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New York Drama Critics' Circle
2013-2014

President: Adam Feldman (Time Out New York)
Vice President: Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post)
Treasurer: Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News)

Hilton Als (The New Yorker)
Melissa Rose Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly)
David Cote (Time Out New York)
Michael Feingold
(Village Voice)
Robert Feldberg (Bergen Record)
Elysa Gardner (USA Today)
Adam Green (Vogue)
Jesse Green (New York)
Mark Kennedy (Associated Press)

 

Jesse Oxfeld (New York Observer)
David Rooney
(Hollywood Reporter)
Frank Scheck (New York Post)
David Sheward (Back Stage)
John Simon (Yonkers Tribune)
Mailyn Stasio (Variety)
Terry Teachout (Wall Street Journal)
Matt Windman (amNewYork)
Linda Winer (Newsday)

Richard Zoglin (Time)

Emeritus:

David Finkle (TheaterMania.com)
Brian Scott Lipton (TheaterMania.com)
Michael Sommers (Newhouse)
Steven Suskin (Variety)




Hilton Als
Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in November, 1996, and a theater critic in 2002. Previously, he was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe magazine; his work has also appeared in The Nation. His first book, The Women, a meditation on gender and race and their roles in the forging of personal identity, was published in 1996, and he is the co-writer (with artist Darryl Turner) of Don’t Explain, a screenplay being produced by Christine Vachon at Killer Films. He was awarded a Guggenheim in 2000 for Creative Writing and, in 2003, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. He lives in New York City.

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Melissa Rose Bernardo

Melissa Rose Bernardo reviews theater for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com. She has worked for magazines including Newsweek, TheaterWeek and InTheater (as one of the founding editors). She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she studied dramatic literature.

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David Cote

David Cote is theater editor of Time Out New York. He has reported or blogged for The New York Times, The Guardian and Opera News. David has written several essays in the Best Plays Yearbook series. A contributing theater critic on NY1’s On Stage, he wrote companion books to three hit Broadway musicals: Wicked: The Grimmerie, Jersey Boys and Spring Awakening: In the Flesh. David is also an early-career playwright and librettist. Plays include Otherland, commissioned by Gingold Theatrical Group. Libretti: Fade and The Scarlet Ibis, with Stefan Weisman; and Three Way with Robert Paterson. In the ’90s, Cote worked Off Broadway with Richard Foreman, Richard Maxwell and Iranian expat auteur Assurbanipal Babilla. He founded and edited the ’zine OFF: the journal of alternative theater. B.A. Bard College. Fellowships: The MacDowell Colony. Visit davidcote.com.

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Joe Dziemianowicz

Joe Dziemianowicz is the Daily News drama critic. In addition to Broadway and Off-Broadway reviews, he writes news stories, profiles and features. A journalist for nearly two decades, he joined the paper in 2000. He has been published in a number of newspapers and national magazines including Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, InStyle and Biography.

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Michael Feingold

Michael Feingold is the chief theater critic of the Village Voice and chairman of the Obie Awards Committee. A graduate of Columbia University (B.A.1966) and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A. 1972), he has for many years sustained an ongoing second career in the theater as a playwright, lyricist, translator, director, and dramaturg. He currently serves as Literary Advisor to New York's Theater for a New Audience. Among his numerous translations are the standard versions of the Brecht-Weill works Happy End, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Threepenny Opera. Other recent translations include Schiller's Mary Stuart, Eduardo de Filippo's Souls of Naples and Goldoni’s Venetian Twins.

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Adam Feldman

Adam Feldman reviews theater and cabaret for Time Out New York, and has served as president of the New York Drama Critics' Circle since 2005. He is the contributing Broadway editor for Theatre World, and has written for Canada's Globe and Mail and National Post as well as for Time Out London, Broadway.com and Show Business Weekly, among others. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he received the Helen Choate Bell essay prize in American literature. In addition to reviewing, he has worked as an actor, adapter and script reader. He has been a judge for the Lucille Lortel Awards and the Actors Equity Awards. He lives in Greenwich Village.

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Elysa Gardner

David Finkle is the former chief drama critic at TheaterMania.com and also contributes theater coverage to, or has contributed to, numerous publications, including The Village Voice, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Vogue, American Theater, and London's Theatregoer.

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Elysa Gardner

Elysa Gardner has been covering pop music and theater as a critic and reporter for USA TODAY since 2000. She has also been a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, VH1, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker.  

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Jesse Green
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Jesse Green

Jesse Green is the theater critic at New York magazine, where he has been a contributing editor since 2008. Previously he wrote about theater and other cultural topics for the Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times while covering broader subjects for the Times Magazine. Green is also the author of the novel O Beautiful and The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood, a memoir. He is currently working on a book with Mary Rodgers Guettel.

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Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is the drama critic and drama writer for The Associated Press. He spent 13 years on the AP's National and Supervisory desks, wrote arts features, reported from Kabul in 2003 and helped anchor coverage from Los Angeles in the aftermath of Michael Jackson's death. He left for AOL News in early 2010 but returned a few months later to cover theater following the death of his beloved mentor, Mike Kuchwara. He has a master's degree from Harvard University and received his bachelor's from Brown University.

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Mark Kennedy

Brian Scott Lipton was Editor in Chief of TheaterMania from 2005-2012. He is currently TheaterMania’s chief theater critic and a contributing editor. He also writes regularly about theater for IN New York, WHERE and Cititour.com, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Post and numerous other national publications.

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Michael Kuchwar

Jesse Oxfeld is the theater reviewer for The New York Observer and also the publisher of Tablet Magazine, which covers Jewish news and culture. He has previously worked as a writer and editor for New York magazine, Gawker, Brill's Content, Editor & Publisher and elsewhere. He lives in Greenwich Village, earned a bachelor's degree in American studies from Stanford, and saw his first Broadway show, Peter Pan with Sandy Duncan, for his fourth birthday.

