Author Archives: carey

Changing the Script for Women Directors: Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

Originally published on HowlRound.com View this story online “This wasn’t something we had planned for,” said Diane Paulus. The director of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress, Paulus and the production became a part of theatre history when they announced that the … Continue reading


Ani DiFranco, Lizz Winstead, and Chastity Brown Want You to “Vote Dammit!”

Originally published on Glamour.com View this story online “Wow, I’ve had a lot of coffee this morning!” Ani DiFranco laughs. The singer-songwriter and activist has been talking nonstop for more than five minutes about the upcoming presidential election when she … Continue reading


Michael Cerveris on the Closing of Fun Home: ‘It Arrived on Broadway in the Moment it Was Most Needed’

                              Originally published on Out.com View this story online When Michael Cerveris, who plays the closeted Bruce Bechdel in the Broadway musical Fun Home, begins his … Continue reading


The ‘A’ Word: Plays About Not Having the Baby

        Originally published on AmericanTheatre.org View this story online When Lisa Loomer accepted the invitation to write a play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions series about the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, she … Continue reading


“Pretty Little Liars'” Not-So-Pretty Little “Love” Story

  Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online Seven seasons in and Pretty Little Liars has finally addressed the elephant in the room. No, they have not identified the mysterious villain terrorizing the central characters, but they have … Continue reading


I Survived ‘Trump’ Magazine—Barely

Originally published on Politico.com View this story online I had been at Trump magazine for only four months when my first paycheck bounced. We’d heard rumors of the company’s financial troubles, but I had no idea how bad it really … Continue reading


Cats

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, on a family trip to New York, she was first introduced to the … Continue reading


The Women of Summer

Originally published on HowlRound.com View this story online When Ayad Akhtar brought his new play Junk to Powerhouse Theater, the work was an unfinished product. Only two acts had been written of what would ultimately be a three-act play, so … Continue reading


Shrewd Taming

Originally published on The Nation View this story online The uneasy state of feminism in America is reflected in the well-intentioned but unsteady production of The Taming of the Shrew at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater (through June 26). Directed by Phyllida … Continue reading


Grease: Live! Star Aaron Tveit Says 2016 Election Satire in New Zombie Series BrainDead Hits a Little Too Close to Home

Originally published on PEOPLE.com View this story online Art is imitating life for Aaron Tveit – for better or worse. Starring in Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King’s new political satire thriller BrainDead, Tveit admits he and many members … Continue reading