Month: August 2018

Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward’s classic comedy about the power of the past to disrupt the present–in the form of the ghost of his first wife–retains its sparkling ability to entertain, some 77 years after it first appeared on stage.

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Gettin’ the Band Back Together

I saw “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” last night and saw something I’ve never seen on Broadway before – a warm up act.  Yup.  Like when you go see a television show being taped and there’s a comedian/crowd wrangler who comes on before the show starts and tells jokes and gets the audience revved up and laughing.  And while it may be the cheesiest thing I’ve seen done on Broadway, it’s very clever because it worked. 

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Be More Chill

Based on the late Ned Vizzini’s 2004 novel of adolescent angst amid cyber weirdness, and rocked to life by a couple of Joes (score by Mr. Iconis, book by Mr. Tracz), the work is catnip for theater kids and a dynamic dose of escapism for their parents.

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