Lucinda Childs Dance Company performs "Dance" at the Joyce Theater

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Lucinda Childs’ minimalist “Dance” is gorgeously revived at the Joyce

I recently had the chance to catch Lucinda Childs Dance Company perform its seminal 1979 “Dance”. The three-piece evening length ballet, performed to a score by Philip Glass and projected … Continue Reading →

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub in Atlantic Theater Company’s "The Band’s Visit" at the Linda Gross Theater

VIEWPOINTS – RIDE THE CYCLONE & THE BAND’S VISIT: Two Off-Broadway musicals that successfully think outside the box

Mention the term “musical theater” and you’re likely to draw some strong reactions – people either love it or are repelled by it. Whichever way you look at the art … Continue Reading →

Patricia Racette in the title role of "Salome" at the Metropolitan Opera

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Patricia Racette’s raw performance lifts the Met’s SALOME

Richard Strauss’s lurid and luscious Salome has long been one of my sentimental favorites in the operatic repertoire. Strauss’s powerful, sensuous opera is one that exudes, at least for me, … Continue Reading →

Orlando James and Natalie Radmall-Quirke "The Winter's Tale" at BAM Harvey

VIEWPOINTS – Two piercing revivals spark downtown Brooklyn: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at TFANA and THE WINTER’S TALE at BAM

There’s something to be said about the mounting excitement over downtown Brooklyn’s Cultural District. Indeed, this fall, New Yorkers were treated to two highly theatrical revivals of well-worn classics that … Continue Reading →

Nick Cordero and Richard H. Blake in "A Bronx Tale" at the Longacre Theatre

VIEWPOINTS – Stage adaptations of films as microwavable comfort food: A BRONX TALE, THE BODYGUARD, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

This fall in New York has seen a number of stage adaptations of popular movies hit the boards. Unfortunately, each of these endeavors has highlighted the unique differences between stage … Continue Reading →

ZviDance's "On the Road" at BAM Fisher

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Zvi Gotheiner’s ON THE ROAD, after Kerouac, is inspired dance

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch choreographer Zvi Gotheiner’s dance adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s intimate BAM Fisher space. The … Continue Reading →

Anna Netrebko in "Manon Lescaut" at The Metropolitan Opera

VIEWPOINTS – Women rule the world at The Met: Anna Netrebko triumphs in MANON LESCAUT and Kaija Saariaho’s L’AMOUR DE LOIN mesmerizes

This past week, women certainly ruled the world at the Met, with Anna Netrebko triumphing in the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, as well as the premiere of Kaija … Continue Reading →

Sutton Foster leads The New Group's revival of "Sweet Charity" at The Pershing Square Signature Center

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Sutton Foster sparkles brightly in The New Group’s perfectly competent revival of SWEET CHARITY

I’m convinced that Sutton Foster can do almost anything. Over the years since her breakout star turn in the Tony-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie nearly fifteen years ago, Ms. Foster has … Continue Reading →

The cast of "Sweat" at The Public Theater

VIEWPOINTS – Urgent political theater is the name of the game this fall at The Public Theater: SWEAT, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE & PARTY PEOPLE

We live in uncertain times, with the fate of our nation far from clear. This fall’s programming at the red-hot Public Theater reflects this sense of political and social unrest. … Continue Reading →

The company of "A Taste of Things to Come" at the York Theatre Company

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin’s A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME at the York is pleasant, simplistic

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to catch Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin’s new musical A Taste of Things to Come, courtesy of the York Theatre Company. The show … Continue Reading →