A Playwright Procrastinates/ Suggested Showtunes For Strange Times

After all the initial panic, I’ll admit that one of my first thoughts on being mostly-entrapped at home for the foreseeable future was: Great! I can finally finish revising my thus-far-singular attempt at a full-length play! I then proceeded to do just that…. for exactly one day. Since then I’ve only worked on it inContinue reading “A Playwright Procrastinates/ Suggested Showtunes For Strange Times”

On “Hadestown,” Capitalism, Broadway, Politics, And Yes, The Pandemic

When the first wave of coronavirus panic hit, I honestly thought everyone was just being paranoid. The virus, after all, was still states away, and I remained flippantly sure that even if it did come this way, it would not be coming for me—or on the off chance it did, I would emerge unscathed thanksContinue reading “On “Hadestown,” Capitalism, Broadway, Politics, And Yes, The Pandemic”

Some Wheely Good Fun At “Helen On Wheels”

Pigs Do Fly Productions continues its sixth season with Helen On Wheels, a play by Cricket Daniels that was first produced in 2014. The company’s unique mission is to show that characters over 50 can still live their lives in interesting, involved, and exciting ways, and to showcase performers over 50 in the process. HelenContinue reading “Some Wheely Good Fun At “Helen On Wheels””

“Beauty and The Beast” At LPAC Is As Enchanting As Ever

NOTE: Spoilers from here on out on this, because I’m assuming most of ya’ll know the story! It’s always interesting to look back on a favorite childhood fairy tale with an adult’s eyes. I got the chance this weekend at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, where Beauty in the Beast is running only until thisContinue reading ““Beauty and The Beast” At LPAC Is As Enchanting As Ever”

Comedy Can’t Get Much Blacker Than “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit…”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City is now playing until this March 1 at the Sol Children’s Theatre, courtesy of theatre company Primal Forces. The 2016 play by Halley Feiffer is not to be confused with A Funny ThingContinue reading “Comedy Can’t Get Much Blacker Than “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit…””

A Royal Time At “The Glass Piano”

Theatre Lab’s fifth season continues with The US premiere of The Glass Piano by Alix Sobler, which premiered last year at London’s Coronet Theatre. It was loosely inspired by the utterly fascinating case of the real Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, who suffered from a delusion that she had swallowed a glass grand piano as aContinue reading “A Royal Time At “The Glass Piano””

Art And Identity In “My Name is Asher Lev”

In my book, at least, the West Boca Theatre Company’s current production of My Name Is Asher Lev earns a unique and high compliment: of all the plays I’ve written about in the past 5ish months (my, how time flies), it’s the only one that I left feeling actively inspired to create.  My Name IsContinue reading “Art And Identity In “My Name is Asher Lev””

A Fulfilling “Fulfillment Center” At The Lake Worth Playhouse

The Lake Worth Playhouse’s acclaimed Black Box series is back until this February 9th with a quietly stirring production of Fulfillment Center by Abe Koogler, which premiered off-Broadway in 2017. The play’s title does double duty, serving as both a literal description of the corporate warehouse it revolves around and an ironic nod to aContinue reading “A Fulfilling “Fulfillment Center” At The Lake Worth Playhouse”

You Don’t Have To Be Kinky To Enjoy “Kinky Boots!”

Kinky Boots, playing until this February 8th at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center courtesy of Prather Production’s Broadway in Broward series, isin many respects a fairly typicalmusical comedy: one in which a plucky underdog fights for a noble cause amidst an array of colorful characters. Our protagonist, Charlie, is a young man whose father’s suddenContinue reading “You Don’t Have To Be Kinky To Enjoy “Kinky Boots!””

A Spectacular Production Of The Peculiar “Evita”

So, last night, I saw the Wick Theatre’s production of Evita, knowing more or less nothing about either the show or Argentinian history. After seeing Evita, I still don’t know much about what seems to be quite a complicated era, or even about the famously divisive figure the show centers on: infamous Argentinian first ladyContinue reading “A Spectacular Production Of The Peculiar “Evita””