“If It’s With Your Mouth, Does it Count?” – Sex, Art and Women – An Interview with the Founders of A Red-Lipped Rebellion

To say Samantha Shane received an unconventional bat mitzvah gift would be an understatement. When the aspiring actress reached adolescence, her father gifted her a copy of The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, saying, “You’re ready. You’re a woman. Here you … Continue reading


Scandalous

Call me crazy, but I am having a crisis of faith. Spirituality has been a popular topic on Broadway in the past year, with revivals of Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar as well as the original musical Leap of Faith … Continue reading


Annie

“Republicans, too, Oliver! Sing!” This order, given by President Franklin Deleano Roosevelt to millionaire Oliver Warbucks may be the most unusual, fantasy-like element of Annie, the Depression-era fable packed to the brim with fantasies currently in performances at the Palace … Continue reading


Giant

Texas is on the minds of many Americans as of late. A petition for the state to secede from the union was submitted last week, requesting the White House “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United … Continue reading


The Heiress

A stroll up a staircase has never looked better. And Jessica Chastain’s ascent up the onstage staircase in the final scene of The Heiress, currently in performances at the Walter Kerr Theater, is an inspiring moment in a play that … Continue reading


“Real Men” Advertisement for Madison Square Garden that Targets Broadway is Outdated and Offensive

A new advertisement for Madison Square Garden that is plastered all over Manhattan reads as follows: “It’s Friday night. You can either see a Broadway harness malfunction or you can watch real men fly.” Excuse me while I roll my … Continue reading


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