11 days ago | Theater
The new Broadway musical Allegiance has posted its closing notice and will be vacating the Longacre Theatre on February 14. This makes me sad — not because I had a particularly good time at Allegiance (I didn't) but because the show aimed to do so...
25 days ago | Theater
Yes, I'm back. It feels strange, it feels silly, it feels wonderful. After thirty-plus years of filing weekly theater reviews for the Village Voice and a startling but brief hiatus (a mere two and a half years) amid decimating rounds of layoffs un...
9 months ago
I'm a white male, old enough to collect Social Security if our Republican Congress doesn't abolish it before next month. And this year, when the judges for the Obie awards had finished their last exhausting meeting, I cast my eye down the splendid...
1 year ago | Obies
Jerry Tallmer, one of the Village Voice's founding editors and the creator of the Village Voice Obie awards, died Sunday morning, just a month short of his 94th birthday. For those who knew him or his achievements, it will take some effort to imag...
2 years ago
I always thought Charles Dickens was exaggerating. "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." C'mon, every era has its ups and downs, but life essentially flows on down the mainstream, only occasionally overflowing onto one side or the...
3 years ago
It was the worst of years; it was the best of years. I've never felt as much frustration and agony while theatergoing as I did during 2012–13, nor such a strong feeling that the theater was on the verge of collapse. So was the world around i...