Get in, Losers: We’re Learning How the Mean Girls Musical Got Made

Originally published on Vanity Fair Hollywood View this story online “Bitches get shit done!” Coming from soft-spoken Nell Benjamin, this foul language is slightly surprising. But the sentiment—first declared by Tina Fey in 2008 on Saturday Night Live, subbing in the word “stuff”—is fitting. Benjamin, a … Continue reading

A Perilous Flight From Afghanistan Skillfully Staged in Manhattan

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  An aura of mystery surrounds Flight. It begins with the quiet, wood-paneled elevator inside the McKittrick Hotel that transports audience members to a room resembling a narrow train car. As they … Continue reading

How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens — It’s fitting that Martyna Majok’s new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores … Continue reading

‘Let the Men Be as Bland as Possible’: An Interview With [Porto] Playwright Kate Benson

Originally published on The Village Voice View this story online  The world is not suffering from a shortage of thinkpieces and essays about urban millennial women. Analyses of relationships dependent on technology, reports of professional advancement (or lack thereof) while … Continue reading

How Cynthia Von Buhler Turned A Crowdfunded Party Into A Lavish Illuminati Ball

Originally published on View this story online Playwright Robert Anderson famously said, “You go into show business to make a killing, not a living.” But Cynthia von Buhler can say, quite literally, that she has done one by staging … Continue reading

Sexism Is a Problem in the Polyamorous Community, Too

Originally published on View this story online The morning after a date, Hannah* woke up with what she described as “all the feelings.” She and Greg* had met the night before for scotch and cigars. She had dressed up … Continue reading

Theater: Say Something Bunny! Re-Animates a Family’s Mysteries

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  The everyday becomes enthralling in Say Something Bunny!, a surprising new show that discovers compelling mysteries where the most intrepid sleuths wouldn’t expect to find them. Created by husband-and-wife team Alison … Continue reading

Hayley Mills Shows Her Party Face Off-Broadway

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online The definition of what constitutes a good party differs from person to person. For some, top-shelf liquor makes the night. For others, it’s the company and conversation. The adventurous gauge … Continue reading

How A ‘Robin Hood’ Business Model Supports An Artistic Clubhouse In Tribeca

Originally published on View this story online Robin Sokoloff wears many hats: dancer, choreographer, lighting designer, construction worker, activist and producer are some of them. The founder and Executive Director of the artistic hub Loft227 recently signed a lease … Continue reading

Was Natalie Portman Right to Call Out Golden Globes’ All-Male Directors?

Originally published on View this story online  FeatureflashSHM/REX/Shutterstock Natalie Portman is easily one of the more accomplished women in Hollywood, with many titles and honors to her name: Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA, to name just a few. But … Continue reading