Oscar Isaac as Hamlet. All photos by Carol Rosegg. Hamlet: Something Is Quite Muddy but Magnificent in the State of Denmark. By Ross for Frontmezzjunkies.com The state of Denmark is bare, although carpeted in a dirty red tomato. There is, naturally, a simple folding table, a signal to us that this classic play, one of […]
About Steven Ross
Steven Ross, main critic for Frontmezzjunkies.com is a self-proclaimed theatre junkie, traveloholic, and fitness addict, I have been writing about theatre and posting my reviews for years about plays and musicals on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond. In NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Washington, DC, London, and anywhere else I find myself sitting in the front mezzanine. The best seats in the house, in my opinion.
Entries by Steven Ross
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Jonathan Cake. All photos by Gerry Goodstein. Measure for Measure: No Harsh Judgements for the Funny Fallible Human By Ross of frontmezzjunkies.com I feel blessed sometimes, when the summer in New York supplies us with so much great Shakespeare, and especially this particular summer. I am getting the opportunity to see two of his plays […]
This show starts out highly charged and extremely sexual. They certainly know how to grab our attention, and if you are bothered by male nudity, best stay away from Midnight Theatricals’ Afterglow, currently playing at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. After the climatic beginning, this exploration of the modern gay couple flirting with the very […]
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 […]
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