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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Hair’ at the Secret Theatre

Co-writer and original cast member James Rado (white shirt) poses with the cast of the Secret Theatre's production of 'Hair.' Photo credit: Justin Chauncey Photography

Despite the show's inherent flaws, I had a great time at the energetic new Secret Theatre production of the classic flower-power musical. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Cats’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cats musical

Despite an uninvolving story and some dated music, 'Cats' has thrilling dancing and costumes, a still-enthralling garbage-dump set and a few evergreen songs. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘No One Loves Us Here’ by Ross Howard

Jessica Kitchens and Anthony Michael Irizarry in 'No One Loves Us Here' at Urban Stages, photo by Hunter Canning

An almost flawless cast brings to life this dark domestic comedy, one big step removed from reality. Read More »

Theater Review Round-up (Seattle): ‘Sprawl’ by WET, ‘The Secretaries’ by Theater Schmeater, and ‘The Lower Depths’ by Theatre Machine

(l to r) Megan Ahiers, Ashley Flannegan, Ashley Banker, Lisa Viertel and Monica Wulzen in Theater Schmeater's 'The Secretaries.'

Reviews of three productions that opened in Seattle this past weekend, from Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Schmeater and Theatre Machine. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Tala’ by Kyoung H. Park

Kyoung H. Park Tala

Park is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the U.S. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Bradford Farwell as Angelo and Cindy Im as Isabella in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of "Measure for Measure." Photo by John Ulman.

Seattle Shakespeare begins 2015 boldly with its production of one of Shakespeare's 'problem plays,' in which the horrific and the humorous exist simultaneously. Read More »

Seattle Theater Writers Announce 2014 Winners of the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

Gypsy Rose Lee

The director and the male and female leads of 'Little Shop of Horrors' all won for their work in the co-production from ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theater. Read More »

Seattle Theater Writers Announce Nominations for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

Gypsy Rose Lee

57 productions from 32 different Seattle theater companies have been recognized in Seattle Theater Writers' annual slate of award nominations. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Ace-Young-as-Joseph-and-Diana-DeGarmo-as-Narrator-in-“Jacob-Sons”-Photography-by-Daniel-A.-Swalec

The entire 2nd act was fun, lively, mostly upbeat, and the rousing closing number left a big smile on my face. I wished the entire show had this kind of spirit, spunk, and energy. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review: ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot, Presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Salon/Sanctuary contextualizes ancient music for modern audiences, and while there are countless concerts in New York City every week, no one else does precisely this. Read More »