Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pay a visit to “Our Town”

Playwright Thornton Wilder did not offer “Our Town” as a picture of life in a New Hampshire village. Rather, he wrote, “it is an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.” … Continue reading

Professional, Regional

Screen to Stage: “Honeymoon in Vegas”

                 If the new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, premiering at Paper Mill Playhouse, doesn’t please everybody, it’s not Rob McClure’s fault. The limber, rubbery-faced song-and-dance man does it all as woeful Jack Singer, still bound, ten years after his mother’s … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

A Guilt Trip Moves From NJ to NYC: “Jericho”

              Jack Canfora’s play Jericho premiered in October 2011 at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, New Jersey. With some minor edits and four of its six roles re-cast, Jericho is now enjoying an engagement in NYC.             … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway

A Billie Holiday Songbook: “Lady Day” off-Broadway

  The woman who performs 25 songs in Lady Day, the off-Broadway portrait of legendary jazz and blues singer Billie Holiday, is a terrific singer and, within those songs, a consummate actress, producing gushers of emotion in any given sixteen … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway


              It’s not quite Halloween and the spooky house on the New Jersey Repertory Company stage isn’t made of gingerbread, but the old crone who lives there is right out of Hansel and Gretel’s worst fears. You can just hear … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional