Friday, January 30, 2009

Meet The Critic

Meet The Critic

Thanks to New York Post's Michael Riedel, we not only have the first word (and positive one at that) on the upcoming Addams Family musical, but we also now know that Time Out New York's relatively youthful-looking Arts and Entertainment Editor Elisabeth Vincentelli is the new chief drama critic for the New York Post.

We should all be pleased that the New York Post is even opting to replace the late Clive Barnes at all, given all the turmoil at other news outlets, as Leonard Jacobs at The Clyde Fitch Report has been chronicling quite dutifully over the past year.

Here's Ms. Vincentelli's bio, as provided by the Center for Communication:
Elisabeth Vincentelli is arts & entertainment editor at Time Out New York, where she started as music editor. At TONY, she oversees most of what doesn’t involve eating, drinking or shopping. She also contributes freelance pieces to The New York Times, Slate, The Believer, The Wire and The Village Voice (back when it meant something). Her book "Abba Gold" came out a couple of years ago; in the intervening years, she’s developed a passion for extreme black metal and can be seen headbanging at BB King’s on a regular basis.

Oh yes…because the world needed another blog, she comments on theater, dance, film, music, books -- pretty much whatever strikes her fancy, really -- at
One can only wonder whether the Post will be determined to let her blog continue.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 30 January, 2009, Blogger Esther said...

You're right, this is a good development. With so many news organizations canning their critics, it's great to see a newspaper decide that theatre is worth covering full time.

At 31 January, 2009, Blogger paul said...

Steve, I'm sure you're aware of this, but your readers may not be. "New York Magazine" has published Patti Lupone's 'Gypsy Diary.' Anyone who was fortunate enough to be at the final performance and anyone who was not fortunate enough to be there, will want this. The magazine will probably be available until Feb. 1 and then be replaced by the new issue.


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