Review: Oso Fabuloso & the Bear Backs! Reclaims New York’s Rock and Roll Spirit

If I had to identify the exact moment when I felt like New York City had really come back from the Covid-19 pandemic, it would be when I first heard the soul-rattling voice of Oso Fabuloso blasting out of the speakers set up around a makeshift stage on 52nd Street. The new rock musical, Oso Fabuloso… Continue reading Review: Oso Fabuloso & the Bear Backs! Reclaims New York’s Rock and Roll Spirit

Reopen Theatre? Why Not a Whole Neighborhood?

I haven’t been to a live play since last November, and even that was a bit of an outlier: an outdoor, socially distanced two-person show, Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It, at New Jersey’s Premiere Stages. That single show constituted the entirety of my post-March 2020 theatregoing. Until now. New York is suddenly on the verge of… Continue reading Reopen Theatre? Why Not a Whole Neighborhood?