The Madrid

It is rare that I relate to the characters onstage as much as I did during The Madrid, Liz Flahive’s play currently in performances at City Center Stage I. Directed by Leigh Silverman and starring an underutilized Edie Falco, The … Continue reading


“Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman!” – Not So Much. An Interview With “Woman of Will” Creator and Star Tina Packer

Tina Packer wants Hamlet to go f**k himself. Well, not exactly. It’s said in jest, but there just might be some truth to the statement, Packer laughs, while sitting outside her dressing room at the Gym at Judson, where her … Continue reading


Annie Arthur Talks Shakespeare Shakedown’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Audience interaction during shows may bother some people. Fed up with inconsiderate people at the theater, I even penned an article on how to be a bad audience member a few months ago. But Annie Arthur, the director and producer … Continue reading


Protecting Our Country from “Lewd and Lascivious Cohabitation”

“Are you f***ing kidding me?” Jon Stewart asks that question often on The Daily Show, but I don’t think it has ever seemed as applicable as when he asked it in response to the state of Virginia forbidding two heterosexual … Continue reading


Venus Theater Festival – An Interview with Franco Moschetti

Many have spoken of the magic of theater, but Franco Moschetti sees a more specific kind of magic – a maternal magic. Moschetti, who has written both plays and screenplays, is the Art Director of the Cabrini Repertory Theater and … Continue reading


My First Time With “The Vagina Monologues” – Co-Op Theatre East’s Immersive Production Leaves Me Wanting More

It was my first time with The Vagina Monologues. And it was fantastic. Somehow, despite my years of writing about theater, I had never seen Eve Ensler’s famous play about women, sexuality, and violence against both of them. So when … Continue reading


Survey: Name Your Dream Cast for the “Les Miserables” Revival!

Playbill confirmed today that a new staging of Les Miserables will play Broadway in the spring of 2014. Following the success of the film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, this is hardly a surprise. So let’s get to work casting … Continue reading


“You Like Me, You Like Me Not…” The Paradox of Being Powerful and Well-Liked

I want to be powerful. And what’s more, I want to be respected. Why is that such a crazy thing for me to say? As a hard-working young woman in my late twenties, striving to shape my career, I’ve found … Continue reading


Poll: What is the Best Musical Theater Love Song?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I want to know your favorite love songs from musical theater. Do you go for the classics, like “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, something a bit more wistful like “Send in the Clowns” from A … Continue reading


“If You Like Feeling Good, You Will Like PUSSYFEST” – An Interview with Playwright and Director Mariah MacCarthy

“It’s complacence that is the enemy, not violence,” says Mariah MacCarthy about activism in today’s culture, and she is out to fight this enemy. MacCarthy is a playwright and founder/director of CAPS LOCK THEATRE, a company dedicated to producing “funny, … Continue reading