The longtime Voice critic was erudite, witty, biting, and committed to informing readers about all things—good or bad—on the boards.
November 22, 2022
“In Fosseville the gaudiest dreams existed side by side with the most vicious betrayals; everything was real but nothing was true”
Originally published November 3, 1987
“The new paternalists really think, it seems, that their utterances of the oldest racial cliches are, somehow, a demonstration of their liberation from the hanky-panky of liberalism and God knows what else”
Originally published June 1, 1961
“The play entertains the forbidden nightmare of the liberal: what, dear Lord, if the reactionary is correct, and people are horrible. Yet, with the same breath, it is revolutionary”
June 30, 2020
“It is a party, and Václav is The Good King: relaxed, smothered in kisses and well-wishes ... the only president in living history who, in one breath, can quote John Lennon, Samuel Beckett, and Immanuel Kant”
June 7, 2020
He commands the most imposing force in theatre, uniting playwrights and philanthropists. Does he run like Henry V or Sammy Glick?
Originally published July 12, 1976
Ping Chong is a Chinese-American theater and performance artist who grew up and still lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Originally published October 31, 1989
“The supreme package, blonde, glittering, gilded, beautiful beyond belief, high priestess, eternal virgin on the brink of rape, queen of films, queen of the universe, the last laugh at them all.”
Originally published May 18, 1972
Fifty years ago the Voice profiled the legendary actor, who died July 9, at the age of 88
July 10, 2019
A look back to when Mad magazine's black and white pages came to life on a New York stage
July 10, 2019