Author Archives: carey

The 39 Steps

Is Hitchcock supposed to be this funny? I wondered in between bursts of laughter while watching The 39 Steps. An adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film by the same name, the play, currently in performances at The Cort Theatre, is filled … Continue reading

Top Girls

Top Girls It’s on Broadway. But I’m not entirely sure why. Yes, it is timely. It is thought provoking. And it features some of the highest caliber actors in some high quality performances. But I’m still not sure why it … Continue reading

Idol Chatter

Every generation has its incandescent Broadway stars. John Barrymore was a brooding Hamlet for the ages (1922), Laurence Olivier’s star-crossed Romeo melted hearts (1940), Mary Martin Flew high as Peter Pan (1954) and Patti LuPone demonstrated more than just a little touch of star quality as Eva Peron (1979). Leading actors and actresses on Broadway today are no less brilliant or ambitious, setting their careers on the fast track in roles than endear them to legions of fans, many of whom are swooning teenagers new to the theatergoing experience. Continue reading

Something You Did

Something You Did The old cliché states that actions speak louder than words. That statement, like everything else, is debatable in Something You Did, the dialogue-drenched play by Willy Holtzman currently playing at the 59E59 Theaters. Allison, played by Joanna … Continue reading

In The Heights

In the Heights Usnave serves his coffee light and sweet – but with a bit of spice. Condensed milk with a pinch of cinnamon is his secret to giving the beverage a little kick. The same could be said of … Continue reading

Passing Strange

Passing Strange “OK, we’re gonna play some music,” says the man on the stage, matter of factly. And he proceeds to do just that, and much more, in Passing Strange, the inventive and thoroughly enjoyable musical currently playing at the … Continue reading

Hunting and Gathering

Hunting and Gathering Someone once said that in New York, people are always looking for a job, a significant other, or an apartment. The majority of the characters in Hunting and Gathering, a new production by Brooke Berman, are looking … Continue reading


Betrayed There isn’t much light in the production of Betrayed, George Packard’s latest work which is currently playing at the Culture Project. The sets are hollow and shadowy, the settings are dimly lit and the story itself is dark and … Continue reading

Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba Lola is a Chatty Cathy. The central character of William Inge’s play Come Back, Little Sheba, this desperate housewife is a compulsive conversationalist. It is rare that she herself is not talking, and if she is … Continue reading

Man Is Man

Man Is Man “Can it really be done?” inquires a soldier. “Changing one man into another?” It can, and it is, in the inventive production of Man Is Man, performed at the Here Art Center by the Elephant Brigade. The … Continue reading