Karen Carter writes Broadway reviews and articles with a speciality in avant-garde plays and off-broadway productions. Her writing has appeared in a number of online media environs that includes playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com. Her articles have also appeared in various newspapers and magazines including "Backstage" and "The Village Voice" (back in the heady days when the paper was still actually printed). Ms Carter graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature with a particular focus on writing for TV screenplays. Her Broadway articles focus on balancing the informative with the critical perspective. With her TV screenplay work now long behind her, Ms Carter primarily writes for Broadway but will often venture out to retest her writing skills in an altogether new subject matter.
News Story Archive for Karen Carter
“Children of a Lesser God” Begins Previews
Mar 23, 2018
Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God has begun previews on Broadway starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in a production directed by Kenny Leon.
“Escape to Margaritaville” Opens to Negative Reviews
Mar 17, 2018
Escape to Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet’s jukebox Broadway musical, opened to negative reviews at the Marquis Theatre, and the box office does not look especially pr...
Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero” Begins Previews
Mar 9, 2018
Kenneth Lonergan’s play Lobby Hero began Broadway performances starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Bel Powley, and Brian Tyree Henry, directed by Trip Cullman.
Revival of “Carousel” Begins Preview Performances
Mar 3, 2018
Carousel began previews on February 28, 2018 in a new revival at the Imperial Theatre directed by Jack O’Brien and starring Renee Fleming, Joshua Henry, and Jessie ...
Smash’s Katharine McPhee to Star in “Waitress”
Feb 16, 2018
Katharine McPhee is next up to star in Waitress as Jenna, taking over on April 10, 2018 from the current performer, Sara Bareilles, who is also the show’s composer.
Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” Begins Previews
Feb 15, 2018
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville has begun previews at the Marquis Theatre starring Paul Alexander Nolan, Lisa Howard, and Alison Luff, and directed by Chri...
Denzel Washington to Return in “Iceman Cometh”
Feb 3, 2018
Denzel Washington Stars in The Iceman Cometh revival directed by George C. Wolfe and produced by Scott Rudin this spring at the Jacobs Theatre.
Tony Committee Determines Shows’ Eligibility
Feb 2, 2018
The Tony Awards committee met to determine the eligibility of shows for the Tony Award nominations including The Band's Visit.
Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz Team Up in “Waitress”
Jan 26, 2018
Waitress is thriving with the return of composer Sara Bareilles to the lead part, starring alongside Jason Mraz as her co-star for a limited time.
Bette Midler Bids Adieu to “Hello, Dolly!”
Jan 19, 2018
Bette Midler plays her final performance in Hello, Dolly!, donating the proceeds to the Actors Fund, while Bernadette Peters steps up to the plate, along with Victo...
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Concludes
Jan 11, 2018
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will conclude its Broadway run this week after 10 months of running a the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre starring Christian Borle.
“Junk” Concludes Its Run at Lincoln Center Theater
Jan 5, 2018
Junk, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Doug Hughes, closes on January 7, 2018 after a well-reviewed and financially moderate run.
Kevin Kline Stars in “Present Laughter” on Broadway
Mar 12, 2017
Another fantastic comedy comes to Broadway, this time with a cast full of big time stars!
“Sunday in the Park with George” Earns Rave Reviews
Feb 24, 2017
Broadway hits the jackpot with Sunday in the Park with George staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford
MTC Production of "Heisenberg" Concludes
Dec 20, 2016
After a solid trial on Broadway Heisenberg with Mary-Louise Parker plays its final show.