‘Hamilton’ Refuted

The first blog post I wrote was terrible, a 4,000-word dramatic analysis of Hamilton, which you have definitely heard of by now. Based on the cast album, released in September 2015, I gave it a glowing review.

‘The X-Files’ Revival and Ten Favorite Episodes

The X-Files is coming back to FOX on Jan. for a “limited series event” of six hour-long episodes, and I’ve been in a fragile emotional state for months. The original series ran from 1993-2002, starting four years before and ending five years after I was born. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson star as Fox Mulder and Dana…

David Bowie Is Immortal

The first David Bowie song I fell in love with was “Life on Mars?”. I was a morose 14-year-old entering a retrospectively irritating age of nihilism, and morose 24-year-old David reached to me across the years with Hunky Dory. He echoed and held me through friendless lunches and existential confusion. To me, he was everything. A constant…

New Favorite: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Described as an “electropop opera”, the original cast recording of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is a wild ride. It’s a musical adaptation of a small section of War and Peace by New York-based composer and performer Dave Malloy, which opened off-Broadway in 2013. It was about as off-Broadway as you can get without getting off-off.…

Beautiful Monster – Sky-Pony

Released: 12/04/15, Knitting Factory Rating: 6/7 I’ve been madly in love with Lauren Worsham for nearly two years now, ever since her performance at the 2014 Tony Awards for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Hearing classical voices on Broadway that aren’t being butchered to death by Andrew Lloyd Webber is a big deal in this day and…

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

At 35 years old, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a two time Pulitzer for Drama finalist, a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, and a Tony and Grammy winner well on his way to EGOT status. He crashed onto the New York theatre scene with the 2008 Best Musical winner In the Heights, a semi-autobiographical slice of life musical set…