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Even though the first day of spring was officially several weeks ago, we are only now beginning to get real spring-like weather in New York. That’s fine by me. I hate the heat and like to keep as much distance between myself and summer as possible. Spring is a great season to be in New… Read more »

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New York is the best place in the world to see theater in the English speaking world. You’d have to go to London to come close to what New York has to offer in terms of plays being produced. Chicago has a thriving theater scene, but it still doesn’t compare to New York’s. The one… Read more »

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In 1998 the Terrence McNally play Corpus Christi was scheduled to premiere at the Manhattan Theater Club. The play is about a group of gay men whose lives mirror those of Jesus Christ and his apostles. Extremist Christian groups were offended by the play, of course without having seen or read it, and some threatened… Read more »

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In any other person’s basement, spending hours upon hours punctuated only by pretending to be a doll salesman would be unnerving. Indeed it sounds like an Edgar Allen Poe plot, as observed in the play itself. When the celebrity in question is Barbara Streisand, however, it is a comedy—and a raucous comedy at that. Buyer… Read more »