“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


Hell Hath No Fury Like a Blogger Impassioned – Why Do “Angry Women” Scare People So Much?

The philosopher Aristotle once said, “We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time.” But what … Continue reading


Twelve Simple Ways to Ruin a Night at the Theater

We all have our secret hopes and dreams, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of us share the same dream – to be screamed at from Patti LuPone on a Broadway stage. LuPone, who is known for her dramatic … Continue reading


“Fifty Shades of Grey” Musical To Play Off-Broadway! I Gasp.

I think we all knew that a Fifty Shades of Grey musical was inevitable. Thank goodness the one that will premiere at the Gramercy Theater in New York is a satire. I am not a fan of the Fifty Shades … Continue reading


Giving My Regards to Broadway

As I think about the upcoming season of Broadway, I feel excited but also a little saddened. Much of what will be produced are revivals, and many of these revivals are limited-time runs featuring big-name stars. I can’t help but … Continue reading


Inspired by Independence – “Katharine Hepburn – Dressed For Stage and Screen”

This weekend I just may have to purchase a pantsuit. After visiting the New York Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibit “Katharine Hepburn – Dressed for Stage and Screen” last night, I am motivated to rethink my style. I may … Continue reading


Fifty Shades of Feminism – A Response to E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”

SPOILER ALERT I will admit it. I have read all three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I am not admitting this because I am ashamed of my sexual desires or even because I feel the need to … Continue reading


Top 10 Shows of 2012

As the year comes to an end, we love to look back at the highlights of the past twelve months. Throughout 2012, I had the privilege of seeing so many incredible performances while covering the New York theater beat for … 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“Real Men” Advertisement for Madison Square Garden that Targets Broadway is Outdated and Offensive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


Slut Shaming on “Pretty Little Liars” – My Guilty Pleasure Takes a Serious Turn

Pretty Little Liars is my guilty pleasure. I am frequently teased for enjoying the show, but I have always considered it to be much more intelligent than its name might imply. Based on a series of young adult novels by … Continue reading