Author Archives: carey

My Children! My Africa!

Hope has shown its audacity again in Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!, currently in performances at the Signature Theater. Fugard’s 1989 tale of teenage friendship during the beginning of an apartheid by the South African playwright is a story … Continue reading

It’s My Fault Because I Had a Drink? How Being Sexually Assaulted Introduced Me to Victim-Blaming Culture

I rarely think of myself as a victim. When I’ve faced challenges in my life, I’ve tried to avoid the word, thinking it sounded self-pitying and indulgent. But all that changed when I was sexually assaulted and mugged last month and was abruptly introduced to the culture of victim blaming. Continue reading

Anna Haas Talks “Crazy Is,” Birth Control and Broadway Roles

Former lovers of Anna Haas, beware. You may turn on the radio soon and hear a song that sounds a little too familiar. The 27 year old singer-songwriter from Nasvhille, Tennessee, whose album, Crazy Is, will be released later this … Continue reading

Broadway’s Future: Composer/Lyricist Steven Jamail

Award-winning composer Steven Jamail presented a collection of his works at Lincoln Center, performed by some of Broadway’s brightest, including stars from The Addams Family, Wicked, In the Heights, Sister Act, Catch Me if You Can, Les Miserables, The Book … Continue reading

The Caretaker

“He wasn’t even listening,” a lonely man says when he realizes another has secretly slipped out the door while he was talking. This could be read as a matter-of-fact statement, but when it is spoken – rather, shouted – by … Continue reading

Leap of Faith

And on the seventh day, God made Raul Esparza. Unfortunately, even he cannot perform miracles, as proven by Leap of Faith, the latest film-to-musical adaptation to hit Broadway. With songs by Alan Menken (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics) and a … Continue reading

2012 Tony Award Nominations – Josh Young, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris and More Talk to the Press

The 2012 Tony Award Nominations were announced on Tuesday, May 1. On Wednesday, May 2nd the nominees met with the press to discuss their reactions to being nominated. Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a … Continue reading

Don’t Dress for Dinner

“It’s all beige,” the woman next to me sighed when the curtain rose on the set of Don’t Dress for Dinner. Little did she know that John Lee Beatty’s set would be the least of her complaints regarding the Roundabout … Continue reading

Nice Work If You Can Get It

One of the more amusing moments of Nice Work If You Can Get It occurs when Eileen Evergreen, a rich, spoiled woman played by Jennifer Laura Thompson is relaxing in her bathtub (for what she says is the fourth hour), … Continue reading

Brendan Griffin Talks “Clybourne Park’s” Journey to Broadway

Good news for all the chatterboxes out there: there is one actor on Broadway who doesn’t mind if you’re loud in the audience. Brendan Griffin, currently making his Broadway debut in Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, has experienced a variety of … Continue reading