Pastiche & parody
Defects trumpeted as virtues
Death of the author
Relearning the old lessons
On Holiday at Circle at the Square, Racing Demon at the Vivian Beuamont Theater, Bring in 'Da Noise/Bring In 'Da Funk at the Public Theater, and I Ain't Yo' Uncle: The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin at the Hartford Stage.
On “Northeast Local” at Lincoln Center, “New England” at Manhattan Theater Club.
“Company” & company
On Sondheim's Company at the Roundabout Theatre, Alice at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Art & tyranny in London
On The Hothouse at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Taking Sides at the Criterion, Zenobia at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Communicatin Doors at the Gielgud.
The good old summertime
On Can-Can at the Goodspeed Opera House, Present Laughter and All the Way Home at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Tony or bust!
A review of My Thing of Love , Sylvia at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Heiress at the Cort Theater.