Chappell Roan — A generation-defining pop star

Chappell Roan is on a roll. The drag-inspired, perfectly Pride-forward artist Chappell Roan has been taking over the world, from Coachella to Governors Ball just...

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is a quite funny “and-then-I-wrote” show

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn closes out its season with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a standard mini-biography of the life and career of...

“Wildfire” is a movie drama that takes you into a night...

Wildfire is a new film that explores a group of friends spending time together. The gathering they are having soon turns into a tense...

New dino show “Chaos Theory” hits it out of the (Jurassic)...

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory is a cross-country road trip coupled with a blood-curdling conspiracy. After one of their friends is reported dead, the surviving...

“Breaking the Story” makes dizzying jumps through time and space

What motivates people to place themselves in peril in the performance of their jobs? That’s a major theme of Alexis Scheer’s new play Breaking...

Ben Platt’s queer folk reverie

The Broadway star on bringing queerness to folk music, what LGBTQ Pride means to him, and how his fiancé, Noah Galvin, helped him embrace...

87 Sussex thrives in Jersey City

Recently I was invited to review Jersey City's new hotspot, 87 Sussex. Located in the heart of Jersey City in the quaint neighborhood of...

“Noises Off”: a sordid exposé of contemporary British theatre!

Actually, I’m joking. Noises Off by British playwright Michael Frayn, now playing at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, is a valentine to...

“Evita” turns on the charm, but does it work?

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1978 musical Evita returns to New Jersey at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. Evita, the second...

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: yes, it’s a musical!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its 62nd season with a rare choice — a musical — and based on this one,...