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


An Interview with “Wanda’s Monster” Creators Laurie Berkner & Barbara Zinn Krieger

“There’s a monster in the closet!” might not inspire thoughts of rock music or friendship, but that’s exactly what Laurie Berkner and Barbara Zinn Krieger have created. Adapting Eileen Spinelli’s book Wanda’s Monster into a musical, the kindie rock singer/songwriter … Continue reading


The Assembled Parties

“I brought consommé!” the hostess says brightly as she enters the room. Never mind that the room is dimly lit, plagued by leaks and almost empty of people. Every course of this gourmet meal served by this hostess, in tasteful, … Continue reading


Matilda

Matilda may boast of revolting children, but this musical is anything but revolting. Based on Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s book and imported from London, where it originated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, this new Broadway musical is, much like its … Continue reading


“Lysistrata Rape Play” – An Interview With Playwright Mariah MacCarthy

Mariah MacCarthy is no stranger to women and sex. The founder of Caps Lock Theater, who is also a playwright and director, is mounting her original work Lysistrata Rape Play in a fully-staged workshop at the Players Theatre. The production … Continue reading


Kinky Boots

A little spring may be in your step after seeing Kinky Boots, the musical adaptation of the 2005 movie currently in performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading


Lucky Guy

“You’re born, you die. Everything between is subject to interpretation,” according to one of the journalists in Lucky Guy, the affectionately nostalgic biography of New York City reporter and columnist Mike McAlary currently in performances at the Broadhurst Theater. Written … Continue reading


The Ride

Everyone’s a star on The Ride, the bus tour of Midtown New York that doubles as an improv show – even the bus itself. Created by Michael Counts, written by John Bobey and directed by Daniel Goldstein, this experience is … Continue reading


Complete Works of William Shakespeare in One Weekend – An Interview With Company’s Marathon 2013 Producer Winnie Lok

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in 90 Minutes is one thing, while the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in one weekend is entirely another. But that is exactly what Company’s Marathon 2013 is bringing: a free, non-stop, back-to-back reading … Continue reading