The Itch: Keep Scratching The Itch Over This One. 

Keep Scratching The Itch Over This One. By Ross It’s always a disconcerting sign when the playwright is also the producer and co-artistic director of the theater company that is producing their own play. The trouble can deepen when the playwright is also the lead actor.  Alexandra Zelma-Doring is all of the above in Throes Theatre’s … More The Itch: Keep Scratching The Itch Over This One. 

If Only: They Discovered Some Bigger Hills and Valleys

If Only: They Discovered Some Bigger Hills and Valleys by Ross “What are you trying to do?”, asks the gentile and lovely Melissa Gilbert, best known to us all when she portrayed the feisty Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie” from 1974 to 1983.  She poses that question to a gentleman, played … More If Only: They Discovered Some Bigger Hills and Valleys

Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits

Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits By Ross So here’s the thing that I’ve been pondering as I wandered into the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. What does a show look like when it’s a retrospective of a famed musical director and his work on Broadway compared to … More Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits

Hello Seth Rudetsky – Going Crazy for the Deconstruction.

Hello Seth Rudetsky By Ross I was much delayed on my flight from LGA to Chicago the other weekend. Flying to hangout with a good friend for a relaxing weekend in the city I love and at the lovely Hollywood Beach. One week delayed because of a flight cancelation, I had missed my chance to … More Hello Seth Rudetsky – Going Crazy for the Deconstruction.

The Terms of My Surrender: Don’t Fuck with the Librarians!

The Terms of My Surrender: Don’t Fuck with the Librarians, Or You’ll be Sorry! By Ross It’s been one crazy week in the country where this Canadian has chosen to call his home. Even I was shocked to watch (and read the captions as I just can’t stand listening to the #OrangeMonster’s voice) the man … More The Terms of My Surrender: Don’t Fuck with the Librarians!

Come Light My Cigarette: Blown Out by Reality Before the Fire is Even Lit.

Come Light My Cigarette: Blown Out by Reality Before the Fire is Even Lit. By Ross Come Light my Cigarette is framed as a hot new musical with shades of Film Noir sexiness shaded in tones of black and grey. Filtered through a smokey cinematic lens, the show sounds intriguing, and with a small cast … More Come Light My Cigarette: Blown Out by Reality Before the Fire is Even Lit.

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators: Curious George Makes a (Pretty Darn Good) Movie.

Rooftop Films Presents a Sneak Preview Screening of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators   Courtesy of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators, courtesy of Marc Katz and The Orchard  Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators: Curious George Makes a (Pretty Darn Good) Movie. By Ross On an early August evening, Rooftop … More Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators: Curious George Makes a (Pretty Darn Good) Movie.

A Real Boy: This Pinocchio is in Real Need of a Makeover.

A Real Boy: This Pinocchio is in Real Need of a Makeover. By Ross I feel terrible that I’m going to write the things that need to be said here. The intentions for Stephen Kaplan’s A Real Boy, as directed by Audrey Alford (Donkey Punch), are admirable and coming from such a good solid place. … More A Real Boy: This Pinocchio is in Real Need of a Makeover.