Author Archives: carey


Texas is on the minds of many Americans as of late. A petition for the state to secede from the union was submitted last week, requesting the White House “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United … Continue reading

The Heiress

A stroll up a staircase has never looked better. And Jessica Chastain’s ascent up the onstage staircase in the final scene of The Heiress, currently in performances at the Walter Kerr Theater, is an inspiring moment in a play that … Continue reading

“Real Men” Advertisement for Madison Square Garden that Targets Broadway is Outdated and Offensive

A new advertisement for Madison Square Garden that is plastered all over Manhattan reads as follows: “It’s Friday night. You can either see a Broadway harness malfunction or you can watch real men fly.” Excuse me while I roll my … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“That wasn’t a very nice thing to say, Martha.” Few lines are as understated and accurate as this one, delivered early in the Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by Pam MacKinnon, this exhaustingly brilliant production from … Continue reading

Wild With Happy

Wild With Happy, a new play by writer/performer Colman Domingo and currently in performances at the Public Theater, is a bit like Disney World, the final destination of the play’s road trip – well-intentioned, sweet and fun, but just a … Continue reading

“Untying Love” – An Interview with Peggy Willens, Emma Berry and Nancy Hess

For Peggy Willens, being a pack rat has paid off. Years after working as a hospice volunteer, she still hadn’t thrown away the notebook filled with notes from her training. When taking a class on playwriting, she was inspired when … Continue reading

Cyrano de Bergerac

This Cyrano de Bergerac is a “rare being,” indeed. The latest revival of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play, currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater and starring the force of nature Douglas Hodge in the titular role, is a fresh … Continue reading

“Better Late than Never” – Stephen Mo Hanan Takes the Stage as King Lear

Throughout his years as an actor, Stephen Mo Hanan has performed in a wide range of roles, the variety of which is astounding. After originating the role of Aspara-gus/Growl-tiger in Cats, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, he … Continue reading


“This is a sad story,” states Karl, the plain-spoken German exterminator as he begins recounting events from his life. The same could be said before the first scene of Grace, the metaphysical dark comedy currently in performances at the Cort … Continue reading

The Best of Everything

“Some people have nothing better to do than gossip,”  states one character scornfully in