Sunday, November 27, 2022

More science fiction for November

Closing off November with another batch of streaming science-fiction movies for the New York Times. Natalie Morales for the win! Click here for the roundup.

The Rat Trap

Another review, this time of an obscure Noël Coward play now making its belated New York debut — courtesy of the Mint Theater, obviously. Thataway for the review.


I tackled David Cale's new play, which is at the Vineyard, for the New York Times, and I wished I'd liked it more. Although admittedly I'm still thinking about that cray-cray final plot twist! Click here for my review.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Old Man & The Pool

The Mike Birbiglia saga continues! Is he the funny Karl Ove Knausgård? Click here for my review of his new show at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

The English

I'd talked to Hugo Blick about The Honorable Woman back in 2014, and it was a pleasure chatting with him again for The English. Add Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer to the mix and you get one of my favorite shows of the year. Read on here.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Anne Bogart

What a treat to do an exit interview with Anne Bogart as the SITI Company ends its producing activities! Click here for some terrific insights after decades in the theater trenches.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

The Divine Miss M

It was an absolute pleasure to dive back into Bette Midler's debut album for Tidal. The Divine Miss M came out 50 years ago and hasn't aged one bit — maybe because it felt "old" to begin with. My piece is here.


I loved KPOP when I saw it Off Broadway five years ago — I wish I could have seen it five more times at least. The KPOP that is reopening at Circle in the Square has been largely reimagined, though. Why, and how? Read on.