Mark Dundas Wood

Mark Dundas Wood is an arts/entertainment journalist and dramaturg. He began writing for BistroAwards.com in 2011. Currently, he writes the "Bistro Bits" column for the site. Other reviews and articles have appeared at theaterscene.net and talkinbroadway.com, as well as in American Theatre and Back Stage. As a dramaturg, he has worked with New Professional Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is currently literary manager for Broad Horizons Theatre Company.

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Minda Larsen

With "Johnny Mercer: Trav'lin' Light" (directed by Peter Napolitano and presented at Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms festival), Minda Larsen offered a reboot of a program of songs with lyrics by...

Jack Bartholet

The fact that Jack Bartholet has a big, flamboyant, impressive-sounding voice became evident a mere measure or two into "Nature Boy" (eden ahbez), the first number of his recent Duplex...

Tony Babino

Apparently we ain't heard everything yet. It's been 65 years since Al Jolson's death, but the performer still continues to claim attention. Few people today have memories of Jolson live...

Lisa Jason

Bullying in schools has likely been a problem ever since schools were first established. (I can personally attest that it was alive and unwell in the early 1960s.) Only lately,...

Bill Dyszel

For his new Don't Tell Mama show, "The Internet Ate My Brain," Bill Dyszel seems to have taken to heart the familiar creative-writing-course aphorism "Write what you know." According to...

Lennie Watts

It's been suggested that one of the more important things an actor can do to maintain a professional career is to have a sense of his or her "type." If...

Carol Lipnik

When I was describing singer Carol Lipnik to a friend, he asked me whether she sang any "standards." It took me a moment, but I recalled one number from her current...

Heather Villaescusa

After a decade's absence, Heather Villaescusa returns to the New York cabaret scene with "What I Did for Love" at Don't Tell Mama. The show—no big surprise—focuses on matters of...

Eddie Sarfaty

Eddie Sarfaty is an emphatically Jewish, comic, one whose cultural identity stays front and center throughout his set. His show "Playing in Traffic" (at the Metropolitan Room) features jokes about...

Rita Rudner

A very persistent shoosh-ing could be heard throughout an extended portion of Rita Rudner's final performance at her recent 54 Below engagement. It was unclear who, exactly, this self-appointed guardian of...