Author Archives: carey


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


The desire for a revolution that was pulsing through America in the past few years seems to have waned recently. A young black man was elected President, Guantanamo Bay is being closed, and the morning after pill is now available … Continue reading

A Behanding in Spokane

There are a lot of things missing from Martin McDonagh’s new play, and, unfortunately, none of them are hands. Cleverly staged, swiftly directed and fortunately performed by a stellar company of actors, this dark comedy contains so many and varied … Continue reading


“Frailty, thy name is woman” Not in this Hamlet. Irony exists on several levels in Shakespeare’s tragedy, currently in performances in the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. There’s the situational irony of the audience knowing what the characters don’t know, … Continue reading

La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles Review By: Carey Purcell Spring seems to have come late to New York this year. The sun is shining but a cool breeze still lingers in the air. Those longing for a gentler climate should … Continue reading


His clothes are soaked in blood. Blood covers her face and hair. It even comes out of the faucet as she tries to wash her hands. Upon leaving the Brookyn Academy of Music’s production of Macbeth, audience members may want … Continue reading