Review – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Signature Theatre is having quite a season remounting important American plays and re-introducing playwrights.  I was thrilled to see their productions of Susan-Lori Parks' Red Letter Plays and they continue their streak with this seminal play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The playwright has created a compelling work of the prison system and the burdens of … Continue reading Review – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York I hope you will join us for our show at Polaris North Studio on 29th Street tonight and this weekend.  It combines short plays and magical interludes.  It will be a little scary, a little macabre, and lots of fun.  There are several brand new short works and the … Continue reading Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recently I saw a performance of the Boo! Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.  It was an interesting batch of plays in a seasonal festival.  A little uneven and somewhat odd selections for a "scary" festival. I really went to take in the efforts of several Polaris North members putting together … Continue reading Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York City two weeks from today, I hope you will join me for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 - The Fright Edition.  This is an occasional series I present at Polaris North, a co-operative of theater artists at 245 W 29th Street.  We perform a group of short plays interspersed with … Continue reading Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD is my favorite theater musical.  I love the music, the story, the Steampunk atmosphere.  I have seen a fully staged version, a John Doyle version, and a wonderful concert version with the New York Philharmonic.  This was my first intimate version, not what one expects from this property. The Barrow Street … Continue reading Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street