Thursday, August 30, 2018

Can critics learn to love the jukebox musical?

A tricky question, isn't it? I'd say jukebox musicals are like all shows: some work and others don't. In any case, it was a real delight to debate with the Times' theater team. Click here for the link.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Red Emma and the Mad Monk

Yay, summer discovery! There's an infectious, eccentric new musical at the Tank and you should see it, especially if you want to discover new voices. Note: I think this was my first use of "post-Michael Friedman." Click here for my review.


There is an unfortunate musical about the possible extinction of redheads at DR2, and I was there to review it for the Times.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Pretty Woman: The Musical

I reviewed Pretty Woman: The Musical for Newsday, and compared to most of the other takes, my take-down is almost a rave! Read for yourself here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Gettin' the Band Back Together

I reviewed this new musical for Newsday and...yikes! How is this even on Broadway when New World Stages is its natural habitat? Click here for the link.

Friday, August 10, 2018

What's in a show title?

Plenty, as it turns out -- whether that title is just one word or two dozen and nine exclamation marks. Click here for my piece in the Times about current trends in play titles.