Sexism Onstage and Off: Why I Am Glad “Smash” is Cancelled

I am one of the biggest musical theater geeks in the world, but even I am glad Smash is being cancelled. The NBC drama about putting on a Broadway show, starring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, as well as Debra … 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


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


Protecting Our Country from “Lewd and Lascivious Cohabitation”

“Are you f***ing kidding me?” Jon Stewart asks that question often on The Daily Show, but I don’t think it has ever seemed as applicable as when he asked it in response to the state of Virginia forbidding two heterosexual … Continue reading


My First Time With “The Vagina Monologues” – Co-Op Theatre East’s Immersive Production Leaves Me Wanting More

It was my first time with The Vagina Monologues. And it was fantastic. Somehow, despite my years of writing about theater, I had never seen Eve Ensler’s famous play about women, sexuality, and violence against both of them. So when … Continue reading


Survey: Name Your Dream Cast for the “Les Miserables” Revival!

Playbill confirmed today that a new staging of Les Miserables will play Broadway in the spring of 2014. Following the success of the film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, this is hardly a surprise. So let’s get to work casting … Continue reading


“You Like Me, You Like Me Not…” The Paradox of Being Powerful and Well-Liked

I want to be powerful. And what’s more, I want to be respected. Why is that such a crazy thing for me to say? As a hard-working young woman in my late twenties, striving to shape my career, I’ve found … Continue reading


Poll: What is the Best Musical Theater Love Song?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I want to know your favorite love songs from musical theater. Do you go for the classics, like “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, something a bit more wistful like “Send in the Clowns” from A … Continue reading


“Love Never Dies” – Neither Does Sexism in Andrew Lloyed Webber’s Sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”

SPOILER ALERT I didn’t have high expectations for Love Never Dies, but I still managed to be grossly disappointed. I will admit to being a passionate fan of The Phantom of the Opera when I was a child, and I … Continue reading