Sunday, September 27, 2020

Elephant Room — Dust From the Stars

 Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo's sequel to Elephant Room is so, so good! I hope they bring it back for a longer run because this is the first Zoom show I've seen with a genuine theatricality. My review is here.

Streaming theater: catty birthdays and lessons in survival

 I am in the middle of putting together a music-article with some complicated moving parts so I forgot to link to my latest streaming-theater column, which came out last week. Lots of stuff is still available so check it out.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Interview with Róisín Murphy

 Drop everything and read my profile of Róisín Murphy, the Irish maverick who's been blazing her own path for 25 years now!

Interview with Kara Young

I talked to Kara Young, one of New York's most vital actresses, a little before the airing of Bulrusher, the Eisa Davis play in which she takes on the title role. If you go to the theater on a semi-regular basis, perhaps you saw Young in Syncing Ink, The New Englanders, All the Natalie Portmans or Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven. And in that case, you remember her. Thataway for the article.

Monday, September 14, 2020


Aside from Black Summer, my favorite zombie offerings of the past couple of years have been from South Korea, namely Train to Busan and Kingdom. While #Alive does not quite reach those heights, it's still a very good addition — and I loved the bit about bleeding eyes being a symptom of infection, a nice visual touch. My review is here.

Streaming theater after six months

On the six-month anniversary of Broadway shutting down, I did another roundup of streaming theater. (Not that Broadway is all American theater but for my purposes it's a good enough symbol.) Click here — quite a few of the shows I mention are still viewable.

How to change theater

 What a joy to join the Times' hive mind as we cooked up ways to save theater. "Pie in the sky," they said — so I went for it. Lots of food for thought here.