All stories by Christopher Caz on BroadwayStars

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The New York Pops Underground Cabaret featuring Max von Essen by Christopher Caz

Von Essen did sing a couple of songs from a living composer, one Andrew Lloyd Webber. He relayed the story of going on for Ricky Martin in Evita, where the curtain had to be held so that all…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Polylogues by Christopher Caz

Each interviewee’s name is projected onto the back wall as Clark carefully transitions between the 21 people she’s interviewed; young, old, male, female, cis- or otherwise. This is a lar…

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Blackbird by Christopher Caz

In his thankless role as Ray, Grossman’s performance is perpetually defensive, harried and out of breath. As unlikable a character as Ray is expected to be, Grossman doesn’t quite manage…

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Karens by Christopher Caz

Fortunately, good things come to those who wait, even after an hour and a half. The play suddenly takes a turn when Karen X has a breakdown behind a dumpster at Whole Foods. Karen X may have…

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Judgment Day by Christopher Caz

As Sammy, Jason Alexander’s exquisite comic genius delivers like gangbusters, a delivery which gets even richer in some subtler moments when Sammy surprises himself with some honest emotio…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

X the Experience by Christopher Caz

The music by Manuel Pelayo, Giancarlo Bonfanti and Katz sets an eerie, futuristic tone that, combined with numerous dance and visual elements, presents X the Experience like a long MTV video…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Day by Christopher Caz

Chapdelaine’s writing is funny and sincere, thought-provoking and smart. There is a suggestion in the script that these four individuals could all be different facets of the same person, a…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tomorrow We Love by Christopher Caz

There is plenty of over-the-top acting, physical antics and far-fetched story lines, all perfectly acceptable ingredients for a zany gender-bending farce. The only thing missing are the laug…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Bundle of Sticks by Christopher Caz

One of the most interesting attributes of this play (apart from the clever title being a less common and unharmful definition of the word “faggot”) is playwright J. Julian Christopher’…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Sickness by Christopher Caz

Even before the playwright pays homage to William S. Burrough’s "Naked Lunch" through this last line, one is already drawing comparisons to the psychotic, structureless existence of that n…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Doctors Jane and Alexander by Christopher Caz

Additional credit can be given to Simon and Wolkowitz’s performances by the excellent supporting cast and Einhorn’s writing. The script's one weakness appears to be an insistence on prov…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BOOM by Christopher Caz

Employing an impressive array of voices and mannerisms, and only sometimes augmented with a wig or article of clothing, Miller as “Narrator” impersonates numerous performers, personaliti…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A City of Refuge by Christopher Caz

The story itself has potential, yet despite the actors’ heroic attempts to bring truth to it, the script has its characters written to say and do so many unrealistic things that the core a…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Santa Closet by Christopher Caz

Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s delightful and earnest mission is to “dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices.” "The Santa Closet," a…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Giant Hoax by Christopher Caz

"The Giant Hoax" is a charming morality tale about telling the truth and growing up. The expert hands of director Christopher Michaels and choreographer Molly Model are clearly at work in al…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Confidence (and the Speech) by Christopher Caz

Political plots can be dry as toast. Hatem attempts to spice things up by crossing the genders of the actors playing Carter and young Cynthia; the convention is an interesting choice althoug…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monsoon Season by Christopher Caz

Vieh’s script is extremely clever in its telling two sides of a story completely by separate monologues. The dialogue is real and yet extremely funny, never revealing too much, allowing th…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Worth of Water by Christopher Caz

Rocky execution aside, the play is not without humor, imagination, charm and whimsy, and the same can be said about the designs by Jessie Bonaventure (scenic), Johanna Pan (costumes), Kelley…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

All the Rage by Christopher Caz

Both Moran and his script are disarming, captivating, touching, and thought-provoking. The audience cranes to hear his every truth-packed word, feeling his moments of joy and triumph as well…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Reborning by Christopher Caz

There is a prevailing sense that the script tries to cover too much intellectual ground on the topic of reborning in too short a time frame, placing a burden on the characters to experience …

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson by Christopher Caz

A decade has passed since the much-criticized AT&T vs. Verizon commercials starring Luke Wilson took to the airwaves, but playwright Rob Ackerman has chosen to bubble up their essence in…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Open by Christopher Caz

Skillman unfolds an achingly beautiful story, dropping bits and pieces of Kristen’s thoughts and memories as she balances her tightrope of love, commitment, sacrifice and transformation. H…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Pink Unicorn by Christopher Caz

Alice Ripley (Best Actress Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal") is, in a word, astounding. Her Trisha is brimming with curiosity, honesty, humor and grace; she is inspiring to watch and s…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Buffalo Play by Christopher Caz

Folks, this is no ordinary play, and it's not for everyone. Call it an absurd commentary, a daydream, a nightmare, a fantasia, a memory play--come see it and decide what you want to call it.…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Perp by Christopher Caz

Alexandro and Ben-Victor as the soul-stained detectives are excellently cast, playing off each other without a single misstep. The gender-blind casting of Alexandro as Jack is especially fun…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The New York Pops: “Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen” by Christopher Caz

The evening’s vocal guests are exceptionally strong singers, although their talents are not equally evident in a concert format. Silverman probably shines best in a book show, as well as O…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fiercely Independent by Christopher Caz

Let’s talk about the talent:  Gallogly and Smith are, in a word, fantastic in "Fiercely Independent." They listen to each other intently, their responses are spontaneous and natural, and …

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Twelfth Night (Frog & Peach Theatre Company) by Christopher Caz

As directed by Benson, special mention goes to Primack, Quint, Payne, and Wexler for their strong and playful commitment to their characters, followed by the efforts of Mazzoccone, Porter an…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Bonnie’s Last Flight by Christopher Caz

"Bonnie’s Last Flight" peppers its character moments with humorous sketches and air travel anecdotes. Some don’t hit their mark, but most do. There’s an especially amusing and thoughtf…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Whirlwind by Christopher Caz

These two mild points aside, Jaffee’s script is nevertheless hugely successful in conveying this man-vs-nature clash; his use of clever dialogue and idiosyncratic characters keep the topic…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Awake by Christopher Caz

Manning’s direction and script are both expertly crafted. The play’s moral questions are cleverly woven into each of its fully-dimensioned characters’ words, and their tales are often …

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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre