canadian immersion, and I couldn't have been more interested. Click here for the lowdown.