A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

As an avowed fan of “Downton Abbey,” I was very intrigued by the idea of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a musical that had been described as “Downton Abbey” on acid. One of the reasons I appreciate “Downton … Continue reading


Violet

In Violet, a musical about changing how a person sees herself, Sutton Foster allows the audience a completely new way to see her. Foster, a two-time Tony Award winner for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, is known for her … Continue reading


Cabaret

Willkommen back, Cabaret. We’re happy to see you, indeed. In a season awash with revivals, the return of Sam Mendes’ and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production to its old home, Studio 54, was met with raised eyebrows by some. But … Continue reading


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

I found myself pleasantly surprised by Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Admittedly, not often a fan of jukebox musicals, which I have found to be formulaic and predictable, I was both moved and inspired by the new musical about … Continue reading


Machinal

The dark, grim and gritty production of Machinal, Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play about the confines of society, is currently shining a much-needed light on our culture. Treadwell’s work, inspired by Ruth Snyder, the first New York woman to be put … Continue reading


Taking Care of Baby

The blessing and burden that is motherhood is on display at City Center, where Taking Care of Baby, the intriguingly uncomfortable play by Dennis Kelly, is making its American debut. Presented in the style of a documentary, where a disembodied, … Continue reading


The Glass Menagerie

Theatregoers, consider yourself warned. Long after exiting the Booth Theatre, where the achingly beautiful revival of The Glass Menagerie is currently in performances, this play will stay with you. John Tiffany’s movingly acted and artistically staged production will continue to … Continue reading


Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love is many things in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost – a gun, a game and most of all, a puzzlement. Written and directed by Alex Timbers and composed by Michael Friedman, this production in performances at … Continue reading


First Date

I’m not a big fan of sitcoms – I don’t subscribe to cable or get any TV stations at my apartment – so I was a little disappointed in finding a combination of a sitcom and a romantic comedy on … Continue reading


Women Center Stage: The Future Has Spoken – A Celebration of Emerging Young Artists

I was so motivated after seeing The Future Has Spoken: A Celebration of Emerging Young Artists at Women Center Stage. Featuring the talents of Girl Be Heard, viBe Theater Experience and Urban Word NYC, the evening was made up of … Continue reading