Sunday, December 30, 2007

My favorite live New York shows of 2007

-New Jerusalem. New play by David Ives.
Still playing at Classic Stage Company.
-Spring Awakening. Music by Duncan Sheik.
Still playing at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
-The Glorious Ones. New musical by Flaherty and Aherns.
Still playing at Lincoln Center Theater.
-Curtains. Starring David Hyde Pierce.
Still playing at Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

-Follies. With Victor Garber and Victoria Clark. City Center Encores.
-Gypsy. Starring Patti LuPone. City Center Encores.
-Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci. City Opera. New York State Theater.
-110 in the Shade. Starring Audra McDonald. Studio 54.
-La Vie. Spiegelworld. South Street Seaport.
-Eurydice. Sarah Ruhl. Second Stage Theater.
-Jason Danieley. Singing at Joe’s Pub.
-Talk Radio. Starring Liev Schreiber.
-Jason Robert Brown and the Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Birdland.
-New York Revels. Scandinavian Christmas. Symphony Space.

UPDATE: Gypsy's coming back for a longer run on Broadway.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Go see 'Juno'

If you liked Knocked Up and Superbad, check out Juno. It mixes some of the great elements from those two movies, including one of the actors, but it's less vulgar and more touching in the end. What's more, the screenplay gives the best laughs to the female lead character, which is a refreshing change of pace from a lot of the similar characters in other movies. Beware not the girl who's cute as well as funnier than you.