The Ride

Everyone’s a star on The Ride, the bus tour of Midtown New York that doubles as an improv show – even the bus itself. Created by Michael Counts, written by John Bobey and directed by Daniel Goldstein, this experience is … Continue reading


Hands on a Hardbody

“It’s much more than a truck,” the characters sing to the audience in the opening song of Hands on a Hardbody, the ambitiously simple new musical currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. It must be, if a 2 ½ … Continue reading


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

One of the first rules taught in writing classes is to show, don’t tell. Unfortunately, the creative team behind Breakfast at Tiffany’s did not heed this rule when penning this play. The sluggishly over-narrated production, currently playing at the Cort … Continue reading


The Mound Builders

She may be sitting in the dark, but she is a beacon of light in this show. That would be Danielle Skraastad, who plays Delia, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict forced to recuperate in the summer home of her … Continue reading


Ann

Holland Taylor was last seen on Broadway 30 years ago in Moose Murders. I’m happy to say her latest production seems to be a bit more steady. Rooted in low, white and certainly sensible shoes, with high-puffed hair to balance … Continue reading


Cinderella

The opening line of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella sets the tone for the majority of the play. When Cinderella, wandering through the misty woods, wistfully sings, “It makes you wish that the world could be as lovely as it looks,” … Continue reading


The Madrid

It is rare that I relate to the characters onstage as much as I did during The Madrid, Liz Flahive’s play currently in performances at City Center Stage I. Directed by Leigh Silverman and starring an underutilized Edie Falco, The … Continue reading


Women of Will

“Why would a card-carrying feminist spend all her time with a dead white male?” Why, indeed? The answer, I am happy to report, can be found in Women of Will, Tina Packer’s exploration of women in the Shakespearean canon. Currently … Continue reading


Speakeasy Dollhouse

“Someone else is going to be killed!” “Oh, good!” Such a devil-may-care attitude may be surprising in everyday life, but it is completely suitable for Speakeasy Dollhouse, the immersive theater experience created by Cynthia von Buhler. Inspired by the murder … Continue reading


Moose Murders

Any show that opens with a man wearing a fanny pack, un-ironically, needs to re-think its approach. And Moose Murders, the revival of the infamous 1983 flop, boasts both an un-ironic fanny pack and a serious lack of thought in … Continue reading