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Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Battlefield’ by Peter Brook

battlefield peter brook

For a modern theatrical audience who goes to the theatre to be entertained by a story rather than by a message, 'Battlefield' isn't going to satisfy easily. On the other hand, if you are someone who goes to the theatre to marvel at the language and meaning found in dialogue, this is a play you shouldn't miss. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Astronaut Love Show’ – a New Musical by Fred Sauter and Paul Leschen

astronaut love show

Despite some narrative weakness, this new musical from the writers of 'Bedbugs!!!' is well worth seeing for its great music, wacky (true) stories, and fabulous cast. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘My Mañana Comes’ by Elizabeth Irwin at ArtsWest

Tyler Trerise (Peter), Joshua Chessin-Yudin (Whalid), Chris Rodriguez (Pepe) and Santino Garcia (Jorge). Photo by Michael Brunk /

Naturalism gives way to contrived plot mechanics in Elizabeth Irwin's play. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Cuckooed’ Starring Comedian Mark Thomas

CUCKOOED, Mark Thomas, Emma Callander, All For One, 59E59th Theaters

What happens when you learn a friend has betrayed you? Mark Thomas explores this theme with the true story of corporate spies in an activist group. Read More »

Music Review: Sara Bareilles – ‘What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress’

Sara Bareilles Songs from Waitress

This 'Waitress,' in addition to being a good album on its own, makes me want to see the show. And that's saying something. On this album, the pop songstress sings songs from her new musical herself (with a little help from Jason Mraz). 'Waitress' the musical opens on Broadway in the spring of 2016. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

Photo by Chris Bennion

An intriguing premise gets spread thin in Anne Washburn’s comedy, which possesses perceptive and facile ideas in roughly equal measure. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Piaf! Le Spectacle’

Piaf, Anne Carrere, Piaf Le Spectacle

Edith Piaf's story is inspiring and triumphant amidst sorrow and loss, all revealed in the autobiographical grandeur of her classic, French songs. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ by Karin Coonrod and Compagnia de’ Colombari

texts@beheadings/ElizabethR, photo by Teresa Wood.

This avant-garde but entertaining show brings Queen Elizabeth I's personality craftily and colorfully to life using her poems, prayers, and speeches, dozens of threads stitched artfully together into a gracefully energetic mini-biography. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Rocky Horrow Show Woodlawn

The Deco District theater’s annual production stars 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' contestant Ginger Minj as a punked-out Frank-n-Furter. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Cast members from Green Day's 'American Idiot.' Photo courtesy Woodlawn Theatre.

Green Day's award-winning punk rock musical shakes the stage in a great-looking and -sounding production at the Deco District's historic venue. Read More »