The Mikado

It almost felt wrong to laugh this much at an opera. Sure, The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a comedy, but the performance by The Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall on Monday night, featuring an inspired line-up of Broadway … Continue reading


The Best Man

The times they are a-changing’ – at least in some ways. In others, they have not changed at all. While America may be steeped in nostalgia for “the good old days” and “the greatest generation,” and while Mad Men’s return … Continue reading


Newsies

Billy Joel, take note. A group of angry young men has invaded the Nederlander Theater, where the musical adaptation of Newsies is carrying the banner. After a run at the Papermill Playhouse this past summer, the Disney Theatrical Productions adaptation … Continue reading


Jesus Christ Superstar

O.M.G. Jesus Christ is back on Broadway! While the above statement may appear irreverent – I’ll admit, I cringed while typing it – it is an appropriate representation of the sentiment depicted in the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, … Continue reading


‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Does Cheek by Jowl have a crystal ball? The timeliness of this London-based theatre company’s latest play is positively uncanny. Their production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, currently in performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, is … Continue reading


Once

The phrase “natural beauty” is a sincere compliment when discussing the Broadway musical Once, currently in performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. Adapted from the sleeper hit 2007 film, this story about an Irish guitar player and a Czech … Continue reading


Death of a Salesman

“A small man can be just as exhausted as a great one,” Arthur Miller wrote in Death of a Salesman. This statement is all too true in today’s world, where two jobs per family, or even per person, seem to … Continue reading


The Lady from Dubuque

“Death be not proud,” Cynthia Nixon pleads on West 47th Street in the stunning production of Wit at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Well, Nixon clearly has not been informed that Death is being played by Jane Alexander in The … Continue reading


Carrie

Sometimes less really is more. This statement is certainly true when applied to the musical adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie, which has been reincarnated at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. King’s story about a telekinetic young woman and her religious fanatic … Continue reading


Blood Knot

“It’s only a game.” This phrase can often be categorized as famous last words, especially in the riveting production of Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, currently in performances at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. … Continue reading