Hiroshi Sugimoto's newly-commissioned noh drama "Rikyu-Enoura" at Japan Society.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – The newly-commissioned noh drama RIKYU-ENOURA at Japan Society is transporting

Last year, I immersed myself in the tradition of Japanese noh when the highly-regarded Kanze Noh Theatre graced New York to partake in the 2016 Lincoln Center Festival. It was … Continue Reading →


The company of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company's "Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide" by Charles Ludlam at La Mama. Photo by Theo Cote.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Charles Ludlam’s brash CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE is giddily revived at La Mama

Earlier this week, I attended the opening of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s rare revival of Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, Charles Ludlam’s madcap absurdist if lightweight 1967 comedy, … Continue Reading →


Tectonic Theater Project's "Uncommon Sense" by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris at the Sheen Center.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Tectonic’s touching, sensory-driven UNCOMMON SENSE places the audience in the shoes of its autistic characters

Down at the Sheen Center, I recently had the opportunity to catch Tectonic Theatre Project’s Uncommon Sense, a touching, multi-thread play about autism. In structure, the Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris’s … Continue Reading →


Heather Christian in "Animal Wisdom" at the Bushwick Starr.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Heather Christian’s ANIMAL WISDOM rousingly reflects on death, through song

Last night, I ventured out to Bushwick to catch a performance of Heather Christian’s rousing Animal Wisdom, a self-proclaimed “requiem mass”, or Catholic mass for the dead. But the show … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Ayad Akhtar’s ambitious, sprawling JUNK opens on Broadway

Last night, Ayad Akhtar’s eagerly anticipated Junk opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater. With his new play, Mr. Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the … Continue Reading →


Eric Berryman in the Wooster Group's "THE B-SIDE" at the Performance Garage.

VIEWPOINTS – The current productions of THE B-SIDE and ILLYRIA intimately bridge past and present, in ways only theater can

History is in vogue again. The hit musical Hamilton has made it a sexy pursuit to critically engage with history by taking a hard look at past events and bringing … Continue Reading →


Alison Fraser in Aaron Mark's "Squeamish", an All for One Theater production  at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Alison Fraser slays Aaron Mark’s SQUEAMISH

Last night, Halloween, I caught up with Aaron Mark’s evocative and gory one-woman show Squeamish, courtesy of All for One Theater at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. It turned out … Continue Reading →


Clive Owen and Jin Ha in Julie Taymor's revival of David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly" at the Cort Theatre.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Julie Taymor’s uneven revival of M. BUTTERFLY by David Henry Hwang opens on Broadway

With last week’s opening of Julie Taymor’s revival of the 1988 Tony-winning play M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang at the Cort Theatre, New York will have three major adaptations of this … Continue Reading →


Mark Morris Dance Group and Silk Road Ensemble's "Layla and Majnun" at the Rose Theatre, courtesy of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – Mark Morris’s choreographic interpretation of LAYLA AND MAJNUN captivates in Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

I recently caught the closing performance of Mark Morris’s utterly captivating Layla and Majnun, which had its New York premiere this past week under the auspices of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival … Continue Reading →


Jessica Tyler Wright and Lisa Chavez in Tobias Picker's "Dolores Claiborne" courtesy of New York City Opera at 59E59 Theaters.

THE HANGOVER REPORT – NYCO’s intimate operatic adaptation of DOLORES CLAIBORNE by Tobias Picker fails to ignite

The discerning New York theatergoer can easily get into the Halloween spirit by attending any number of carefully curated productions. Thomas Ostermeier’s devilish mounting of Richard III at BAM, Dave Malloy’s pungent song … Continue Reading →