Jon Sobel is Co-Executive Editor of Blogcritics and lead editor of the Culture section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases and writes a semi-regular review round-up of independent albums. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a founding member of the Kings County Blues Band, and a sideman, and for six years he ran Cornelia Street Cafe's "Soul of the Blues" concert series. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, where he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires.
A revival of a Shakespeare-zombie mashup doesn't quite coagulate at the Gene Frankel Theatre.
This joyful dance-theater collage revels in high spirits but withholds deeper meanings.
Kree Woods is that rare pop singer-songwriter with all the puzzle pieces: vocals, songwriting, and a great sound.
A sharp comedy by the creator of Fox's New Girl gets an excellent Off Off Broadway revival.
This sparkly, high-spirited musical isn't subtle or terribly deep, but has an endearing story and appealing music.
There's a reason Oscar Wilde wrote this story as a novel, not a play.
Kalinda investigates Diane's past, with results ranging from the painful to the absurd.
Smart staging and physical comedy make this an accessible if grisly piece of ancient Greek theater for a modern audience.
A cast of five tells an intense, streamlined version of the Scottish play. In Japanese, but I hardly noticed.
Flashbacks of two different kinds roil Alicia's mind in a very good St. Patrick's Day episode.