Tag: Jonathan Tolins

  • Buyer & Cellar

    Jonathan Tolins’s comedy about the price of fame stars Ugly Betty‘s Michael Urie. Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: June 18. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013

  • Kinky Boots Kicks Up Some Familiar High Heels; Buyer and Cellar Prowls Barbra’s Mall

    I’d probably be able to discuss Kinky Boots (Hirschfeld Theatre) much more lucidly if I could only figure out in what decade it’s meant to take place. The characters use cellphones, but apparently few of them have ever seen a man wearing women’s clothes outside of a nightclub act. The boots themselves, as envisioned by […]

  • Buyer & Cellar

    Following a long-running TV show and some successful stage stints, actor Michael Urie no longer needs to suffer demeaning day jobs. But perhaps he can draw on earlier experience to enact a struggling thesp. In Jonathan Tolins’s comedy, Urie plays Alex More, an unlucky actor employed by a volatile megastar. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m.; […]

  • ‘Secrets of the Trade’ Asks a Lot, But Doesn’t Tell Much

    Jonathan Tolins’s new play, Secrets of the Trade (59E59 Theaters), is ingenious, amusing, and ultimately annoying. This should cause no surprise: Tolins, author of The Twilight of the Golds and The Last Sunday in June, seems to specialize in annoying plays. His habitual device is to set up one aspect of a topic as his […]

  • Lonely Crowds

    There is so much wonderful writing, and wonderful performing, in the 90 minutes of Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish that the work’s failure to make any overall effect is something of a puzzler. LaChiusa comes equipped with tremendous talents, which flow freely here: His lyrics are wittily pointed and elegantly formed; his music inventively bends […]