In Conversation with Scott Alan Evans: The Interview.

In Conversation with Scott Alan Evans: The Interview. By Michael Raver TACT artistic director Scott Alan Evans reflects on 25 years and looks to the company’s last full production, a comedy entitled Three Wise Guys. Twenty-five years ago, Scott Alan Evans stepped into perhaps the most challenging role of his theatrical career when he assumed … More In Conversation with Scott Alan Evans: The Interview.

Koalas are Dicks: An Australian ‘Ted’ Comes Alive For Better or Worse.

Koalas are Dicks: An Australian ‘Ted’ Comes Alive For Better or Worse. By Ross Have you seen the movie, “Ted“? The one that stars Mark Wahlberg as a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life comes true, but then must decide who is more important in his life; his hot girlfriend, … More Koalas are Dicks: An Australian ‘Ted’ Comes Alive For Better or Worse.

The Outsider: Who Will You Vote For? The Smartest or the Most Charming?

Paper Mill Playhouse’s The Outsider: Who Will You Vote For? The Smartest or the Most Charming? By Ross The new play taking over the stage at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., The Outsider, starts out simply enough in the grand office of the Governor. The smug smiling man in the portrait hanging above the … More The Outsider: Who Will You Vote For? The Smartest or the Most Charming?

Afterglow, The Interview: The Allure, the Hope, and the Risk of the Heart.

Afterglow, The Interview: The Allure, the Hope, and the Risk of the Heart. In the heat of last summer, I had the pleasure of seeing Midnight Theatricals’ Afterglow, a two hour two act exploration (click here to read my review) of a gay couple flirting with the very topical idea of openness, communication, and art … More Afterglow, The Interview: The Allure, the Hope, and the Risk of the Heart.

He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box: 45 Minutes of Lyrical Racial Divide

He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box: 45 Minutes of Lyrical Racial Divide By Ross Adrienne Kennedy is a playwright of poetic beauty and roughness. With her first play in over a decade, He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box sings and glides at us through the hazy cloud of a memory play, … More He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box: 45 Minutes of Lyrical Racial Divide

Jericho: The Song-less Carousel Man Struggles to Catch the Falling Girl

Jericho: The Song-less Carousel Man Struggles to Catch the Falling Girl By Ross What drew me to Michael Weller’s world premiere of Jericho by the Attic Theater Company at The Wild Project was the idea of seeing a new treatment of Ferenc Molnár’s play Liliom before seeing the other more famous musical adaptation later this season. The 1909 … More Jericho: The Song-less Carousel Man Struggles to Catch the Falling Girl

Disco Pigs: A Smashing Punch to Our Collective Gut

Disco Pigs: A Smashing Punch to Our Collective Gut. By Ross After being introduced to the writing of Enda Walsh at St. Ann’s Warehouse a few weeks ago with his strange and exciting Ballyturk, an Irish equivalent to Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, the Irish Repertory Theatre, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary has brought forth … More Disco Pigs: A Smashing Punch to Our Collective Gut

2018 Oscar Race: My Predictions and the True Nominations

2018 Oscar Race: My Predictions and the True Nominations By Ross I haven’t really seen that many films this year. Being an Outer Circle Critic voting member really takes up Ones evenings. Regardless I’m going to make some guesses based on a few good films seen and my list of films I need and want … More 2018 Oscar Race: My Predictions and the True Nominations

Josephine – A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play: A Great Star in Need of a Better Home

Josephine – A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play: A Great Star in Need of a Better Home By Ross The story of Josephine Baker is one of the most compelling and intriguing stories of a woman breaking boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality before America was ready to embrace such diversity and confidence.  She was an … More Josephine – A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play: A Great Star in Need of a Better Home

A Restaurant Review, My First: Paname, A Parisian Holiday on the UES.

A Restaurant Review, My First: Paname, A Parisian Holiday on the UES. By Ross #frontmezzjunkies is going to have a number of firsts over the next few months.   First of the firsts: a restaurant review Paname a french bistro brought to us by the incredible talented and kind, Chef Bernard Ros for the full … More A Restaurant Review, My First: Paname, A Parisian Holiday on the UES.