Entries by Steven Ross

Review: Assassins: Hits Close to Center, But Not Dead On.

Assassins: Erin Markey, Steven Boyer, John Ellison Conlee, Steven Pasquale, Cory Michael Smith, Alex Brightman, Shuler Hensley, Victoria Clark, Danny Wolohan. Photos by Joan Marcus. Assassins: Hits Close to Center, But Not Dead On. By Ross This is one strange musical. There, I said it. So I can understand why so many people vehemently or mildly dislike […]

Review: Soulpepper’s Spoon River: Life Inspiring Theatre About Death

The Cast of Spoon River, Soulpepper. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Soulpepper’s Spoon River: Life Inspiring Theatre About Death By Ross I’m not sure what it all means, but we seem to have a strong desire to hear from the dead. Especially concerning the period of time and history that the Spoon River Anthology monologues were first written about […]

Review: Pipeline at the LCT: Seeing the Whole in ‘We’

Karen Pittman (foreground), Namir Smallwood (background).Photo by Jeremy Daniel. Pipeline: Seeing the Whole in ‘We’. By Ross Like Oslo one flight above, the black and white video images projected onto the large bare wall resonate with a power that seeps onto the stage and surrounds the actors of Pipeline, the latest play by Dominique Morisseau (ATC’s Skeleton Crew) at […]

Review: Of Human Bondage: A Finely Woven Tapestry from SoulpepperNYC

Gregory Prest, Sarah Wilson, Raquel Duffy, Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Jeff Lillico. Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann Of Human Bondage: A Finely Woven Tapestry from SoulpepperNYC by Ross Addiction, obsession, and desire are weaved intimately together in Soulpepper’s newest production that has opened at the Pershing Square Signature Center.  Of Human Bondage, written by Vern Thiessen based […]

Review: Kim’s Convenience: Canadian Goodness Imported by Soulpepper

Kim’s Convenience. Rosie Simon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. Photo by Cylla von Tiedermann. Kim’s Convenience: Canadian Goodness Imported by Soulpepper By Ross Today, it seems, is the day for truth to come out at Kim’s Convenience, the beautifully crafted play brought to us by the award winning Canadian theatre company, Soulpepper that has literally taken over the Pershing Square […]

Well Said, Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen

Well Said, Ben Platt from “Dear Evan Hansen”   A lot has been written about Ben Platt’s tweet from earlier this week (click here for a direct link) and I’m not sure what I can add to the discussion surrounding it. But I do want to stand up and stand beside in complete and total support of him […]

Review: My Eyes Went Dark at 59E59 #BritsOffBroadway

My Eyes Went Dark: From Grief and Unleashed Revenge It’s a stark black set, a runway of sorts, with audience members on both sides of the slim acting space.  Two chairs, and a number of lights are all that graces the stage.  This beautifully told tale of utter grief and sadness is slowly parsed out to […]