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


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

I left the Seeing Place Theater’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with my head full of questions. What exactly had happened? What was this play trying to say? And why hadn’t I heard of The Seeing Place Theater … Continue reading


The Comedy of Errors

It’s hard to be outraged when laughing this hard. But the delightfully entertaining production of The Comedy of Errors, currently playing as part of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, offers just that complicated combination: a thoroughly humorous … Continue reading


9mm America

Anyone suffering from desensitization regarding gun violence as a result of oversaturation of the media should hurry to the Gene Frankel Theatre, where 9MM America is currently playing. A production of Girl Be Heard, this intimate and personal performance of … Continue reading