Sunset Boulevard

It’s an ironic experience, to say the least, to watch a merciless exploration of fame and its dismissive treatment of women performed by arguably one of the most famous actresses in America. But irony is hardly the lasting impression left … Continue reading


The Object Lesson

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online An admittedly anxious person who often copes with stress or uncertainty by cleaning, I was curious as to how I would feel during The Object Lesson. But this cluttered and confusing … Continue reading


Sunday in the Park With George: Jake Gyllenhaal brings the tortured artist to Broadway

Originally published on Mic.com View this story online No one can accuse Jake Gyllenhaal of being a slacker. The Oscar-nominated actor is known for playing intense, perhaps tortured characters: Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain and Zodiac are just a few. His latest role … Continue reading


Escaped Alone

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online In Caryl Churchill’s latest play, four aging women chat away an afternoon. How scary can it be?  The answer, it turns out, is very scary. And, somehow, it’s also quite … Continue reading


Beardo

Originally published in Paste magazine View this story online Blame it on Donald Trump, but this critic was not enthralled by spending 2 ½ hours watching yet another story about a childish, sexually entitled man crashing (uninvited) into people’s lives … Continue reading


The Tempest Turned Upside Down In Brooklyn

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online The struggles to control people and the situations surrounding them, and the dynamics between masters and those they enslave, are integral to Shakespeare’s canon—as they are to American citizens these … Continue reading


The Front Page

Originally published in Paste Magazine View this story online “Anything doing?” asks a reporter placing a call to a police station in The Front Page. Watching this riotous revival of this disorderly comedy, back on Broadway in a star-studded production, … Continue reading


Dead Poets Society

    * Hearing the phrase “Carpe diem” is sure to bring some misty-eyed memories to audience members at Dead Poet’s Society. The new play at Classic Stage Company, is adapted by Tom Schulman from his own Oscar-winning script of … Continue reading


Dear Evan Hansen

  “Be yourself.” It sounds simple, but this suggestion is anything but, especially in Dear Evan Hansen, the astonishingly moving new musical at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. This new and, even more astonishingly, completely original musical that wasn’t … Continue reading


The Hard Nut

The set is cartoonish but the emotions are anything but in The Hard Nut, Mark Morris’ adaptation of The Nutcracker. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the dance performance, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, remains … Continue reading