It's not just apostasy and hellfire here on Planet Histriomastix (must post sometime on why I chose this name, especially since another blogger has posted his predictably twisted reading). I'm also in the business of shameless self-promotion! I thought things would slow down after the end of the 2006-07 season and the announcement of the Tony nominations, but theater never sleeps. Between the Brits Off Broadway festival, the Pretentious Festival, the Fringe and assorted other Off and Broadway shows who chose to open in summer, it looks to be a busy next few months.
Here are some recent doings. I penned a profile of nonagenarian Broadway book-writing legend Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba) for the London Times here.
Yahoo!'s Broadway page now includes Adam Feldman and my insoucient weekly vlogs about what we've seen and thought. Bookmark it here.
Checked out a couple of shows at Brits Off Broadway. One is definitely worth catching: The Receipt. A perfect example of how two clever lads with some training in puppetry, mime and non-traditional theater can evoke a wonderfully witty, disturbing world out of two filing cabinets, small figurines and sound effects from a synthesizer. It plays through May 27. Details here.