Author: Sarah Downs

Lady in the Dark

Victoria Clark carries Lady in the Dark in a hearftfelt portrayal of a successful working woman at an emotional crossroads. In this classic working woman vs. wife tale – a narrative destined to be told and retold in every generation – Kurt Weill’s music evokes both drama and dreamworld.

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Burn This

Adam Driver displays extraordinary range in a powerful performance that in itself is the reason to see this show. The other actors, while accomplished, find themselves perennially in ‘catch-up’ mode. When Driver is onstage, everything else fades. You can’t wait to see what he will do next.

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Reich Richter Pärt

Fiery reds, piercing greens, epic violets. Painter Gerhard Richter’s art explodes with color. In this collaboration with two very different composers, Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich, we experience the painter’s work in uniquely different, yet related musical contexts. It’s an embarrassment of riches well worth the trip to the wilds of Hudson Yards.

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Sincerely, Oscar

“Oh for a muse of fire”, or at least a shot of whiskey.  Sincerely  Oscar is what you get when you sing in the shower and think you have created a show.  Incomprehensible and self-indulgent, this musical revue left me speechless, and not in a good way.

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I Married An Angel

In I Married an Angel, throughout a string of delicious Rodgers and Hart melodies, classic musical theater comedy riffs, two ballets and a tap number, Angel Sara Mearns stays true to her code –  “Truth is Beauty and Beauty is Truth”  Well … the truth may set you free but it can also get you into a lot of trouble! 

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