Collected Stories

Call me old-fashioned, but it seems like good conversation has been lacking of late. When it seems impossible to make it through a dinner without a cell phone call or text interrupting and Facebook wall posts and Twitter shout-outs are … Continue reading

The Screwtape Letters

Conversations with the devil are nothing new to literature or drama. Countless books, plays and films have been inspired by the idea. Sympathy for the Devil, The Devil’s Advocate and even Damn Yankees have all portrayed interaction with the title … Continue reading

Promises, Promises

We all have our guilty pleasures. Spoonfuls of peanut butter straight from the jar, a playlist of boy bands from the nineties on our iPods, and now the latest addition to the list: bright, colorful, but not so accurate or … Continue reading

American Idiot

Sunglasses and earplugs may be required to successfully enjoy a performance of American Idiot. This fiercely intense musical, currently playing at the St. James theater, is unapologetically loud, both in the volume of its music and the meaning of it … Continue reading

Million Dollar Quartet

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at the Nederlander Theater, and it’s not just onstage. The rocking and rolling production of Million Dollar Quartet is so contagious that its energy spreads into the audience, many members of which … Continue reading

When the Rain Stops Falling

Audience members take note: if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, you may want to avoid When the Rain Stops Falling, the darkly depressive play by Andrew Bovell currently in performances at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theater. A multi-generational story … Continue reading


It’s all talk and no action. But it’s Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne talking. John Logan’s Red the latest import from London, centers around Mark Rothko, the American Expressionist painter, and his newly-hired assistant Ken, performed by Redmayne in an … Continue reading

Lend Me a Tenor

Just sit back and laugh. Oh, and guard your head. That’s all you can do while watching the Broadway revival of Lend Me a Tenor , the ludicrous, and ludicrously enjoyable comedy playing at the Music Box Theater. Directed by … Continue reading

Come Fly Away

Come Fly Away It’s advised that audience members scout locations of nearby bars before seeing Come Fly Away, the sizzling hot and undeniably cool musical currently in performances at the Marquis Theater. Combining the timeless vocals of Frank Sinatra and … Continue reading

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie Light and dark are in battle with each other in the haunting, shadowy production of The Glass Menagerie currently in performances at the Laura Pels Theater. The famously autobiographical memory play by Tennessee Williams, detailing a struggling … Continue reading