Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Going on a ski road trip

Now that many of us skiers have a multi-resort pass, how can we make the most of them? I hit the road for the Times' travel section in February and lived the dream: ate breakfast burritos, skied bumps and powder, locked myself out of the car… Oh, now you want to read the article?

Musicals need to go bigger

I wrote in praise of big, broad, possibly nonsensical musicals for the Times — and why Moulin Rouge! doesn't cut it, unlike We Will Rock You and Bat Out of Hell. Thataway for the fun.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

Lauren Gunderson's latest opens in NYC with a great cast: Francesca Faridany and Kate Mulgrew. My NY Times review is here.

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Inheritance

I reviewed Matthew Lopez's very long play for Newsday and in short: just see the first part. Click here for the full review.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lady and the Tramp

I wrote about the live-action remake of this 1955 movie for the Times. Come for the CGI-enhanced dogs, stay for the Margaret Keane joke. Thataway for the review.

Saturday, November 09, 2019


It was a great pleasure to be able to walk from my house to the Billie Holiday Theater in Bed-Stuy (even if Google Maps underestimated how long it would take and I barely made it) for this review.

Interview with Jeanine Basinger

It was great fun talking to Jeanine Basinger about her new book on the American musical for Kirkus. She made such a convincing case for Coppola's One from the Heart that I went out and watched. Er…the jury's still out on that one. Anyway, click here for our chat.