Monday, July 18, 2022


I loved Jade Anouka's in Phyllida Lloyd's Shakespeare trilogy and today I wrote about her solo play, Heart. Click here for the review. 

Tenor Overboard

The Glimmerglass Festival teamed up with Ken Ludwig to create a Rossini jukebox musical. What a brilliant idea! I wrote about how they put it together and gosh, the show sounds so much fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Notre Dame de Paris

Arguably the most popular French stage musical after Les Misérables (discuss!) lands in NYC 24 years after it opened in Paris. I wrote a succinct primer about it and the wave of pop musicals that followed in France. Click here for your gateway to epic ballads.

White on White

Only a couple more days to see this terrific show at JACK in Brooklyn, a venue I'd love even if I wasn't able to walk to it from my apartment (and the Good Batch happens to be on the way). Click here for my Critic's Pick review.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

July's science-fiction column

This month's batch of streaming sci-fi movies is all over the map — though come to think of, that's pretty much the case every month! The new column is out so dig in!

Friday, July 08, 2022

The Rise and Fall of Jean-Claude Van Damme

The subject line is only part of the (very long) title of Timothy Haskell's latest show, which I reviewed for the Times. Onward with the arts!

Sunday, July 03, 2022


Titanic is the gift that keeps on giving, and now it's back with more Celine Dion. I mean, back on stage, of course. Thataway for my review of the new musical.