The Screwtape Letters

Saturday night, Tim and I went to see my buddy Steve Hauck take on the title role in The Screwtape Letters at the Westside Arts Theatre, Off Broadway.  Steve is standby for star/adaptor Max McLean, and happily knew in advance that both he and his fellow standby, Elise Girardin, would be going on for both […]

Everyday Rapture

We went to see Everyday Rapture recently, as we had loved Sherie Rene Scott in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  She did not disappoint!  What a lovely, gracious onstage presence.  And then that fabulous voice!  It was no surprise that she can turn on the wattage whenever she wants, but what was especially lovely about this self-created […]

The Temperamentals

Tim and I went to catch The Temperamentals before its closing.  The five member cast did a beautiful job of telling the remarkable story.  I really knew nothing about Harry Hay, or his Mattachine Society, the first gay rights organization in America.  It’s a remarkable tale, and a humbling one.  And the fact that he […]

Sondheim on Sondheim

I’ve been enthalled by the work of Stephen Sondheim since my freshman year at Harvard, when a college friend played the LP of A Little Night Music for me in his dorm room many years ago.  I had never heard anything like it, and I fell in love.  I decided right there that I had […]

Mr. and Mrs. Fitch

I love John Lithgow.  I’d love him even if I hadn’t worked with him on that fun video for New York Public Library.  I also love Jennifer Ehle, and sure hope to work with her someday.  I also love Douglas Carter Beane’s plays.  So I had to see Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.  I found myself […]

God of Carnage

Being a former resident of Brooklyn’s Park Slope added a special zest of enjoyment when my partner and I went to see God of Carnage with its third cast.  We enjoyed the performances greatly, and recognized the characters as people we could have seen on the Slope’s 7th Avenue any day.  It was especially fun […]