Taryn Simon's "An Occupation of Loss" at the Park Avenue Armory

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Taryn Simon’s arresting AN OCCUPATION OF LOSS explores the act of mourning intimately, expansively

Last weekend marked the final days of An Occupation of Loss, Taryn Simon’s arresting and expansive exploration of the act of mourning – utilizing professional mourners from around the world – … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Martin Creed’s WORDS & MUSIC performance celebrates human limitations

To accompany his current large-scale exhibition at the increasingly essential Park Avenue Armory, British artist Marin Creed (who won the Turner Prize in 2001) and his band are appearing in … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Laurie Anderson’s HABEAS CORPUS profoundly illuminates the Park Avenue Armory despite an underpowered night-capping concert

Laurie Anderson is an artist who defies categorization. Her latest construct, Habeas Corpus, continues to find Ms. Anderson wearing a number of hats – multimedia artist, singer/songwriter, and most importantly … Continue Reading →


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VIEWPOINTS – My 20 Pet Peeves When Attending Live Performances (reblog)

[In light of the recent events concerning theater etiquette, or the lack thereof (most notably Patti LuPone’s remarkable and much warranted flip-out over cell phone use at a recent performance … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – April 1, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Putting the play back into play. The folks at Bedlam are back to their high jinxing with their delightful repertory productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. That’s … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – March 18, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS A Second Life for One of the Season’s Best. Stephen Adly Guirgis’s magnificent Between Riverside and Crazy, which was first staged earlier this season by the … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – March 11, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS However frustrated I was while watching the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Handel’s Semele at BAM, I still cannot get this Zhang Huan-directed and designed production … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – March 4, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS The resourceful Mint Theater Company has long excelled at respectfully if dutifully dusting off forgotten classics on a dime. With Ferenc Molnar’s delightful Fashions for Men, … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – February 25, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Scott Ellis’s joyous Broadway revival of the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart classic You Can’t Take It With You ended its limited run last weekend. … Continue Reading →


THE STATE OF THE ARTS – February 19, 2015

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Civilians’ niche brand of the “documentary musical” is alive and well in the swell little show about the porn industry entitled Pretty Filthy playing at … Continue Reading →