Author Archives: carey

“Lysistrata Rape Play” – An Interview With Playwright Mariah MacCarthy

Mariah MacCarthy is no stranger to women and sex. The founder of Caps Lock Theater, who is also a playwright and director, is mounting her original work Lysistrata Rape Play in a fully-staged workshop at the Players Theatre. The production … Continue reading

Kinky Boots

A little spring may be in your step after seeing Kinky Boots, the musical adaptation of the 2005 movie currently in performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading

Lucky Guy

“You’re born, you die. Everything between is subject to interpretation,” according to one of the journalists in Lucky Guy, the affectionately nostalgic biography of New York City reporter and columnist Mike McAlary currently in performances at the Broadhurst Theater. Written … Continue reading

The Ride

Everyone’s a star on The Ride, the bus tour of Midtown New York that doubles as an improv show – even the bus itself. Created by Michael Counts, written by John Bobey and directed by Daniel Goldstein, this experience is … Continue reading

Complete Works of William Shakespeare in One Weekend – An Interview With Company’s Marathon 2013 Producer Winnie Lok

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in 90 Minutes is one thing, while the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in one weekend is entirely another. But that is exactly what Company’s Marathon 2013 is bringing: a free, non-stop, back-to-back reading … Continue reading

Cruel Intentions, with Apologies to Matilda

Originally published on View this story online In Matilda The Musical, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita play Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, the neglectful, TV-obsessed parents of everyone’s favorite child-genius heroine. With great zeal, the two berate their onstage daughter … Continue reading

Time Warping to the 1920s – Hank Stampfl, Dina Fanai and Kimberly Schafer Talk “Speakeasy Moderne”

Hearing “Let’s do the time warp again” might inspire more thoughts of Rocky Horror Picture Show than a burlesque performance, but Speakeasy Moderne, currently in performances at Stage 72, delivers a thoroughly delightful time warp that, after experiencing once, one … Continue reading

Hands on a Hardbody

“It’s much more than a truck,” the characters sing to the audience in the opening song of Hands on a Hardbody, the ambitiously simple new musical currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. It must be, if a 2 ½ … Continue reading

“The Memory Show,” Joe’s Pub, and Frozen Yogurt – An Interview with Leslie Kritzer

Frozen yogurt shops of New York, be warned: Leslie Kritzer will probably be coming your way very soon. The actor, who has been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Legally Blonde: The Musical, as well as numerous off-Broadway and regional … Continue reading

“Gift”ing 54 Below With a Repeat Performance – An Interview With Tony Nominee Christiane Noll

For Christiane Noll, music is a family thing. The musical theater actor, who has been seen on Broadway in Jekyll and Hyde, It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues, Ragtime and Chaplin, and who has released five solo CDs, grew up … Continue reading