Author Archives: carey

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


Revolutionary Women – An Interview with “Your Colonel” Actresses Jessica Renee Russell and Heather Cunningham

Passion and politics are often intertwined, and Your Colonel, a new play by Montgomery Sutton, explores that fusion during the American Revolution. Premiering as a part of the Metropolitan Founders Festival, Your Colonel chronicles the relationship between young Aaron Burr … Continue reading


Giving My Regards to Broadway

As I think about the upcoming season of Broadway, I feel excited but also a little saddened. Much of what will be produced are revivals, and many of these revivals are limited-time runs featuring big-name stars. I can’t help but … Continue reading


Inspired by Independence – “Katharine Hepburn – Dressed For Stage and Screen”

This weekend I just may have to purchase a pantsuit. After visiting the New York Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibit “Katharine Hepburn – Dressed for Stage and Screen” last night, I am motivated to rethink my style. I may … Continue reading


Fifty Shades of Feminism – A Response to E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”

SPOILER ALERT I will admit it. I have read all three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I am not admitting this because I am ashamed of my sexual desires or even because I feel the need to … Continue reading


Top 10 Shows of 2012

As the year comes to an end, we love to look back at the highlights of the past twelve months. Throughout 2012, I had the privilege of seeing so many incredible performances while covering the New York theater beat for … Continue reading