Author Archives: carey

Below the Belt

Below the Belt Less is more in Below the Belt, the starkly simplistic, uncomfortably accurate dark comedy, currently in performances at the Access Theater. A pointed take on corporate culture and the unrest that lies within society as it struggles … Continue reading

Wore Stories

Nora and Delia Ephron are no strangers to working together, having collaborated on such films as Bewitched, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Now, these multi-faceted sisters have brought their talents to the stage with the off-Broadway play, Love, Loss and What I Wore, now at the Westside Theater, which features a rotating cast of 15 actresses. The Ephrons were inspired to adapt author Ilene Beckerman’s work for the stage after Nora read the book and sent it to Delia. Both of them were drawn to the stories and the emotional connections with the clothing that the narrator wore during her experiences. Continue reading

The Tempest

It begins with a thunderbolt. To some, that may foreshadow a show of overwrought visuals, noise and spectacle, but here in this case, it is the exact opposite. The Classic Stage Company’s production of The Tempest is simplistic, understated and … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! One holiday season there was a critic named Carey Who found that holiday shows did not make her feel merry. She felt overall they were big and were loud; She did not understand … Continue reading

Al’s Business Cards

Al’s Business Cards “Coulda, woulda shoulda,” is a favorite phrase used to express regret over what might have been. So is, “If only…” Thankfully, neither of those phrases are spoken in the play, Al’s Business Cards, a sharp, witty show … Continue reading

Much-Touch Exhibits

“Look but don’t touch” may be the motto of museums in which ropes and guards protect displays. These six, however, welcome interaction and invite young and old to reach out for hands-on fun and learning.
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The 2009 Tony Awards

The 2009 Tony Awards were held on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the evening was a festive celebration of the best theatrical accomplishments of the past season. The winners included seasoned veterans of … Continue reading

Get In On The Act

We all dream of our moment in the spotlight. Whether ît’s an Oscar-winning turn in a film or a triumphant Broadway debut, fantasies of fame and fortune entertain everyone from time to time. Luckily, it doesn’t require years of acting classes or singing lessons to get onstage in New York. Here are 10 Off-Broadway shows that invite audience members to join the fun, encouraging them to leap from their seats and sing, dance or act out a scene or two. Continue reading

The 2009 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Reception

The 2009 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees reception was held on May 6 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, kicking off awards season and giving the nominees a chance to chat with the press. Despite the early hour, the actors were … Continue reading

Accent On Youth

Accent On Youth A dry martini would be an appropriate drink to consume while watching Accent On Youth, the new play in performances at the Samuel J. Friedman theater. The crisp, cool, tart flavor would be a suitable accompaniment to … Continue reading