Author: Michael Hillyer

Grand Hotel

With this sumptuous, haunted revival of Grand Hotel, The Musical, the Encores! Series at New York City Center is celebrating its 25th season of producing first-class concert versions of classic Broadway musicals.

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Meteor Shower

I wish I had more to say, but I’ll admit that I am at a loss for words after seeing “Meteor Shower,” Steve Martin’s absurd new comedy at the Booth Theatre.  What does one say about an entertainment this lightweight, this pointless, this short? I could start, I suppose, with an observation about the splendid cast and design team assembled by Jerry Zaks, the director, and the surprising amount of theatrical talent that has been squandered upon this absurdist soufflé.   Or, I could just jump right into the issue of high expectations and low return; this production had one...

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