Entries by Steven Ross

Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits

Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits By Ross So here’s the thing that I’ve been pondering as I wandered into the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. What does a show look like when it’s a retrospective of a famed musical director and his work on Broadway compared to […]

Goodbye Ben Platt, Groundhog Day, Bandstand, and Others…

Ben Platt. Dear Evan Hansen. Goodbye Ben Platt, and a Few Other Shows.. By Ross There has been a lot of goodbyes being announced this week in the Broadway world. The musicals, Bandstand and Groundhog Day, which I both generally liked (click on every and all titles for my reviews), and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which […]

The Terms of My Surrender: Don’t Fuck with the Librarians!

The Terms of My Surrender: Don’t Fuck with the Librarians, Or You’ll be Sorry! Terms of My Surrender Michael Moore By Ross It’s been one crazy week in the country where this Canadian has chosen to call his home. Even I was shocked to watch (and read the captions as I just can’t stand listening […]

Review: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators: Curious George Makes a (Pretty Darn Good) Movie.

Rooftop Films Presents a Sneak Preview Screening of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators Courtesy of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators, courtesy of Marc Katz and The Orchard  Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators: Curious George Makes a (Pretty Darn Good) Movie. By Ross On an early August evening, Rooftop Films […]

A Real Boy, This Pinocchio is in Real Need of a Makeover

Jenn Remke and Alexander Bello. All photos by Heidi Bohnenkamp A Real Boy: This Pinocchio is in Real Need of a Makeover. I feel terrible that I’m going to write the things that need to be said here. The intentions for Stephen Kaplan’s A Real Boy, as directed by Audrey Alford (Donkey Punch), are admirable and […]

NTLive’s Angels in America: (Still) A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Both Past and Present

James McArdle, Andrew Garfield. Photo by Helen Maybanks. NTLive’s Angels in America: (Still) A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Both Past and Present By Ross This play floods me with very strong memories and emotions. It was one of the first plays I saw when I moved to New York City. I had seen Part One: Millennium Approaches in 1993 when I was […]