Friday, October 20, 2023

Adèle Haenel

I drove up to Chatham (my first time there, and it was great) to see L'Étang and talk to Adèle Haenel and Gisèle Vienne. I highly recommend a chat with these two if you want a bracing conversation, and I have the biggest respect for their commitment. Click here for the story.

My 10 with Tituss Burgess

One of my favorite parts about Zooming with Tituss Burgess was watching one of his dogs clamber all over him. Click here for the list of 10 things he loves.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Could this show have been hatched just for me? It covers so many of my interests. David Adjmi is finally back with a new play in New York, and what a doozy it promises to be! My preview of Stereophonic for the Times is here.

Solo shows for the fall

I rounded up solo offerings for the New York Times. And there are quite a few of good ones to hit the NYC stages this fall. Click here for the list.

Dicks — The Musical

This movie is what happens when people try way too hard. But hey, we get Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally together, and they looked to be having more fun than in It's Only a Play! My review is here.

Monday, October 02, 2023

October sci-fi

Headlining this month's sci-fi column is No One Will Save You, which I love. See it on Hulu! That movie and more in the new batch here.

Dmitry Krymov at La MaMa

The Russian writer and director Dmitry Krymov is presenting a pair of new shows at La MaMa and I would urge anybody interested in theater to attend. I expand on that notion in a critic's notebook for the Times.

Dracula, a Comedy of Terrors

Based on multiple experiences, I'm going to theorize that vampires do a lot better onstage when they intentionally make us laugh. My review of the new play Dracula, a Comedy of Terrors is up.