Carey Mulligan Was Stunning in Devastating Solo Play “Girls & Boys”

In Spring 2018, Off-Broadway was electrified by Billie Piper’s astonishing and gut-wrenching performance in Simon Stone’s superb updating of Lorca’s tragedy Yerma. And this summer we had another all-too-limited run: the always-remarkable Carey Mulligan in Dennis Kelly’s truly devastating new solo play, Girls & Boys.  But while Yerma ends with a loud bang, Girls & Boys closes with more […]

The Delights of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

If you are in the NYC area, and are a fan of the hit show Downton Abbey, you owe it to yourself to visit the delightful (and extremely well-thought-out) fan experience: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.  It is 2 1/2 floors of recreated settings, audio-visual experiences, and of course lots of those stunning vintage and bespoke […]

A Scorchingly Brilliant Billie Piper in an updated Yerma

I’ve been so busy there hasn’t been much time for posts–but I’ll try to catch up with a few now! My husband and I have been huge fans of Ms. Billie Piper since her performance as Rose in the reboot of our beloved Doctor Who.  We’ve loved everything we’ve seen her perform, including a heartbreaking Hero […]

Photo of Me from “I Am My Own Wife” is at Grunderzeit Museum in Berlin!

Small World Department: I’m really excited about this bit of news:  Once again, the magic of Lewis Carroll makes itself felt in surprising ways. As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Lewis Carroll, and even recently served for four years as President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.  Currently, I […]

La Bete on Broadway

My partner and I caught one of the last performances of the Broadway revival of David Hirson’s verse comedy La Bete, and all I can say is it’s a crying shame it couldn’t at least finish out its originally planned limited run–and then run a whole lot longer!  I did not see the original, short-lived […]

Bonnie Langford Christmas in New York

My partner Tim and I joined my buddy (and composer pal) Eric Barnes recently to see Bonnie Langford: Christmas in New York, a new cabaret performance that is part of the 59E59 Theatre’s “Brits Off Broadway” series.  Eric and Bonnie had worked together on the recent national tour of Chicago, with Eric on keyboards and […]

Brief Encounter on Broadway

I love good plays.  I love good movies.  So I was glad we found a chance to see Brief Encounter on Broadway.  I had never seen the classic film version, but that didn’t interfere with my enjoying this unique stage incarnation.  In fact, now I can’t wait to see the film!  Britain’s Kneehigh Theatre has […]

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play

I’ve just now realized to my astonishment that I never got around to doing a post about the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl’s play In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play.  I’m particularly abashed, because it’s one of the best plays we’ve seen in a long, long time.  We caught it in its final […]

David Mamet’s Race

Last week, we went to see buddy Afton C. Williamson, who has stepped into the starring role of Susan in David Mamet’s hot-button Broadway play, Race.  Afton was every bit as fabulous as I would have expected, and the role turned out to be a very juicy one!  It was great seeing her take advantage […]

Next to Normal

Tim and I caught Next to Normal a couple of nights before Alice Ripley left the Broadway cast.  Like a lot of people, we were a bit leery of what sounded like some pretty dark subject matter.  So we kept putting it off.  But we didn’t want to miss it, having heard such good things, […]