Author Archives: carey

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 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

Aaron Tveit, Hamilton Stars and Wicked Creator Imagine Election 2016: The Musical

On the eve of the 2016 election, Broadway’s brightest gathered at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala at Gotham Hall in New York, NY for Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition. The evening honored patrons of the arts … Continue reading


  Disappointment is the undeniable theme of Plenty, David Hare’s play that is presented in a lukewarm revival at the Public Theater. And that disappointment is not limited to just the characters onstage. Hare, a playwright known for politically charged … Continue reading


“I’m sorry. Was that an unnecessary act of confession?” The answer is yes. For almost 80 minutes straight, yes. The entirety of this play is too confessional and absolutely unnecessary. That would be Heisenberg, the new play by Simon Stephens, … Continue reading

Trump Is Losing Educated GOP Women—and Splitting Up Families Along the Way

Originally published on Politico View this story online As the election ticks down to the wire, there’s a glaring disadvantage staring the Trump campaign in the face—one that is an explicit slap to his daughter, Ivanka, a Wharton Business School … Continue reading

Holiday Inn

It’s early in the year to blame a weight gain on the holidays, but after seeing Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical at Studio 54, I was afraid to step on the scale for fear some of the sweetness … Continue reading


First loves are often the subject of works of drama, but the first loves reminisced about in Stuffed differ greatly from those of a Shakespearean tragedy. Instead of a next-door neighbor or a classmate in school, these loves are food. … Continue reading

Why Don’t We Like Real “Unlikable” Women?

Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online “I’m fluent in Bastard. It’s one of my languages,” Selina Meyer, the title character in HBO’s Veep, states unapologetically. A politician who considers the slogan, “Get the government out of my … Continue reading


Being a part of an immersive theater production is one experience, but having an aerialist dangle less than five feet from your head (while the silks that the aerialist hangs from brush your shoulders), is another. And it’s the latter … Continue reading