A scene from Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel" at the Metropolitan Opera.

VIEWPOINTS – A recap of this season’s top holiday entertainments

Happy New Year, everybody! As we embark on 2018, I’d like to recap the roster of five worthwhile holiday-themed shows in New York I attended across the worlds of theater, dance, … Continue Reading →

Bruce Springsteen performs in his musical memoir "Springsteen on Broadway" at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY is muscular, intimate, and altogether exultant

I recently got my hands on a much sought-after ticket to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in the appropriately-titled Springsteen on Broadway. True to his Jersey blue … Continue Reading →

Ute Lemper

VIEWPOINTS – Recapping a summer’s worth of cabaret highs

With the slowdown in theater openings during the summer months, I typically find myself spending more time at cabaret clubs across the city. Indeed, over the course of the summer … Continue Reading →

The cast of "Paris!" at the Irondale Center

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Company XIV’s PARIS! is one of its most riotously entertaining outings yet

I think of Company XIV shows in the same way I do of those Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas. Once you’ve seen one of them, viewings of subsequent shows start to … Continue Reading →

Taylor Mac in "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" at St. Ann's Warehouse

THE HANGOVER REPORT – A long day’s journey into night and back: Taylor Mac’s 24-hour A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC was miraculous, triumphant

After 48 hours, I’m still reeling from the experience I had last weekend at St. Ann’s Warehouse. From noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday – that’s right, a whopping … Continue Reading →


THE HANGOVER REPORT – Dillie Keane’s HELLO, DILLIE! captivatingly explores love, warts and all

Currently concluding its run at 59E59 Theaters is Dillie Keane’s intimate and sharply drawn cabaret set Hello, Dillie! Ms. Keane is perhaps best known on this side of the pond … Continue Reading →


VIEWPOINTS – ROMEO & JULIET vs. KIKI & HERB: Only at the ever-vital Public

Last night, I indulged in a double-header at the Public Theater, where I was yet again reminded of why the famed institution is one of the most vital arts centers … Continue Reading →

Something Rotten B-Roll

VIEWPOINTS – Parody on Broadway: Isn’t it time for something new?

Last night, I attended a performance of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) (RECOMMENDED) at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC. This gifted comic trio … Continue Reading →


THE HANGOVER REPORT – Company XIV’s sexy, playful CINDERELLA seduces

Company XIV has in recent years made a name for itself by turning safe, well-worn classics (like their naughty Nutcracker adaptation, Nutcracker Rouge, and their new production of Snow White … Continue Reading →


VIEWPONTS — A Look Back at this Year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival

Summers in New York abound with performing arts festivals that cover the gamut of performance genres (Shakespeare and the classics, new works, experimental theater, dance, international and local companies, opera … Continue Reading →