Author Archives: carey

Poll: What is the Best Musical Theater Love Song?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I want to know your favorite love songs from musical theater. Do you go for the classics, like “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, something a bit more wistful like “Send in the Clowns” from A … Continue reading


“If You Like Feeling Good, You Will Like PUSSYFEST” – An Interview with Playwright and Director Mariah MacCarthy

“It’s complacence that is the enemy, not violence,” says Mariah MacCarthy about activism in today’s culture, and she is out to fight this enemy. MacCarthy is a playwright and founder/director of CAPS LOCK THEATRE, a company dedicated to producing “funny, … Continue reading


Women of Will

“Why would a card-carrying feminist spend all her time with a dead white male?” Why, indeed? The answer, I am happy to report, can be found in Women of Will, Tina Packer’s exploration of women in the Shakespearean canon. Currently … Continue reading


Speakeasy Dollhouse

“Someone else is going to be killed!” “Oh, good!” Such a devil-may-care attitude may be surprising in everyday life, but it is completely suitable for Speakeasy Dollhouse, the immersive theater experience created by Cynthia von Buhler. Inspired by the murder … Continue reading


“Love Never Dies” – Neither Does Sexism in Andrew Lloyed Webber’s Sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”

SPOILER ALERT I didn’t have high expectations for Love Never Dies, but I still managed to be grossly disappointed. I will admit to being a passionate fan of The Phantom of the Opera when I was a child, and I … Continue reading


Athena Film Festival – Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein Talk Film and Feminism

I’m on the phone with two influential women in the entertainment industry. The founders of the Athena Film Festival, a celebration of women and leadership that is now in its third year, Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein are about to … Continue reading


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