Thursday, October 31, 2019


Many people assume critics enjoy writing pans, perhaps because they can be fun to read (case in point: Pete Wells' recent review of Peter Luger). I can guarantee I did not take any special pleasure in writing about Fear, but I hope you'll enjoy the review anyway.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


I checked out Theresa Rebeck's latest, Seared, which is now at MCC in a fancy production that allows for cooking onstage. Thataway for the Times review.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Two takes on Judy Garland

Two takes on Judy Garland impersonation, that is. I talked to Peter Mac and Sasha Velour about Garland's enduring appeal, what she means to them and how they perform her onstage. So much fun! Their respective shows couldn't be any more different but I love how they represent a certain continuum of queer culture. Click here for my Times feature.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Profile of Constanza Macras

It was a pleasure to talk to Constanza Macras, who's part of the Arts at MIT program this semester. Click here to discover someone who's pretty well known on the European dance-theater scene, yet still under the radar in the US.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Alia Shawkat's exit interview

Alia Shawkat's New York stage debut opened one day and closed the next. But it wasn't a flop destined to the wall of shame at Sardi's — The Second Woman was a 24-hour-long performance piece. I was lucky to talk to Shawkat immediately after the marathon ended. Click here for the amazing photos (and some words, too).

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Chasing Rainbows

This musical at Paper Mill Playhouse looks at the little girl who would go on to become Judy Garland — yes, it's an origin story. I went to New Jersey and brought back the deets for the Times, so step on the Yellow Brick Road right here.

Swan Lake

No, not that Swan Lake, precisely, but Michael Keegan-Dolan's very loose take on it. The show opened the Next Wave season at BAM, and it's pretty obvious that read as a statement of intent, it means we have flummoxing, genre-hybrid days ahead of us — which is good! Click here for my review.

Notes on My Mother's Decline

Uploading a link to this review from last week. I know, I know, I'm late, but life happened. Andy Bragen's play didn't entirely work for me, but I did like its dry, unsentimental — yet affectionate — tone. Thataway for the review.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Little Monsters

You'd think an Australian zombie comedy would be just right for me but unfortunately Little Monsters just isn't very good. Except for Lupita Nyong'o, that is. My review for the Times is here.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Dublin Carol

I reviewed Irish Rep's revival of Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol for the Times. Thataway please!