Friday, March 29, 2019

The Legend of Cocaine Island

I reviewed this colorful documentary for the Times (find my piece here). It's on Netflix, if you want a dose of Florida silliness this weekend.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Smart Blonde

I was really happy to see Andréa Burns in a starring role, even if she's a lot better than her vehicle. My review of Smart Blonde is here.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Southern Promises

A revival of Thomas Bradshaw's Southern Promises, from 2008, comes at time when playwrights look at slavery with renewed urgency (and often with breathtaking artistic inventiveness). My review is here.

Thursday, March 14, 2019


The Little Lord company harnessed its wild imagination in its most streamlined show yet — which doesn't make it the tamest. It was a lot of fun to review it for the Times.

Imagining Madoff

Deb Margolin uses Bernie Madoff and a scholar who looks a lot like Elie Wiesel to look at faith, conscience and guilt in her new show at 59E59. My review for the Times is here.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Which ski pass is best for you

Epic, IKON and the Mountain Collective have just gone on sale for next season, and I just wrote about them for the Times' travel section. If you're a skier, chances are good you need one of them. Some people I know get two.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Tribute to André Previn

Very excited to be part of the New York Times' collective tribute to André Previn. My contribution is about Valley of the Dolls and you can find it here.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

The Price of Thomas Scott

The Mint kicks off its Elizabeth Baker project rather inauspiciously with a play that hasn't been produced since its 1913 premiere — for a reason. Click here for my Times review.