Author Archives: carey

Desperate Measures

How does one take a noted problem play by Shakespeare filled with abuses of political power and flagrant inequality between the sexes and somehow transform it into a two-hour musical comedy that, despite the aforementioned problems, is utterly zany, ridiculously … Continue reading


How One Man Turned His Love For Theater Into A Grammy-Winning Company

Originally published on Forbes.com View this story online “It’s almost like I had a crystal ball,” Van Dean reflected. “If you look at a lot of the things I’ve done over the past 20 years, a lot of the courses … Continue reading


Navigating Through the Darkness in The Seafarer

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  Irish Rep revives Conor McPherson’s Tony-nominated play The Seafarer, Conor McPherson’s tale of despair and redemption on a drunken Christmas Eve, is a decidedly male affair. In fact, according to Ciarán … Continue reading


Angels in America Conquers Broadway Again

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  Now in revival, Tony Kushner’s shattering diptych proves as relevant as it was in 1991. Angels in America is a confusing work in many ways. Ghosts haunt the living, characters encounter … Continue reading


How Staying Free From Corporate Funding Helps R.Evolución Latina Work Around The World

Originally published on Forbes.com View this story online  When asked about the future of R.Evolución Latina, founder and director Luis Salgado answered without hesitation: His plan for the organization he helped to create is for it to no longer need to … Continue reading


An Apology

Regarding my piece for the Washington Post on interfaith relationships: I am truly sorry I offended so many. It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs, and my … Continue reading


Get in, Losers: We’re Learning How the Mean Girls Musical Got Made

Originally published on Vanity Fair Hollywood View this story online “Bitches get shit done!” Coming from soft-spoken Nell Benjamin, this foul language is slightly surprising. But the sentiment—first declared by Tina Fey in 2008 on Saturday Night Live, subbing in the word “stuff”—is fitting. Benjamin, a … Continue reading


A Perilous Flight From Afghanistan Skillfully Staged in Manhattan

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  An aura of mystery surrounds Flight. It begins with the quiet, wood-paneled elevator inside the McKittrick Hotel that transports audience members to a room resembling a narrow train car. As they … Continue reading


How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens — It’s fitting that Martyna Majok’s new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores … Continue reading


‘Let the Men Be as Bland as Possible’: An Interview With [Porto] Playwright Kate Benson

Originally published on The Village Voice View this story online  The world is not suffering from a shortage of thinkpieces and essays about urban millennial women. Analyses of relationships dependent on technology, reports of professional advancement (or lack thereof) while … Continue reading