Sexism Onstage and Off: Why I Am Glad “Smash” is Cancelled

I am one of the biggest musical theater geeks in the world, but even I am glad Smash is being cancelled. The NBC drama about putting on a Broadway show, starring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, as well as Debra … Continue reading


Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Having read all three, I wrote a blog post sharing my opinions on the relationship in the book – which I consider to be … Continue reading


The Trip to Bountiful

A trip to the theatre may not feel like a trip to the bountiful for some, but the production of Horton Foote’s play by the same name is certainly a bounty of pleasure. Currently in performances at the Stephen Sondheim … Continue reading


Pippin

I knew I was in for a treat from the first moment of Pippin, when a sexy silhouette of a certain pair of hands appeared, along with a sultry invitation to, “join us.” The revival of this musical, currently in … Continue reading


I’ll Eat You Last

Anyone who loves and longs for juicy gossip but feels a bit shamed by the desire should hurry to the Booth Theatre, where I’ll Eat You Last, the new play about Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and starring a delicious Bette … Continue reading


Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)

“I certainly do exist. Help me,” a character pleads in Old-Fashioned Prostitutes: (A Love Story), the new play by Richard Foreman currently in performances at the Public Theater. I’m sorry to say I could not help this person, because, despite … Continue reading


The Nance

“Everybody’s looking for love” in The Nance, Douglas Carter Beane’s moving new play in performances at the Lyceum Theater. This lyric, crooned onstage in a vaudeville performance, applies to more than simply romantic love. In The Nance, the titular character … Continue reading


Orphans

The threat of violence hovers in the air at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where Lyle Kessler’s Orphans is in production. Directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring Alec Baldwin and the excellent duo of Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge, this play … Continue reading


An Interview with “‘night, Mother” Stars Joy Franz and Laura Siner and Director Cyndy A. Marion

“The clock is ticking,” is not necessarily a phrase a feminist writer likes to hear, but when discussing the upcoming production of ‘night, Mother, an exception can be made. In this case, the aforementioned clocks are not those of a … Continue reading


The Big Knife

This knife is too dull. While the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Clifford Odet’s The Big Knife has the potential for suspense and sizzle, this show is lacking substantially in both. A series of missed opportunities for tension and laughter, … Continue reading