Cruel Intentions, with Apologies to Matilda

Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online In Matilda The Musical, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita play Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, the neglectful, TV-obsessed parents of everyone’s favorite child-genius heroine. With great zeal, the two berate their onstage daughter … Continue reading


Time Warping to the 1920s – Hank Stampfl, Dina Fanai and Kimberly Schafer Talk “Speakeasy Moderne”

Hearing “Let’s do the time warp again” might inspire more thoughts of Rocky Horror Picture Show than a burlesque performance, but Speakeasy Moderne, currently in performances at Stage 72, delivers a thoroughly delightful time warp that, after experiencing once, one … Continue reading


Hands on a Hardbody

“It’s much more than a truck,” the characters sing to the audience in the opening song of Hands on a Hardbody, the ambitiously simple new musical currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. It must be, if a 2 ½ … Continue reading


“The Memory Show,” Joe’s Pub, and Frozen Yogurt – An Interview with Leslie Kritzer

Frozen yogurt shops of New York, be warned: Leslie Kritzer will probably be coming your way very soon. The actor, who has been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Legally Blonde: The Musical, as well as numerous off-Broadway and regional … Continue reading


“Gift”ing 54 Below With a Repeat Performance – An Interview With Tony Nominee Christiane Noll

For Christiane Noll, music is a family thing. The musical theater actor, who has been seen on Broadway in Jekyll and Hyde, It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues, Ragtime and Chaplin, and who has released five solo CDs, grew up … Continue reading


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

One of the first rules taught in writing classes is to show, don’t tell. Unfortunately, the creative team behind Breakfast at Tiffany’s did not heed this rule when penning this play. The sluggishly over-narrated production, currently playing at the Cort … Continue reading


The Mound Builders

She may be sitting in the dark, but she is a beacon of light in this show. That would be Danielle Skraastad, who plays Delia, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict forced to recuperate in the summer home of her … Continue reading


Ann

Holland Taylor was last seen on Broadway 30 years ago in Moose Murders. I’m happy to say her latest production seems to be a bit more steady. Rooted in low, white and certainly sensible shoes, with high-puffed hair to balance … Continue reading


Sign a Petition to End HRA’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of Shameful Fear-Mongering

If you live in New York, chances are you have seen signs about teen pregnancy plastered across the city. My (least favorite) features a sad-eyed child next to the copy, “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What will … Continue reading


Immersive Theater Experiences

Originally published on NewYork.com View this story online At these interactive shows, audiences don’t just passively watch—they’re part of the action. Whether it’s diving into the madness of MacBeth, paying a visit to Wonderland or helping solve a decades-old murder, … Continue reading