Noises Off

Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint what it is that makes something great. One spice or flavor in a recipe, one color in a painting or one drop of liquor can elevate a cocktail from good to great. It’s the combination … Continue reading


Once Upon a Mattress

“A princess is a delicate thing,” sweetly sings the chorus of Once Upon a Mattress, the deliciously kooky musical in performances at the Abron Arts Center on the Lower East Side. But in this revival of the 1950s musical spoof … Continue reading


Nutcracker Rougue

New York is never at a loss for sparkling decorations during the holiday season. Brightly lit trees and adorn every street corner, and the window displays on Fifth Avenue probably keep the glitter companies in business year-round. But when seeing … Continue reading


Steve

Real life has never been quite so fascinating as it is in Steve, the new play by Mark Gerrard receiving its world-premiere production by The New Group. An unflinching look at 21st century domestic life, this comedy is moving, heartwarming … Continue reading


“Bart Calls Us ‘The Coven'” — Over Drinks, Fiddler‘s Three Daughters Talk Revolutionizing Tradition

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I am a feminist,” director Bartlett Sher says, leaning into this reporter’s microphone for emphasis. After seeing the Tony Award winner’s recent production—including revivals of  South Pacific and The King and I, … Continue reading


“I Was Fed Up” — The 180-Degree Decision to Stage Shakespeare With Only Women

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online If New York theatregoers can’t snag a ticket to see the Donmar Warehouse production of Henry IV at St. Ann’s Warehouse, they needn’t despair: The cast members will most likely be easy … Continue reading


“You Are Actually in Charge” — Lauren Pritchard On Graduating from Actor to Creator With Her Off-Broadway Songbird

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “The Spice Girls are my coping mechanism,” Lauren Pritchard said matter-of-factly. This admission might come as a surprise to those who know Pritchard from her songwriting career as Lolo, a singer-songwriter of … Continue reading


Get to Know the Crawfords! Sisters, Co-Stars and Each Other’s Biggest Fans

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online There’s no question who Savvy Crawford’s biggest fan is. The nine-year-old actress, who plays the young incarnation of the title character in the new musical Amélie, has performed for one audience member … Continue reading


Christopher Jackson On the “Incredible Moments” He’s Shared With Lin-Manuel Miranda — Musicals, Marriage and Children

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online The phrase “right hand man,” from the song of the same name that introduces General George Washington to the stage in the hit musical Hamilton, could easily be utilized offstage to describe … Continue reading


“I Feel Her In My Bones,” Says Tori Amos of Writing a New Rebellious Heroine in a Violently Contemporary World

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “The idea of writing a G-rated piece…I’m not sure if I’m the woman for the job!” laughed Tori Amos. Few would disagree with Amos’ statement. The singer-songwriter and composer, who has received … Continue reading