Accent On Youth

Accent On Youth A dry martini would be an appropriate drink to consume while watching Accent On Youth, the new play in performances at the Samuel J. Friedman theater. The crisp, cool, tart flavor would be a suitable accompaniment to … Continue reading

West Side Story

West Side Story Even the most cynical person out there has to have a soft spot. It could be a favorite CD from childhood, an old movie that only exists on VHS recording, or a recipe for a decidedly unhealthy … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities So you want a revolution? Technically, you’ll find one here. It has the angry people, the obligatory song or two about freedom, and a few gunshots. Sadly, however, it is … Continue reading

Incident at Vichy

Incident at Vichy Review By: Carey Purcell Presented by The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), this riveting one-act play fearlessly addresses how and why the Holocaust took place, from the perspective of both the perpetrators and the victims. This brilliantly … Continue reading

James Barbour: Love Songs

James Barbour: Love Songs Who said that romance is dead? It’s certainly not at Sardi’s on Saturday nights, where James Barbour is performing his concert series “Love Songs.” The Broadway actor, most recently see in A Tale of Two Cities, … Continue reading

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex Slave Incident

Southern Gothic Novel I am in awe of Frank Blocker. Performing the one-man show Southern Gothic Novel at the Stage Left Studio Theater, and playing seventeen different characters, Blocker is giving one of the most entertaining performances in city right … Continue reading

The Third Story

The Third Story Before the performance even begins, an announcement, huskily voiced by Kathleen Turner, informs the audience dryly that if cell phones are not turned off, more than one gunshot will be fired during the performance. The good news … Continue reading

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard It is said that The Cherry Orchard was intended to be a comedy. But after seeing the elegant, understated performance currently in production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I have to disagree. It’s not that this … Continue reading


Shrek Does burping have a place on Broadway? What about flatulence? And while we’re at it, how do cross-dressing wolves fit into the Great White Way? The answers are surprisingly, yes and quite easily. This critic is not ashamed to … Continue reading

White Christmas

White Christmas Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in the heads of children, but that’s not the only place they’re taking up residence in New York. The sweet confections can also be found onstage at the Marquis Theatre, where the … Continue reading