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Calendar, Night&Day Elf You!

Elf You!

The holidays are busy and stressful times, and we often take for granted the real people responsible for making the holidays happen: those in the service or retail industry. We brush past their feeble attempts to sample us expensive perfumes…
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Calendar, Night&Day Elfin Magic

Elfin Magic

Before comedic scribe David Sedaris engulfed himself in metaphoric, self-deprecating flames and became a cult hero, he wrote an essay that speaks to the jaded feelings of those who walk the tinseled streets of the modern-day December. Santaland Diaries is…
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Calendar, Night&Day

David Sedaris: Grinch?

Forget the nutcrackers, the miracles on 42nd Street, and other seasonal boilerplates. Instead, celebrate some good old-fashioned holiday angst. David Sedaris's The SantaLand Diaries and Season's Greetings dispense with the Christmas niceties and hit a little closer to home, commenting…
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Culture, Stage Bring Us In

Bring Us In

Controversy is so rare on Broadway that some theatergoers forget that their overpriced tickets don't always entitle them to comfortable seats. Rock musicals, anniversary revivals, extended pee jokes, outrages by John Waters, and other faux controversies have steeled audiences against…
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Calendar, Night&Day Witchy Ways

Witchy Ways

Things are not going well for two freshmen at Shiz University in Oz. The beautiful, popular Glinda and the awkward, green-colored Elphaba have just been thrown together as college roommates. Elphaba is a social reject, while Glinda oozes confidence and…
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Revised Viewing Standards

Sprung Directed by Rusty Cundieff. Written by Cundieff and Darin Scott. Starring Cundieff, Tisha Campbell, Paula Jai Parker, and Joe Torry. Opens Friday, May 16, at the Galaxy. Love! Valour! Compassion! Directed by Joe Mantello. Written by Terrence McNally, from…
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