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David Rooney

David Rooney is a theater and film critic for The Hollywood Reporter and frequent arts contributor to The New York Times. He began covering the entertainment industry in 1991 for Variety while based in Rome, becoming the paper's chief Italian correspondent and film reviewer in 1994. He relocated to New York in 2003 and became chief theater critic and theater editor for Variety from 2004-2010. He has written about theater for The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and Best Plays Yearbook, among other publications. He served on the nominating jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010.

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Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck reviews theater for the New York Post and the Hollywood Reporter.

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David Sheward

David Sheward is the former executive editor and theater critic for Back Stage East, the actors’ resource. He has published two books on show business: It’s a Hit! The Back Stage Book of Broadway’s Longest-Running Shows and The Big Book of Show Business Awards. He served as president of the Drama Desk, the organization of New York-based theater critics, editors and reporters for seven years. He can be seen as contributing correspondent on NY-1 News’ weekly theater show On Stage.

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John Simon

John Simon covers theater for the Westchester Guardian and the Yonkers Tribune. He was born in Yugoslavia in 1925 and received his B.A. in English, as well as his M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature, from Harvard University. He has written theater, music, film and book reviews for publications such as New York, Esquire, the Hudson Review, National Review, Opera News, the New Leader, Commonweal, the New Criterion and the New York Times Book Review. Simon has won the George Jean Nathan Award and the George Polk Award for Film Criticism, and is the author of John Simon on Theatre: Criticism 1974-2003 (Applause Books).

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Terry Teachout

Michael Sommers reviews the current New York theater scene for New Jersey Newsroom. As a freelance writer, he currently reviews regional theater for the Metropolitan section of the New York Times. He is a longtime essayist for the Best Plays series and serves on several awards panels. A former president of the New York Drama Critics Circle, he was for 15 years the theater critic for the Newhouse Newspapers. He has been an editor for Back Stage, Theatre Crafts and Lighting Dimensions magazines and his work has appeared in Variety, Playbill, Equity News and Elle Décor, among other journals.

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Terry Teachout

Marilyn Stasio is a drama critic for Variety, covering Broadway and Off-Broadway. Prior to that she reviewed theater for the New York Post and Cue magazine. Her published books include Showtune, a biography cowritten with Broadway lyrist-composer Jerry Herman, and for many years she was a dramaturg at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. She also writes the crime column for the New York Times Book Review.

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Terry Teachout

Steven Suskin is a former theater and music critic for Variety. He also reviews CDs and DVDs for Playbill.com. He spent twenty-five years as a theatrical manager and producer, beginning as a teenager at the David Merrick office. He has written
thirteen books, including Show Tunes, Second Act Trouble, The Sound of Broadway Music and Opening Night on Broadway.

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Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, the critic-at-large of Commentary, and the author of “Sightings,” a biweekly column for the Friday Journal about the arts in America. He also writes about the arts on his blog, “About Last Night” (terryteachout.com). His first play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, has been produced five times to date, most recently at New York’s Westside Theatre. He has written the libretti for thee operas by Paul Moravec, The Letter (commissioned and premiered by the Santa Fe Opera), Danse Russe (commissioned and premiered by Philadelphia's Center City Opera Theater), and The King’s Man (commissioned and premiered by Louisville’s Kentucky Opera). His most recent books are Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Gotham), Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Harcourt), All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine (Harcourt) and A Terry Teachout Reader (Yale University Press).

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Terry Teachout

Elisabeth Vincentelli is chief drama critic at the New York Post. Born in France, she moved to the U.S. in 1987, New York in 1990. She graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (B.A., history and political science) and Rutgers University (M.A., contemporary history). Elisabeth joined Time Out New York in 2000 as music editor; she later served senior editor, then arts & entertainment editor. Over the years, she has contributed criticism, profiles and essays to publications such The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Salon, The Believer and Entertainment Weekly; she is also the author of Abba Gold (Continuum). She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Matt Windman

Matt Windman began as a summer intern at amNewYork in 2004 and became its theater critic a year later. He has also written for Theatermania.com, Theater News Online and Show Business Weekly. Growing up, he performed in musicals and plays at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University, where he studied dramatic literature, in 2006 and graduated summa cum laude from New York Law School in 2009. He is also an attorney licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. He lives in Manhattan.

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Linda Winer

Linda Winer is chief theater critic of Newsday, which she joined in 1987. She has taught critical writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts since 1992 and hosted the “Women in Theatre” series on CUNY-TV from 2002 through 2007. She was chief theater and dance critic of the Chicago Tribune from 1969-1980, a critic for the New York Daily News from 1980-1982 and USA Today from 1982-1987. Her criticism has won two first prizes from the American Society of Features Editors, two New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Awards, the New York Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award. She teaches frequently at the Eugene O’Neill Center, has judged the Pulitzer Prize for drama seven times, five times as panel chair. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Northeastern Illinois University in 2013.

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Richard Zoglin

 

Richard Zoglin has been theater critic for Time magazine since 1996. He joined the magazine in 1983 as a staff writer; for more than a decade he was Time's television critic, and is currently a senior editor for the magazine. Zoglin was born in Kansas City and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B. A. in English and a master's degree in journalism.  After working as an editor and writer in San Francisco and New York, he joined the Atlanta Constitution as its television critic in 1978. He left Atlanta in 1982 to help launch Time Inc.'s new television magazine, TV-Cable Week, He lives in New York City with his wife, Charla Krupp, a magazine editor, author and television style correspondent.  

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