The Grand Paradise

“What’s behind those doors?” I wondered frequently throughout my trip to The Grand Paradise, a new immersive production playing in Brooklyn. Presented by Third Rail Projects and overseen by the company’s artistic directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett, … Continue reading

Snow White

Traditional fairy tales have offered countless explorations into darker themes: sexuality, power, disempowerment, power and disempowerment through sexuality… one, especially if one is a feminist, could go on and on. And Company XIV’s presentation of Snow White, receiving its premiere … Continue reading

Noises Off

Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint what it is that makes something great. One spice or flavor in a recipe, one color in a painting or one drop of liquor can elevate a cocktail from good to great. It’s the combination … Continue reading

Once Upon a Mattress

“A princess is a delicate thing,” sweetly sings the chorus of Once Upon a Mattress, the deliciously kooky musical in performances at the Abron Arts Center on the Lower East Side. But in this revival of the 1950s musical spoof … Continue reading

Nutcracker Rougue

New York is never at a loss for sparkling decorations during the holiday season. Brightly lit trees and adorn every street corner, and the window displays on Fifth Avenue probably keep the glitter companies in business year-round. But when seeing … Continue reading


Real life has never been quite so fascinating as it is in Steve, the new play by Mark Gerrard receiving its world-premiere production by The New Group. An unflinching look at 21st century domestic life, this comedy is moving, heartwarming … Continue reading

Finding Neverland

It is good to have Matthew Morrison back on Broadway. Last seen on Broadway in 2008’s South Pacific, the musical theatre star has been occupied by the hit FOX show “Glee” for the past several years. But now, playing J.M. … Continue reading

Something Rotten!

There’s no shortage of energy at the St. James Theatre, where the new musical Something Rotten! has danced its way onstage – and doesn’t stop dancing. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick’s Renaissance-era musical, which features … Continue reading

The King and I

The Tony-winning musical theatre dream team is at it again. Bartlett Sher, who first teamed with Kelli O’Hara in The Light in the Piazza and breathed new life into the 2008 revival of South Pacific has brought a new production … Continue reading

The Lion

Who knew folk music could be so sad? Who knew it could leave you feeling like you’d been both punched in the stomach and embraced in a warm, comforting hug? Apparently Benjamin Scheuer, the writer and star of “The Lion,” … Continue reading