Monthly Archives: April 2011


Graf (noun): journalistic shorthand for paragraph Two-paragraph reviews…A periodic feature of Scene on Stage A Broadway  must-see: Sutton Foster in Anything Goes Sutton Foster has matured since her 2002 multi-Award-winning turn in Thoroughly Modern Millie, when she was merely the … Continue reading


No muddy spud at this party…

You’re probably pretty certain that fruits and vegetables don’t speak. Well, so was I until, accompanied by my four-year old grandson Sam, I saw Potato Needs a Bath.  We didn’t actually converse with any of them, but Shona Reppe did, … Continue reading

Off Broadway

Phoenix Productions adopts “Annie”

In April 2011, Phoenix Productions turned Annie, if not upside down, at least on end. Annie is usually driven by the orphans – Annie and anywhere from six others, which the script indicates, up to…well, Phoenix had at least 25 … Continue reading

Community, Regional

Live With “Our Town” in Holmdel

The text of Our Town begins, “No curtain…no scenery…an empty stage in half-light.” Thornton Wilder’s magnificent 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the very definition of “less is more.” At Holmdel Theatre Company, even less is even more. Taking their cue … Continue reading

Community, Regional

Sexy entertainment? “Erotic Broadway” makes the cut…

MONDAY NIGHT DELIGHT:  In NYC theater parlance, Monday night is generally “dark,” meaning that there are no performances – with rare exceptions – on that night. Wouldn’t you think somebody would take advantage of that and run on Monday? Well, … Continue reading

NY Theater, Off Broadway