Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“That wasn’t a very nice thing to say, Martha.” Few lines are as understated and accurate as this one, delivered early in the Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by Pam MacKinnon, this exhaustingly brilliant production from … Continue reading

Wild With Happy

Wild With Happy, a new play by writer/performer Colman Domingo and currently in performances at the Public Theater, is a bit like Disney World, the final destination of the play’s road trip – well-intentioned, sweet and fun, but just a … Continue reading

“Untying Love” – An Interview with Peggy Willens, Emma Berry and Nancy Hess

For Peggy Willens, being a pack rat has paid off. Years after working as a hospice volunteer, she still hadn’t thrown away the notebook filled with notes from her training. When taking a class on playwriting, she was inspired when … Continue reading

Cyrano de Bergerac

This Cyrano de Bergerac is a “rare being,” indeed. The latest revival of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play, currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater and starring the force of nature Douglas Hodge in the titular role, is a fresh … Continue reading

“Better Late than Never” – Stephen Mo Hanan Takes the Stage as King Lear

Throughout his years as an actor, Stephen Mo Hanan has performed in a wide range of roles, the variety of which is astounding. After originating the role of Aspara-gus/Growl-tiger in Cats, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, he … Continue reading


“This is a sad story,” states Karl, the plain-spoken German exterminator as he begins recounting events from his life. The same could be said before the first scene of Grace, the metaphysical dark comedy currently in performances at the Cort … Continue reading

The Best of Everything

“Some people have nothing better to do than gossip,”  states one character scornfully in

An Enemy of the People

“It feels like a revolution!” one character exclaims passionately. “Try not to be so vocal!” another hushes him. This quote is just one of many statements made during Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People that resonated all too strongly … Continue reading

Then She Fell

“Don’t speak unless you are spoken to and don’t walk through any doors,” I was strictly warned upon entering Arts@Renaissance to experience Then She Fell, the thrillingly sensual interactive experience currently in performances there. It is not often I would … Continue reading

Cinderella Makes Her Broadway Debut – Laura Osnes Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Bonnie and Clyde” and Facebook

If Cinderella had a Facebook page, what would she have posted? Just ask Laura Osnes, who will play the title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella on Broadway. While discussing the musical as well as social media, she … Continue reading