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The Front Page

Originally published in Paste Magazine View this story online “Anything doing?” asks a reporter placing a call to a police station in The Front Page. Watching this riotous revival of this disorderly comedy, back on Broadway in a star-studded production, … Continue reading


Mariah MacCarthy On Her New Show Baby Mama

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online When asked, “What is scarier—doing live theater or giving birth?” Mariah MacCarthy responds without hesitating, “Doing live theater.” The New York-based playwright, producer, author and performer who runs Caps Lock Company … Continue reading


8 ‘Trumptastic’ Holiday Gifts

Originally published on Politico View this story online Ten years ago, I worked at Trump magazine, the short-lived publication that aimed to attract a readership of wealthy men with an unending parade of luxury. Articles promised “the best” American caviar, … Continue reading


Dead Poets Society

    * Hearing the phrase “Carpe diem” is sure to bring some misty-eyed memories to audience members at Dead Poet’s Society. The new play at Classic Stage Company, is adapted by Tom Schulman from his own Oscar-winning script of … Continue reading


Dear Evan Hansen

  “Be yourself.” It sounds simple, but this suggestion is anything but, especially in Dear Evan Hansen, the astonishingly moving new musical at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. This new and, even more astonishingly, completely original musical that wasn’t … Continue reading


The Hard Nut

The set is cartoonish but the emotions are anything but in The Hard Nut, Mark Morris’ adaptation of The Nutcracker. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the dance performance, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, remains … Continue reading


American political history has plenty of precedent when it comes to politicians abusing women: Trump’s was totally outrageous, not too outrageous to get elected

Originally published on Salon.com View this story online There was no shortage of scandal surrounding Trump’s presidential campaign, when voters witnessed his refusal to release his tax returns, jaw-droppingly racist statements and dozens of lawsuits. But it was the October surprise … Continue reading


Performance Artist Cecilia Corrigan Kisses Her Muse, Hillary Clinton, Goodbye

Originally published in The Village Voice View this story online Like many Americans, artist Cecilia Corrigan was expecting to spend the final months of 2016 celebrating Hillary Clinton’s election to the presidency. But dreading a future under the alternative is … Continue reading


How Hamilton Star Lexi Lawson Brings One of History’s Inspiring Moms to Life

Originally published on CafeMom View this story online Lexi Lawson may be a newcomer to Broadway, but she has stepped into the role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton with short notice and apparent ease. With the hit Broadway musical … Continue reading


Molly Ringwald on the “Mystery” of Hollywood’s Gender Inequality

Originally published on Elle.com View this story online For more than 30 years, Molly Ringwald has been a beacon for teens everywhere, thanks to her endearing and relatable adolescent characters in 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club. These movies—and her … Continue reading