Monday, February 26, 2018

New Georges tackles sound

I reviewed a double bill of sound-centric new plays for the Times. As you may know, I'm frustrated by theater's lack of interest in the possibilities of sound, so it was rewarding to catch shows that at least try to make the most of it. Click here for my critic's notebook.


I can't believe the title of Andrew Lloyd Webber's autobiography doesn't have an exclamation mark but there you go. I had a ton of fun reviewing it for Newsday. All the Cats action you'd want is here.

Sunday, February 25, 2018


Another play about women and sports, but I'm not complaining — we have a lot to catch up after decades of disinterest. My review of Athena for the Village Voice is up here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Deirdre O'Connell is a living treasure of the New York stage. Every time she's in a show, I know that show will have at least one thing going for it. Right now she's in Terminus and...well, read my New York Times review here.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Against the Hillside

Going to EST is always a bit of a trip, often in more ways than one. A few days ago (sorry for the delay posting, I was otherwise engaged), I reviewed Against the Hillside for the Times.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Interview with Nina Hoss

Like most Americans familiar with her work, I discovered Nina Hoss in the Christian Petzold movies Barbara and Phoenix. It was a real treat to interview her before her star turn in Returning to Reims. Thataway for my chat with one of my favorite contemporary actors.