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


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 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

Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

Originally published on 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


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