The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

The living ain’t easy on Catfish row in the new rendition of Porgy and Bess, currently playing at the Richard Rogers Theater on Broadway. Minimalistic, passionate and violent, filled with soaring operatic songs as well as thundering anger and rage, … Continue reading


The Road to Mecca

The themes of light and darkness have inspired countless works of art and literature. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness came to mind frequently while watching the Roundabout Theater Company’s production of The Road to Mecca at the American Airlines Theater. … Continue reading


Lysistrata Jones

Frothy fun abounds at the Walter Kerr Theater where Lysistrata Jones has made a triumphant transfer to Broadway. This silly, surprisingly heartfelt update of Aristophanes’ comedy about the battle of the sexes is this season’s surprise answer to a good … Continue reading


On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

You might be able to see forever on a clear day, but you won’t want to in this poorly conceived musical revival/re-imaging currently in performances at the St. James Theater. First seen on Broadway in 1965, On a Clear Day … Continue reading


Stick Fly

Spending a long weekend with family can be described as many ways. Frightening, inspiring, boring, exciting and predictable are just a few choice words to characterize such a situation. Stick Fly, the engrossing family drama by Lydia R. Diamond about … Continue reading


Private Lives

It is clear from Kim Cattrall’s entrance onstage in Private Lives that the audience is in for a smart, sensual treat. Striding onto a balcony clad in nothing but a fluffy white bath towel, tan, toned and smiling, we are … Continue reading


Seminar

Talk is anything but cheap in Seminar, Theresa Rebeck’s new play currently in performances at the Golden Theater. Starring Alan Rickman as an acid-tongued literary professor teaching a class of aspiring novelists, Seminar explores the power of words – both … Continue reading


Venus in Fur

No actual blood is shed during a performance of Venus in Fur, the startling sex comedy written by David Ives and directed by Walter Bobbie, currently at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Starring the fantastic Hugh Dancy and the luminous … Continue reading


Other Desert Cities

A wonderful holiday gift has arrived on Broadway from Jon Robin Baitz, whose play Other Desert Cities has opened at the Booth Theater. After a critically-acclaimed run off-Broadway earlier in the year, Baitz’s story of a family’s secrets imploding their … Continue reading


Chinglish

It may already be the name of a hit film but Lost in Translation would be a fitting title for David Henry Hwang’s latest play, Chinglish, currently playing at the Longacre Theatre. A comedy exploring the difficulty of bridging modern … Continue reading