Author Archives: carey

Mining the Depths of the Human Condition: An Interview with Melisa Annis about “Pit”

“Hiraeth,” a Welsh word that has no translation, provided great inspiration for playwright Melisa Annis. The word represents the feeling of being homesick and longing for one’s homeland, and Annis, who described the feeling of “Hiraeth” as inspiring, said, “The … Continue reading


Moose Murders

Any show that opens with a man wearing a fanny pack, un-ironically, needs to re-think its approach. And Moose Murders, the revival of the infamous 1983 flop, boasts both an un-ironic fanny pack and a serious lack of thought in … Continue reading


Hell Hath No Fury Like a Blogger Impassioned – Why Do “Angry Women” Scare People So Much?

The philosopher Aristotle once said, “We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time.” But what … Continue reading


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The bed’s the thing in this play. Oh, and the woman in it. That much is clear from the first moment of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, currently playing at the Richard Rogers Theater. This revival of Tennessee Williams’ … Continue reading


Free Tickets Giveaway! Enter to Win Tickets to Miranda Huba’s “Candy Tastes Nice”

Cole Porter wrote “Love for Sale,” but that’s not what Miranda Huba will be auctioning off in Candy Tastes Nice, her one-woman show about a young woman selling her virginity to help pay for her student loans. Written by Huba, … Continue reading


Picnic

“It’s so hot and still,” says one character in Picnic, William Inge’s 1953 drama currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater. While the character is speaking of the weather on a sultry labor day weekend, the same could be … Continue reading


Twelve Simple Ways to Ruin a Night at the Theater

We all have our secret hopes and dreams, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of us share the same dream – to be screamed at from Patti LuPone on a Broadway stage. LuPone, who is known for her dramatic … Continue reading


The Other Place

Nothing is as it seems in The Other Place, the beautifully cyclical drama by Sharr White currently in performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. A somber, but not sentimental, tale of a woman and a family struggling with loss … Continue reading


“Tomorrow” after “Annie” and Studio 54 – An Interview with Broadway Star Andrea McArdle

Rainy days and Mondays don’t get Andrea McArdle down. The Tony-nominated actress, who has been working steadily onstage since making her Broadway debut in 1977, is returning 54 Below, the new performance space located underneath Studio 54, to give a … Continue reading


“Fifty Shades of Grey” Musical To Play Off-Broadway! I Gasp.

I think we all knew that a Fifty Shades of Grey musical was inevitable. Thank goodness the one that will premiere at the Gramercy Theater in New York is a satire. I am not a fan of the Fifty Shades … Continue reading