Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I gotta admit I love this title: Seagullmachine. So cool! Alas, I'm less fond of the show itself, an attempt to mash up The Seagull and Hamletmachine. My Times review is here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cheapskate's Guide to the Good Life

I contributed a couple of items to the Wall Street Journal's "Cheapskate Guide to the Good Life": Can you find them? The whole (cheap) enchilada is here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

We Live by the Sea

Here's what theater can do: tell a good, simple story in a good, simple way. You'd be amazed how hard it is to pull off, but the Patch of Blue company did just that. My review is here.

Angélica Liddell comes to New Jersey

The Spanish queen of theatrical transgression came to New Jersey: do you really think I'd have missed that show? My review for the Times is here.

My Fair Lady

The Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady is such a treat, and I got to review it for Newsday!

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Be More Chill phenomenon

Even if you follow musicals, you can be forgiven for not having heard of Be More Chill: After all, it only had a month-long run in NJ just under three years ago. Last year, however, the cast album took off, fueled by viral fan interest. I tracked it all in this Times feature.

King Lear

The RSC was back at BAM with Gregory Doran's King Lear, starring Antony Sher. My thoughts for the Times.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018


Billie Piper's performance is really all that, but I was also astounded by the level of skill and ingenuity in the sound and set designs. Frankly Yerma makes most NYC productions look a little clunky. Click here for my review.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Live from the Humana Festival

I flew down to Louisville for the Humana Festival and had a blast. What could be better than gorge on theater while staying in a hotel and not worry about cooking or making the bed? I will say that I'm happy Please and Thank You does not have a branch in NYC because their chocolate-chip cookies are now my favorite ever. It's hard to stop at just three, or 30. OK, and now just read my report for the Times.

Abba Gold in Salon

Psyched that Salon is featuring an excerpt from my book Abba Gold!