Author Archives: carey

Angels in America – Part 1: Millennium Approaches

It may require divine intervention to get a ticket, but do whatever you can to see Angels in America, the stunningly heart-felt production currently in performances at the Signature Theatre Company. Tony Kushner’s two-part play, subtitled A Gay Fantasia on … Continue reading

La Bete

The world’s worst dinner guest is currently in residence at the Music Box Theatre, where an inspired revival of La Bete is in performances. Starring a maniac Mark Rylance and apparently infallible David Hyde Pierce, this production of David Hirson’s … Continue reading


I’ve never been a football fan. Playing in my high school marching band required to attend all of my high school football games but I rarely paid attention to the plays. I’ve never tuned to watch an NFL game by … Continue reading

The Language Archive

Silence is more meaningful than noise in The Language Archive, Julia Cho’s sentimentally sad show in performances at the Roundabout Theater Company’s Laura Pels Theater. Cho’s play tells the story of George (Matt Letscher), a linguist, and his wife Mary … Continue reading

The Divine Sister

Is anything sacred to Charles Busch? The prolific comedian has spoofed just about every genre there was over the years, from Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to Red Scare on Sunset, and now he has moved on to the Catholic Church. … Continue reading

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

For a play about sex, this show is certainly lacking passion. The Roundabout Theater’s revival of Mrs Warren’s Profession, Bernard Shaw’s famously scandalous play about the madam of a brothel and her disapproving daughter has been revived in an unfortunately … Continue reading

The Pitmen Painters

Have you seen the latest exhibit at the Metropolitan lately? No? Don’t worry. Just go to the Samuel J. Friedman Theater instead, where Lee Hall’s play The Pitmen Painters is offering a master class in artistic discussion and debate. Hall’s … Continue reading

Brief Encounter

Love is chaste and hushed in Brief Encounter, the quietly romantic play currently in performances at Studio 54. Drawn from the David Lean movie by the same name and the Noel Coward play Still Life this inventive, inspired play about … Continue reading

An Interview with Katie Holmes

Joey Potter is all grown up. Katie Holmes was well-known for her starring role on the hit television show Dawson’s Creek as the bookish, hyper-articulate best friend of the title character. The show ended in 2003, but the actress has … Continue reading

Me, Myself and I

“I’m not nice,” one of the two twins in Edward Albee’s new play Me, Myself and I, repeats frequently throughout the show. His statement is unnecessary, as it is quite clear that he has malicious intent from the first moment … Continue reading