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

An American in Paris

Cynics, take note. Romance is alive and well at the Palace Theater, where An American in Paris, the lush, unapologetically old-fashioned musical has hung up its beret. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, and featuring a songbook of Gershwin classics, … Continue reading

Hand to God

The newest star of Broadway defies all physical expectations of a leading man. He is neither tall nor muscular, and his vocal talents seem limited. (To be fair, we only hear him singing “Jesus Loves Me.”) And he could use … Continue reading

The Way We Get By

Who knew a one-night stand could be so romantic? As a theatergoer, I’m sadly unfamiliar with much of Neil LaBute’s work. I’ve seen and read a few of his works, but I’m not nearly as accustomed to the common themes … Continue reading