Author: Sarah Downs

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman, the 1990 ersatz version of Pygmalion has made its way to Broadway in a musical that aims high but falls short of the mark. This is what you get when bad music happens to good singers

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The Great Leap

Lauren Yee has written a story of ambition, loss and untold history, as one young man’s dream of playing basketball collides with political turmoil in post Cultural Revolution China.

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Summer and Smoke

Jack Cummings III has brought Tennessee Williams’ brilliant writing to life, in a production that will leave you breathless with the heat of thwarted passion and dust of abandoned dreams.

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Steve Tyrell at the Café Carlyle

Loaded with Texan charm, Steve Tyrell brings a relaxed style to his performance of everything from jazz standards to the music of the 60s and beyond. What a pleasure to see a performer be himself, rather than trying to fit someone else’s lesser mold.

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Ersatz opera meets ersatz rock in a loud, at times cheesy, show that tries too hard, but in the end Rocktopia is good fun. If you like American Idol, that is. Just bring ear plugs!

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