Zoe Kazan on “Lean In,” Doing Improv With Daniel Radcliffe and Being Swept Away By Sarah Treem

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “You want to get the guy, you’ve got to act like the girl.” Those are surprising words to hear from Zoe Kazan, the outspoken actress and writer who is currently starring in … Continue reading


The City of Conversation

Politics are most definitely personal in The City of Conversation, the new play by Anthony Giardina in performances at Lincoln Center. Directed by Doug Hughes and starring an elegant and impassioned Jan Maxwell, this new work ambitiously and somewhat clumsily … Continue reading


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

As an avowed fan of “Downton Abbey,” I was very intrigued by the idea of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a musical that had been described as “Downton Abbey” on acid. One of the reasons I appreciate “Downton … Continue reading


Violet

In Violet, a musical about changing how a person sees herself, Sutton Foster allows the audience a completely new way to see her. Foster, a two-time Tony Award winner for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, is known for her … Continue reading


Cabaret

Willkommen back, Cabaret. We’re happy to see you, indeed. In a season awash with revivals, the return of Sam Mendes’ and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production to its old home, Studio 54, was met with raised eyebrows by some. But … Continue reading


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

I found myself pleasantly surprised by Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Admittedly, not often a fan of jukebox musicals, which I have found to be formulaic and predictable, I was both moved and inspired by the new musical about … Continue reading


Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth Explores Ghosts of the Past in Historic Players Club

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I’m a ghosthunter,” Cynthia von Buhler said while ducking around a corner to peer inside a dark room. Walking through the Players Club with Buhler, who created the immersive theatre production Speakeasy … Continue reading


“It’s Possible for Someone To Strike You and It Not Hurt at All” – Liliom Stars and Director Discuss Beautiful Soup’s Production of Molinar’s Controversial Play

“It’s all the right things in all the wrong places,” Gerrard Lobo said of the play Liliom, a tragic love story of a carousel barker and a small-town girl who are doomed to not reach a happy ending together. Ferenc … Continue reading


The Lady of the House: Hattie Morahan Reflects on Role of A Doll’s House’s Nora for Modern-Day Audiences

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I’m just interested in things that move me and make me think, make me laugh,” Hattie Morahan said of her thought process when chosing parts to play. “Whatever feels a bit different … Continue reading


Machinal

The dark, grim and gritty production of Machinal, Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play about the confines of society, is currently shining a much-needed light on our culture. Treadwell’s work, inspired by Ruth Snyder, the first New York woman to be put … Continue reading