2ST’s Lobby Hero Tackles Broadway and Wins.

The Review: 2ST’s Lobby Hero by Ross The four intriguing characters that make up the square edges in Kenneth Lonergan’s  Lobby Hero, the revival that ushers Second Stage Theater on to the Broadway scene, find themselves caught in a quagmire of complications as they struggle and get tied up into ever tightening knots of loyalty and … More 2ST’s Lobby Hero Tackles Broadway and Wins.

The Winter’s Tale: To Bare or Not to Bear.

 The Review: TFANA’s The Winter’s Tale By Ross There’s a lot to be said about the beginning of Theatre for a New Audience‘s production of The Winter’s Tale, a wonderfully rendered production of one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’. This is mainly because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two … More The Winter’s Tale: To Bare or Not to Bear.

Angels in America: Loving A Gay Fantasia on National Themes One More Time.

Angels in America: “History is about to crack wide open. Millennium Approaches.” By Ross I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to have the opportunity to sit through another 7 1/2 hours of Angels in America last week.  I had seen the NTLive’s screening last summer at BAM’s Rose Theaters of this … More Angels in America: Loving A Gay Fantasia on National Themes One More Time.

Jesus Christ Superstar: A Happy Easter Gift from NBC

The TV Review: NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live! By Ross I’m always hesitant when I see an exclamation point after pretty much any title of any show.  It’s like they are daring me not to be excited by it, especially after the word, ‘Live‘. But regardless of that punctuation mark, I was truly eager to … More Jesus Christ Superstar: A Happy Easter Gift from NBC

NYCOpera’s Double Bill of Obsessive Love: Il Pigmalione/Pigmalion

The Review: Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione/Rameau’s Pigmalion By Ross Spreading my theatrical wings a bit wider than normal, I ventured far west to the lovely Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College where the New York City Opera has set up residence for two days to premiere a never seen before pairing of two famous … More NYCOpera’s Double Bill of Obsessive Love: Il Pigmalione/Pigmalion

Babette’s Feast: A Flavorful Feast of Plenty, on a Simple Stage.

The Review: Babette’s Feast By Ross Abigail Killeen, who expertly portrays the older and somewhat wiser sister, Martine in the compelling and quietly hypnotic new play, Babette’s Feast, conceived and developed this artistic statement with writer Rose Courtney (Cycle) and director Karin Coonrod (A Perfect Wedding) over many years of detailed development, basing the piece … More Babette’s Feast: A Flavorful Feast of Plenty, on a Simple Stage.

The Grand Hotel: I’ll Gladly Stay One More Night.

The Review: Encores’ The Grand Hotel By Ross As with any Encores! production, I always find myself swept up in the history of these shows, dying to look them up on Wikipedia and ingest the nostalgia.  The dreamy desire to have been there and seen that can’t be helped. Reading about it now, the 1989 … More The Grand Hotel: I’ll Gladly Stay One More Night.