Category Archives: Broadway

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
Book by Danny Rubin
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Matthew Morris
August Wilson Theatre
June 26, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰ย ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰out of 5.

There was more stuff in this show then one could possibly imagine. Circle upon circle was spinning throughout the show.ย  The actors literally did laps for the two and a half hours all the while singing and dancing around in parkas in NYC in July!ย  Groundhog Day was so beautiful and magical to watch. I thought to myself that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would have really benefitted from this set designer! ย  Continue reading Groundhog Day

Present Laughter

Present Laughter
Starring Kevin Kline
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
St. James Theatre
June 21, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

Kevin Kline is just so good in this – – but there is just so much of this! ย After seeing 1984 last night I was so eager to see a play that behaved itself and delivered some acting and some story. ย Present Laughter, I thought – – there’s the remedy.

It was such a beautiful play. ย A gorgeous set full of theatrical decadence with doors a plenty and plenty of furniture to poise, pontificate, and pursue a dalliance. ย The language of Noel Coward is so rich and so wonderfully sarcastic. ย It is so nice to hear a play that has vocabulary that reaches beyond two syllables. ย  Continue reading Present Laughter


Written and Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmilla
Hudson Theatre
June 20, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰ย out of 5.


This was my first time in the beautiful Hudson theatre that just opened its doors a few months ago with Sunday in the Park with George. ย It is a gorgeous building. ย The lobby was good. But then I took my seat.

This play is such a huge f***ing mess. ย They go through hundreds of flash pods that blind the audience on a regular basis. ย It was as if they couldn’t think what to do with the actors in the scene – so let’s just blind the shit out of the audience. ย Then the blinding wasn’t enough. Continue reading 1984

The Little Foxes

Theย Little Foxes
Written byย Lillian Hellman
Directed by Daniel Sultan
Manhattan Theatre Club
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
June 18, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

I am such a fan of theatre the pushes the envelop and challenges the way we “think” theatre should be done. ย  ย I love when they take the “major dramatic structure” that I teach every day of my working life and mess around with it. ย I celebrate the rule breakers.

Little Foxes is certainly a rule follower – ย and what a beautiful rule follower it is. ย  Continue reading The Little Foxes

Come From Away

Come From Away
Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Gerald Schoenfeldย Theatre
June 17, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

There are not enough words to tell you how wonderful this show is! ย It is fun to experience; it sounds great; it is energetic; the cast is passionate about what they are doing, and you leave the theatre feeling so so good! ย NYC has always had trouble tying to tellย the story of 9/11 in the theatre. ย Either the story becomes so political that it becomes more of a speech that leaves you cold – – or the 9/11 plays become so maudlin and soย lost in the anger and sadness that all you want to do is weep. ย  9/11 stories were either about the head and they neglected the heart – or they were focused on the heart and they had nothing to say to your head.

Come From Away is the perfect blend. Continue reading Come From Away