Afterglow: You Can’t Always Get What (the Heart) Wants. 

Afterglow: You Can’t Always Get What (the Heart) Wants. by Ross This show starts out highly charged and extremely sexual. They certainly know how to grab our attention, and if you are bothered by male nudity, best stay away from Midnight Theatricals’ Afterglow, currently playing at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. After the climatic … More Afterglow: You Can’t Always Get What (the Heart) Wants. 

Julius Caesar: Foolish Protesters Need To Read The Play

Julius Caesar: Foolish Protesters Need To Read The Play By Ross There has been a great deal of ranting and raving, screaming and shouting going on by the Right about the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar since opening night. They have started to gather outside during performances, chanting and yelling … More Julius Caesar: Foolish Protesters Need To Read The Play

Bella: An American Tall Tale – One Long Ride Along Three Different Routes

Bella: An American Tall Tale – One Long Ride Along Three Different Routes By Ross There is a big old fashioned style musical being presented over at Playwrights Horizons this early spring called Bella: An American Tall Tale.  And it’s quite the story to behold.  The lead, an electric Ashley D. Kelley (OSF’s The Wiz) … More Bella: An American Tall Tale – One Long Ride Along Three Different Routes

Animal: Really, You Want to Talk About The Hat??

Animal: Really, You Want to Talk About The Hat?? By Ross Rebecca Hall is one of those actors that fascinates.  Her work is surprising in its depth and intricacy, while igniting an unfathomable intimacy with her audience.  Sometimes, she mystifies and keeps us at arms length, as she did in HBO/BBC’s “Parade’s End“, but when … More Animal: Really, You Want to Talk About The Hat??

A Hunger Artist: Starvation as Dark Performance Art, Told Hilariously.

A Hunger Artist: Starvation as Dark Performance Art, Told Hilariously. By Ross Its obvious that Jon Levin, as the performing man of the hour, is transfixed by the subject matter of A Hunger Artist. Much like the writer, Josh Luxenberg who has crafted this compelling and hilarious piece of multi-discipline storytelling about the performative art of … More A Hunger Artist: Starvation as Dark Performance Art, Told Hilariously.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me: “Don’t Stop Believing” in Your Inner Optimism

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me: “Don’t Stop Believing” in Your Inner Optimism By Ross It’s no surprise that one of the characters in this whimsical musical is in a Journey cover band on tour (there will be links to Journey songs throughout this review, forgive me). The whole idea of a ‘not-really-Journey’ Journey cover band is the … More Ernest Shackleton Loves Me: “Don’t Stop Believing” in Your Inner Optimism

The Government Inspector: Far More Than Just Three Stooges in Russia.

The Government Inspector: Far More Than Just Three Stooges in Russia. By Ross Who knew that a play first published in 1836 by a Russian and Ukrainian dramatist by the name of Nikolai Gogol could be so current and hysterically funny today. The Government Inspector written as a satirical play so many years ago skewering corrupt politicians … More The Government Inspector: Far More Than Just Three Stooges in Russia.