Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online It might just come from abroad. Our roundup of the most promising candidates from across the pond. Where else can a theatergoer choose between singing-and-dancing missionaries, foul-mouthed businessmen and disco-clad dancers shimmying … Continue reading


Top Ten Samantha Bee Moments on “The Daily Show” – Part Two

6. John McCain’s Air Quotes In response to Senator John McCain speaking derisively of various political concerns, including ones related to abortion and women’s health, Bee thanked McCain for “Exposing the seedy underbelly of the women’s health scam.” Women, Bee … Continue reading


Top Ten Samantha Bee Moments on “The Daily Show” – Part One

Whoever says women aren’t funny hasn’t watched The Daily Show. The polarizing topic of gender and comedy was addressed Christopher Hitchen’s 2009 article in Vanity Fair, where the late Hitchens asked, “Why are men, taken on average and as a … Continue reading


Cinderella

The opening line of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella sets the tone for the majority of the play. When Cinderella, wandering through the misty woods, wistfully sings, “It makes you wish that the world could be as lovely as it looks,” … Continue reading


Julia Wiedeman Talks Body Image, Onstage Nudity and “NAKED PEOPLE” at the Upright Citizens Brigade

A woman who dares to get onstage, naked and unapologetically confident, to talk about her life, her feelings and her body? Sign me up. Julia Wiedeman isn’t shy. And thank goodness she’s not, because her confidence has resulted in her … Continue reading


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