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 →


The company of "Cruel Intentions: The Musical" at Le Poisson Rouge.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – The scrappy, smart CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL strikes the right balance

Last night at Le Poisson Rouge, a beloved Greenwich Village music venue, I caught the jukebox musical version of the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, itself a loose adaptation Les Liaisons dangereuses. Cruel Intentions updates … 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 →


Daniel Gerroll and Robin Abramson in Fellowship for Performing Arts' production of "Shadowlands" by William Nicholson at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – The Off-Broadway revival of William Nicholson’s sturdy SHADOWLANDS is solidly acted

Last night, I caught the Off-Broadway revival of William Nicholson’s 1989 play Shadowlands (the piece played the West End and subsequently Broadway in 1990), a somewhat pat though nonetheless touching drama … Continue Reading →


Tiler Peck and Chase Finlay in New York City Ballet's "Swan Lake" at the David H. Koch Theater.
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2017 Year in Review – Dance

2017 was a good year for dance in New York. It was a time in which both the old guard continued to set the standard and up-and-coming artists proved there … Continue Reading →


Robert Carsen's new production of Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Metropolitan Opera.

2017 Year in Review – Opera

2017 was another interesting year in opera in New York. Even with the mediocrity on the boards of the Met and the unevenness coming from New York City Opera these days, … Continue Reading →


Max Posner's "The Treasurer" at Playwrights Horizons.

2017 Year in Review – Theater

2017 was another all-encompassing year in the world of New York theater. If you’re like myself and have more than just dabbled in exploring the city’s various samplings of the … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Billy Crudup’s expert performance lifts the clichéd HARRY CLARKE

Last night, I caught David Cale’s new one-man play Harry Clarke at the Vineyard Theatre. The play, a sexy, psychological thriller, tells the story of an introverted man and the … Continue Reading →


The company of "Counting Sheep" at 3LD Art & Technology Center.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – The immersive COUNTING SHEEP thrusts its audiences deep into revolution

I recently had a chance to catch Counting Sheep, aptly subtitled “an immersive guerilla folk opera” at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in downtown Manhattan. The piece, created by … Continue Reading →


Geoff Sobelle's "Home" at BAM Harvey Theater.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Geoff Sobelle creates a resonant HOME onstage, beguilingly and quite literally

Last night, I took a trip out to Fort Greene to catch Geoff Sobelle’s Home at the BAM Harvey Theater. I couldn’t have asked for a better theatrical experience for my final … Continue Reading →