Author Archives: carey

The Three Sisters

Whoever said Russians are cold-hearted creatures hasn’t seen The Three Sisters. The new staging from the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg, Russia, which can be seen at the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through next Saturday, … Continue reading

Lauren Elder Talks Broadway, Ukuleles and Getting Naked

Lauren Elder’s path to songwriting did not begin with a brilliant moment of inspiration or shattering heartbreak. Instead, her introduction to playing the ukulele and writing her own music began with nudity. When preparing to audition for the role of … Continue reading

End of the Rainbow

It’s a love story, but not the kind you would expect to find on Broadway. Peter Quilter’s play End of the Rainbow, which visits Judy Garland close to the end of her life, is a disturbing exploration of the famous … Continue reading

Peter and the Starcatcher

In the years that have passed since childhood, the magic of a bedtime story has not faded. In fact, its seemingly mystical ability to transform and delight might have grown. And an opportunity to shake the dust off this experience … Continue reading


“Who would underestimate the actress now?” is asked of the titular character in the revival of Evita, currently in performances at the Marquis Theater. Well, one person, at least. That would be me. The Broadway revival of the musical about … Continue reading

The Mikado

It almost felt wrong to laugh this much at an opera. Sure, The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a comedy, but the performance by The Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall on Monday night, featuring an inspired line-up of Broadway … Continue reading

The Best Man

The times they are a-changing’ – at least in some ways. In others, they have not changed at all. While America may be steeped in nostalgia for “the good old days” and “the greatest generation,” and while Mad Men’s return … Continue reading

“Nice Work If You Can Get It” – Kelli O’Hara Talks Mean Girls and “The Mikado”

I would never associate Kelli O’Hara with Mean Girls. The actress, who has been performing on Broadway since 2000, is known for her blonde hair, big smile and warm, lilting soprano. In many of her roles, she has played ingenues … Continue reading


Billy Joel, take note. A group of angry young men has invaded the Nederlander Theater, where the musical adaptation of Newsies is carrying the banner. After a run at the Papermill Playhouse this past summer, the Disney Theatrical Productions adaptation … Continue reading

Drew Larimore Discusses Trolls, Fairy Tales, Lea DaLaria and the Premiere of “Out of Iceland”

Drew Larimore doesn’t like fairy tales. The playwright, whose latest show, Out of Iceland, is receiving its off-Broadway premiere at Walkerspace by Alfred R. Kahn, in association with Culture Project, has never read Lord of the Rings and does not … Continue reading