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Critic
    (June 2, 1949- )
    Resides in New York City
    Drama critic for 'The New York Times (1980-1993)'
    Contributed to 'The New York Times Magazine,' 'Time' and the 'New York Post'
    Wrote 'Hot Seat (1998)' and 'Ghost Light (2001)'
    He was known as a rabidly negative theater critic.
    Because of his harsh reviews, he was called 'the Butcher of Broadway.'
    Some say he had unfair influence over how long a play would run.
    One critic said 'he single-handedly killed one of the great American art forms, the musical.'
    David Mamet called him and fellow critic John Simon 'the syphilis and gonorrhea of the theater.'
    When he said that 'The Passion of the Christ' portrayed Jews negatively, Mel Gibson said: 'I want to kill him . . . I want his intestines on a stick . . . I want to kill his dog.'
    His stepfather beat him when he was a child.
    His mother died in a car accident.
    Although straight, he is a vocal defender of gay rights.
    He retired from drama criticism and is now associate editor of 'The New York Times.'
    He is reportedly a nice person who was only critical for his job.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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