Theater

Here is some of my favorite theater writing and criticism.

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A Bloodbath On Broadway

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I reviewed American Psycho for Newsweek. The musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel dripped with great 1980s camp but struggled to realize a greater purpose. Full Article.

Older Actors Booted From Health Plan

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In this exclusive report, I broke the news that hundreds of Equity stage actors were being kicked off the union’s heath care plan after the rollout of Obamacare. Many of the actors were over 50 and finding roles more difficult to come by. Full Article.

Sex, Drugs, & Ronald Reagan

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For Newsweek, I reviewed the Kenneth Lonergan’s coming-of-age comedy This Is Our Youth, starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, and featuring the Broadway debut of blogging phenom Tavi Gevinson. Full Article.

No Pay For This Play

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I spoke exclusively with current and former backstage workers at the megahit show “Sleep No More,” which relies heavily on unpaid talent despite being a money-making for-profit operation. The show’s management was unapologetic. Full Article.

History Meets Histrionics

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I reviewed the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton for Newsweek, and yes, I fawned over it as much as everyone else. Full Article.

Millennials Get An Opera — Will They Come Back?

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I review the Met Opera’s “Two Boys,” a fascinating tale of catfishing and Internet pranksterism set in the early 2000s. The production is part of the Met’s attempt to lure more young people to the opera. Full Article.

Why Young People Don’t Watch The Tonys

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The annual Tony Awards telecast, which has aired on CBS since the 1970s, is typically the lowest-rated of the major awards ceremonies, and it performs especially poorly with younger audiences. “Hamilton” could change that. Full Article.

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