The Interview: Michael Urie Dives into Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Interview: Michael Urie Dives into Shakespeare’s Hamlet By Michael Raver   While he may be best known for his portrayal of flamboyant style maven Marc St. James on ‘Ugly Betty’, actor Michael Urie is no stranger to treading the slanted boards. His solo performance in the wildly successful Buyer and Cellar gained him a … More The Interview: Michael Urie Dives into Shakespeare’s Hamlet

2ST’s Messy Town Painted as Red as a Cardinal

Review: 2ST’s Messy Town Painted as Red as a Cardinal By Ross Greg Pierce likes to tell some captivating tales, especially as a musical co-conspirator with John Kander in The Landing and Kid Victory, so this lightly conceptual dramedy, starring two solid television comedic actors, Anna Chlumsky from “Veep” and Adam Pally from “Happy Endings” sounds … More 2ST’s Messy Town Painted as Red as a Cardinal

Gus in London Says: Mary Stuart and the Redemptive Hagiography of British Female Monarchs.

Review: Mary Stuart and the Redemptive Hagiography of British Female Monarchs. By Gus Subero Writing a review for the second recent run of a play in the West End can never offer a novel insight into the stage work by the playwright or the themes explored by the play itself. However, what is certainly fascinating about … More Gus in London Says: Mary Stuart and the Redemptive Hagiography of British Female Monarchs.

In the Body of the World: A Hippy Chick Hug That Didn’t Quite Connect.

The Review: In the Body of the World By Ross I feel like a bad feminist. Yes, a feminist, just like my hero, the Prime Minister of my homeland Justin T., because I have never seen the worldwide phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues. That performance piece has been seen by thousands all across the globe, published … More In the Body of the World: A Hippy Chick Hug That Didn’t Quite Connect.

Broad Comedy: Girl Power in a Time of Need

Broad Comedy: Girl Power in a Time of Need By Ross There’s a fun gang of talented gals cracking up their audiences at Soho Playhouse with Broad Comedy, their politically fueled collection of songs and skits. And if, for some insane reason, you are an #OrangeMonster supporter, a Republican, or a male chauvinist pussy grabber, … More Broad Comedy: Girl Power in a Time of Need

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns: Hiller Stirs Up the Same Wild Cocktails… But Made With a Darker Liquor.

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns: Hiller Stirs Up the Same Wild Cocktails… But Made With a Darker Liquor. By Ross This is my third time being a guest poolside for Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, my second time at Soho Playhouse, and the first time with the new lead, Jeff Hiller (Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and I … More Bright Colors And Bold Patterns: Hiller Stirs Up the Same Wild Cocktails… But Made With a Darker Liquor.

The Interview: Actress Leah Gabriel Tackles Titan Theatre Company’s Medea

The Interview: Actress Leah Gabriel Tackles Titan Theatre Company’s Medea By Michael Raver In the classical cannon, there are some roles that instill a very specific kind of excitement and dread in the actors asked to play them. The kind that makes the breath short and the heart pound. Excitement swirls in the pit of … More The Interview: Actress Leah Gabriel Tackles Titan Theatre Company’s Medea

Returning to Reims: Critical Questioning of Personal Shame, Homophobia, and the Rise of Nationalism. 

St. Ann’s Warehouse’s Returning to Reims: Critical Questioning of Personal Shame, Homophobia, and the Rise of Nationalism. by Ross Entering into the unique space of St. Ann’s Warehouse, we find ourselves settling in to our seats as two men (Bush Moukarzel, Ali Gadema) settle into the sound studio office on stage. They talk in the … More Returning to Reims: Critical Questioning of Personal Shame, Homophobia, and the Rise of Nationalism. 

ATC’s Hangmen: The Smell of Death Never Really Vanishes, Does It?

ATC’s Hangmen: The Smell of Death Never Really Vanishes, Does It? By Ross The first scene throws us quite quickly into the dark world of the Hangmen in 1963 England. A man (Gilles Geary) with an abject look of terror on his face, that feels as inconsequential to the story as any in that bleak … More ATC’s Hangmen: The Smell of Death Never Really Vanishes, Does It?

Encores! at 25: Hey, Look Me Over! You’ll Miss Out If You Don’t!

Encores! at 25: Hey, Look Me Over! You’ll Miss Out If You Don’t! By Ross This city has been blessed with 25 years of New York City Center’s Encores!, and what a way for this organization to celebrate. Bob Martin, whose character in The Drowsy Chaperone (book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music/lyrics by Lisa Lambert … More Encores! at 25: Hey, Look Me Over! You’ll Miss Out If You Don’t!