He says himself, he's not sure how he got there, but The Realistic Joneses did very well, and just might foreshadow a return to darkly comic serious theater on the Great White Way. My take aired on BBC Radio 4's PM.
The glory days of Chrissie, Jimmy, John, Pete and Andre, are over. Only Serena flies the flag, and not for much longer it seems. So what went wrong with the tennis superpower? This for PM on BBC Radio 4.
The press preview day, ahead of the beginning of the official unveiling by President Obama. It's a haunting, visceral place, and it's a shame that T-shirts have to be sold. Bloomberg says they have no choice. This ran on BBC World Service.
The politics of the Garden State have become a national tragi-comedy. Imagine how you'd feel if you are elected, or more lucrative still, nominated to a fat job you don't deserve. I crossed the river for a cold hard taste of politics Jersey-style.
New York scientists largely agree that the dazzling white Mute Swan, is doing a lot more harm than good to the environment and the people of the state. So they're now undesirable aliens which are due to be culled slowly, over the next 11 years or so - unless they can all find new homes on private land..? This was for the Today show, BBC Radio 4.
I tried to get a sense of what Harlem residents feel about the gentrification issue at it's most famous cultural institution, the beloved Apollo Theater. This aired on BBC World Service this weekend. The place had been tranformed into a night club, for a Cotton Club-style revue show.
That's the glib tabloid headline that belies an interesting and genuinely life-or-death saga of politics, big pharma, weed growing and medical breakthrough. The tentative New York move into medical marijuana use, is frustrating hundreds of parents across the state who see children like theirs getting better, in states like Colorado. I met one family for a BBC piece, who don't want to be reefer refugees, but staying in NY might not be an option for much longer.