Author Archives: carey

Driving Miss Daisy

Southern ladies would approve of the gentility that infuses the Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, currently in performances at the Golden Theater. Starring stage and screen legends Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, with Boyd Gaines rounding off the … Continue reading


The Scottsboro Boys

Racism, sexism and antisemitism aren’t necessarily topics one would set to music, but The Scottsboro Boys isn’t necessarily a musical that would end up on Broadway. The arrestingly powerful production, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, is an admiringly inventive … Continue reading


Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

Comparing Antigone to Snooki may seem like a long shot to many, but in Colin Quinn’s low-key, high-humor show, it makes perfect sense. Transferring to Broadway after a successful run at the Bleeker Street Theater, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short … Continue reading


A Free Man of Color

It looks beautiful but there’s not much there. John Guare’s play A Free Man of Color, currently in performances at Lincoln Center, is a confusing, jumbled and unfocused production that is a disappointing waste of the ample talent devoted to … Continue reading


The Pee-Wee Herman Show

The word of the day is “fun” according to Pee-wee and the audience definitely agrees with him. Every time the word is uttered, everyone on the stage and in the audience begins screaming and shouting and even when the actual … Continue reading


Elf

“I like smiling. Smiling’s my favorite,” says Buddy the Elf in the new musical currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld theater. The latest film to theater adaptation to hit Broadway is a thick and syrupy dose of holiday cheer, not … Continue reading


Spirit Control

More questions are inspired than answered in Spirit Control, a touching, yet confusing play by Beau Willimon, which struggles to combine the emotional and the supernatural and fails to do justice to either. Adam and Karl (Jeremy Sisto and Brian … Continue reading


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The opening scene of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the new musical currently in performances at the Belasco Theater, is a confusing jumble of characters and scenes. Donned in bright, Technicolor-inspired costumes the actors walk or dance … Continue reading


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