Author Archives: carey

When We Go Upon the Sea

Even after seeing When We Go Upon the Sea , I’m not sure what exactly does happen. Lee Blessing’s ambitious, but muddled, imagination of George W. Bush the night before being tried at International Court of Justice at The Hague … Continue reading

Falling For Eve

It’s bright and pretty and loud, but it’s not enough. Falling For Eve, the ambitious new musical in performances at the Theater at S. Peter’s Church, puts forth a valiant effort, but the weak material overshadows the strong performances, resulting … Continue reading

Next To Normal

The playbills at Next to Normal should come with a warning: “The show you are about to see may result in overwhelming sadness, uncontrollable tears or a desire to call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and tell … Continue reading

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

It’s a long journey, but it’s worth the trip. The York Shakespeare Company’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a lengthy but well-acted, swiftly staged, heartfelt production of one of the greatest and most challenging works … Continue reading


Phone rings, door chimes, in comes another revival of Sondheim…and it is a very welcome one. John Doyle’s production of Company, currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, is a delightful addition to the season of revivals on Broadway. Company, … Continue reading


It’s a drama. No, it’s a satire. No, it’s a modern-day political comedy. No, it’s a story of a family. Or maybe it’s all of these. Or none of them. It’s impossible to tell. Equivocation, an ambitious new play by … Continue reading


It seems all too easy to use a baseball metaphor when describing the Broadway revival of Fences, August Wilson’s play currently in performances at the Cort Theater. The story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player, Fences welcomes … Continue reading

A Streetcar Named Desire

This ride isn’t for the faint of heart. The bare-bones, brutal production of A Streetcar Named Desire, currently in performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, is an unapologetic, harsh picture of deception and domestic violence, at their … Continue reading

Guys and Dolls

In this day and age, everyone is scaling back. Expenses are being cut down in any way they can, whether it’s drinking the office coffee instead of going to Starbucks, or holding off on buying that new pair of shoes … Continue reading


It is Rose’s turn, indeed. And not just during the closing song of the show, which happens to have that title. It is Rose’s turn the entire night at this production of Gypsy. Currently playing at the St. James Theater, … Continue reading