Stage Left is a website and weekly e-mail newsletter covering the New York performing arts scene featuring reviews, news, and tips for scoring affordable seats.   

Founder, writer, and critic Rob Russo has been attending theatre in New York since 1995.  He is a Co-Host and Producer of “The Fabulous Invalid” podcast, and a Drama Desk Voting Member.

Rob began his career in politics and public service, working as a close aide to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton through two presidential campaigns, four years at the U.S. Department of State, and in private life. 

Born and raised on Long Island, he holds a B.A. in political science and public policy and a J.D. from The George Washington University, and is a licensed attorney in the State of New York.