The Review: BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno-a-Go-Go By Ross I must confess, and not in a catholic kind of way, because that kind of on your knees religion has nothing to do with the uproarious show, BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno-a-Go-Go currently damning us all to hell at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen, naturally. But it does have a … More BenDeLaCreme’s Rising Up Into Dante’s Inferno Down Below.
The Review: Playwrights Horizons’ Dance Nation By Ross The faces on many as we made our way out of the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons were strangely happy and confused, all rolled up together. Many wondered aloud, what exactly was that they had just witnessed? And part of me could understand that state … More Dance Nation: Haunted By My 13 Year Old High Kicking Self
The Review: Sherman Theatre’s Tremor By Ross An intense piece of theatrical writing by playwright, Brad Birch (Black Mountain), drawing us quickly into the moon like circle and building on our curiosity inch by inch and minute by minute. We lean in as the two solid and emotionally attached/detached characters, Tom and Sophie circle around each … More Sherman Theatre’s Tremor Invigorating and Heart Pounding
The Review: Overheard at Joe’s By Ross It’s a fun loud environment that you enter when attending the inventive new show upstairs in the McHales Bar just off of 8th Ave on 51st. It’s right across the street from two hit musicals on Broadway, Wicked and Once on this Island, but Overheard in Joe’s couldn’t be … More There’s A Lot of Cool Talk of the Blues Overheard at Joe’s
The Review: 59E59 Theaters’ Operation Crucible By Ross On December 12, 1940, in the middle of World War II, the Sheffield Blitz began. For three nights, the Luftwaffe air force targeting the steel work factories based in Sheffield, England under the German code name of Schmelztiegel, or “Crucible”. In Kieran Knowles’ compelling drama, Operation Crucible, … More Operation Crucible Stumbles in the Dark, but Survives the Blast
The Review: Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Bump By Ross Ensemble Studio Theatre‘s new production in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Porject titled Bump, is unfortunately, not quite ready to be born as of yet. This new play by Chiara Atik (Five Times in One Night) has some charming moments and, if given … More EST’s Bump is Premature
The Review: Bristol Old Vic/BAM’s A Long Day’s Journey Into Night By Ross As the night in question approaches, the Tyron family at the center of this very long journey shuffles forward through the pain and accusations that weight these four down throughout their lifetime. It’s the same old game for this family, oppressed from the … More A Very Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Once Again
The Review: NYCC Encores’ Me and My Girl By Ross Encores! at 25 tap dances in the often revised Me and My Girl, a 1930’s musical that originally opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End in 1937. It was created as a fresh new vehicle for Lupino Lane, it’s star, and still holds all the charm of a fun … More NYCC Encores Does The Lambeth Walk Stylishly With Me and My Girl
Nominations for the 2018 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only theatrical award that honors the season’s best chosen by fans, were announced live by former winners and Moulin Rouge co-stars Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo on May 8. Fans nominated their favorites from a complete list of eligible shows and performers. Mean Girls leads with 15 nominations, followed by Harry … More Nominations Announced for 2018 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
The Review: NYTW’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire By Ross Back in 1991, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, a play written by Caryl Churchill (Escaped Alone, Cloud 9) had its American premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop directed by Lisa Peterson with the incredible Cherry Jones, Bill Camp, and others. I must admit that the previous cast … More A Bright and Provocative Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Burns Out in the End.