Monday, December 25, 2023

Waitress The Musical The Movie

 It's not called that but it should be. Click here for my review of the live capture of Sara Bareilles in her own musical, Waitress.

My favorite sci-fi movie of the year

Is it a masterpiece? No. Is it sneakily smart? Yes. Does it creep up on you? Absolutely. No One Will Save You is my favorite science-fiction movie of the year by far — and I watch a lot of movies in that genre. I wrote about it in my sci-fi column for the Times then again as my year-end pick. Thataway for my blurb and those of the other three genre columnists.

Science-fiction to stream in December

The latest installment of my science-fiction column is out, with five more indie and under-the-radar movies to stream this month. Go get 'em here

Best theater moments of 2023

It's always interesting to look back at the year in theater and see what stuck with me. Others shared some of my favorites (Laura Collins-Hughes on Jessica Chastain's exiting the stage at the end of A Doll's House, for example), and I got to write a few of my own. Head to the compilation, which is over here.

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Sleeping Beauty

 ONEOFUS and Abrons are teaming up for another panto! This year they're doing Sleeping Beauty and I wrote a preview for the Times. I could not have been happier at that rehearsal. Thataway for the naughty fun.

Friday, December 01, 2023

Holiday movies of 2023

They're baaaaack! My annual roundup of streaming holiday movies is back. The winner this year: Candy Cane Lane. That one and more are here.

Panto is back at Abrons Arts Center

 It's that time of the year: The Panto Project is back at Abrons! I wrote a preview of Sleeping Beauty for the Times and after watching a rehearsal, I can't wait to see the actual show with a roomful with screaming kids. Click here for the article.

Science fiction for November

Here's a link to my November sci-fi column. They keep coming! 

Interview with Qui Nguyen

I've long been a fan of Qui Nguyen's work so it's always a pleasure to catch up with him. Click here for the goods — and yes, it's a gift link.

Florencia en al Amazonas

I love sitting in at rehearsals and frankly the Met Opera is right up there in terms of sheer delight. I got to watch them run through the entirety of their production of Florencia en el Amazonas for this preview feature. Total treat.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

OK, I have been completely terrible about posting links to my articles! Here's a whole batch to catch up. And I'm going to do my darnedest to remember to include gift links.


First off is my review of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott. Mixed, as they say.