Tag Archives: Musicals

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

There’s a reason why some shows have never succeeded. As much as fans might love them in spite of – or because of – their flaws, their creators simply cannot make them work. And, despite devoted efforts, the much beloved, … Continue reading


Desperate Measures

How does one take a noted problem play by Shakespeare filled with abuses of political power and flagrant inequality between the sexes and somehow transform it into a two-hour musical comedy that, despite the aforementioned problems, is utterly zany, ridiculously … Continue reading


Sunday in the Park With George: Jake Gyllenhaal brings the tortured artist to Broadway

Originally published on Mic.com View this story online No one can accuse Jake Gyllenhaal of being a slacker. The Oscar-nominated actor is known for playing intense, perhaps tortured characters: Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain and Zodiac are just a few. His latest role … Continue reading


Michael Cerveris on the Closing of Fun Home: ‘It Arrived on Broadway in the Moment it Was Most Needed’

                              Originally published on Out.com View this story online When Michael Cerveris, who plays the closeted Bruce Bechdel in the Broadway musical Fun Home, begins his … Continue reading


Cats

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, on a family trip to New York, she was first introduced to the … Continue reading


American Psycho

  I never thought I’d have to say, “I can’t tonight. I have to see American Psycho the Musical.” But I have, and I did, although I still don’t know what to make of it. Playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld … Continue reading


Waitress

The confection being served up at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre is neither sweet nor savory. In fact, it can’t be summed up in a single word, despite present-day culture’s obsession with concise descriptions and hashtags. (#SorryNotSorry.) Instead, it’s a delightfully … Continue reading


“Bart Calls Us ‘The Coven'” — Over Drinks, Fiddler‘s Three Daughters Talk Revolutionizing Tradition

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I am a feminist,” director Bartlett Sher says, leaning into this reporter’s microphone for emphasis. After seeing the Tony Award winner’s recent production—including revivals of  South Pacific and The King and I, … Continue reading


A Woman’s World: “There’s Room For Us All” — The King‘s Ladies On Redefining Game-Changers

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “She does everything like this,” Ruthie Ann Miles said, describing her character in The King and I.  Mies shifted her head slightly while moving her hand across her face. It’s a small … Continue reading


It’s Lisa’s Turn! Why Tyne Daly Insisted This Broadway Breakout Got The Last Bow

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “Always the bridesmaid” is a common phrase used to describe people left on the sidelines, but it can no longer be applied to Lisa Howard. The actress, who has frequently appeared on … Continue reading