Author Archives: carey

Slut Shaming on “Pretty Little Liars” – My Guilty Pleasure Takes a Serious Turn

Pretty Little Liars is my guilty pleasure. I am frequently teased for enjoying the show, but I have always considered it to be much more intelligent than its name might imply. Based on a series of young adult novels by … Continue reading


A unique family portrait is being drawn in Slowgirl, Greg Pierce’s play currently in performances at the Claire Tow Theater, the latest addition to Lincoln Center’s performance spaces. The Claire Tow is located on top of the Vivian Beaumont but … Continue reading


The lethargic pace of a sweltering summer in the city can is being shaken by a burst of sizzling energy from Fela! the national touring production of the Tony Award winning musical that is playing a very limited run on … Continue reading

Wallace Shawn’s THE FEVER performed by David Shapiro

A one-night performance of the award-winning play “The Fever” by Wallace Shawn will be presented at Revolution Books as a benefit to save this unique bookstore. When actor David Shapiro introduced “The Fever” to Chicago in 1995, Shawn said, “I … Continue reading

Rape Culture on the MTA: A Rude Awakening on the 2/3 Train

Since when do disrespect and violence inspire applause? I must have missed the moment when sexually harassing people and violating their privacy became an entertaining and admirable action that our culture condones and applauds. Can someone fill me in on … Continue reading


Theater is often praised for its ability to portray real people in real situations. Good performances are generally regarded as ones that are honest and authentic. However, I am happy to report that there is one person on Broadway right … Continue reading

As You Like It

A rustic revelry is indeed taking place at the Delacorte Theater, where the first play featured in this year’s Shakespeare in the Park is in performances. This bouyant production of As You Like It, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is a … Continue reading

Cirque du Soleil: Zarkana

I don’t really know what happened, but I know it was beautiful. Zarkana, Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, is a breathtaking fusion of spectacle and theatrics with very little narrative to tie it together. But when one is being constantly … Continue reading

2012 Tony Awards – Red Carpet

Excitement was in the air on the red carpet of the 2102 Tony Awards, where the nominees were dressed to the nines and chatted with the media about their hopes for the night. Judy Kaye, who was nominated for Best … Continue reading

2012 Tony Awards – Media Room

Hope was the theme of the night as the winners come into the Tony Awards media room after accepting their trophies at the 2012 Tony Awards. Michael McGrath, who won Best Featured Actor in a Musical, said he would tell … Continue reading