Thursday, June 20, 2019

EST one-act plays marathon

I dropped by EST to check out Series C of their annual one-act festival and I have to say, that wasn't the strongest batch. Check out my Times review for more info.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

9 films and opera that defined Franco Zeffirelli

It was fun to dig into the Zeffirelli stash on YouTube for this Times piece. Click here for the article and then follow the links — you won't be able to unsee and unhear what lurks behind them.

Friday, June 14, 2019


Crystal Skillman's Open isn't the most uplifting play for Pride month but hey, it's really good! Besides, you owe it to yourself to see whatever Megan Hill's doing. Click here for my review.

Murder Mystery

Look, it's an Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston caper, and I got to review it for the Times! I was hoping for some kind of National Lampoon's European Vacation but alas, it went in another direction. Click here for the review.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Oscar at the Crown

Oscar Wilde, The O.C., The Real Housewives of Orange County, the apocalypse —it's all in Oscar at the Crown. Does it work? Weeeellllll… Click here for my review of this new musical for the Times.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Exit interview with Donna Marie Asbury

Donna Marie Asbury just left Chicago after 22 years with the show — first in the tour and then in the Broadway company. It was a treat to speak with her a couple of hours before she stepped on the Ambassador stage for the last time. Click here for the goods.

The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda

I reviewed Ishmael Reed's new play about what's missing from Hamilton: click here for the review.