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“Tamar Broadbent: Best Life” Comedy, Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


As 2018 draws to a close, you may find yourself taking stock of your life, perhaps asking yourself the age-old question: “Are you living your best life”? This is the question haunting British comedian Tamar Broadbent, as she dives into the New York debut of her one-woman show at the ...

EMPATH: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


After a sold-out run this April, Theaterlab brought back EMPATH, a one-man show about emotional superpowers, written by and starring David Sauvage, that just wrapped its brief return run this month. The show follows its creator’s path from self-proclaimed “typical Jewish cynic” from LA through the discovery of his gift for ...

How Parents Make Teenage Behavior Worse, by Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., author, Who Stole My Child? (Book Excerpt)


Most parents with teenagers are familiar with the things they “should” do with their emotionally sensitive (and sometimes abrasive) adolescents. They give them more space than they used to, allow them to have ample time with friends, and let them sleep in on weekends. But, while knowing what to do ...

NATURAL SHOCKS: Show Review by Jennie Yuen


We meet Angela, played by Pascale Armand, as she prepares to hunker down in her basement (set design by Lee Savage) as a tornado nears. She is an expert in the insurance industry and professes her love for probability. Angela gets very anxious as the storm approaches and reveals that ...

“The Other Josh Cohen” Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could meet your future self? This concept is at the core of a brilliant musical comedy, “The Other Josh Cohen,” now playing Off-Broadway. When the show begins, we meet the two Josh Cohens: Present-day Josh (Steve Rosen) and Future Josh/The Narrator ...

Show Review: Layer the Walls


[caption id="attachment_27964" align="alignleft" width="300"] Layer The Walls[/caption] By Amy Wall Lerman Ages: 7+ If rats could live forever, oh the tales they would tell.  And what tales they do tell in the production of Layer the Walls at the 14th Street YMCA on Manhattan’s east side. The show opens with two rats in a ...

“BYOB Acting Crash Course” at the Sedgwick Russell Acting Studio: Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


“We don’t need to be good at everything. We are already good at the things in our lives that matter. Let’s just have fun with this.” These were the wise words of a good friend, right before we took to the stage in a “BYOB Acting Crash Course” offered by the ...

Ordinary Days: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Adam Gwon's charmingly understated and heartfelt chamber musical, Ordinary Days, strikes some chords, literally, on various levels. In the Keen Company revival of the show, well directed by Jonathan Silverstein, we meet four characters, each searching for connection in the busy city that is NY.  It effectively touches on the subjects ...

Renascence: Show Review by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro


All I could see from where I stood Were three long mountains and a wood; These lines begin Renascence, the poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay when she was just eighteen, still living in rural Maine, and declaring she will find the perfect lines, meter, and content to win the 1921 contest, ...

Harold’s at Arlo SoHo–a Restaurant Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


A restaurant that sets its sights on trying to appeal to children as well as adults, in a sophisticated—yet playful—manner, might be a restaurant with an ambitious goal. Add to that, the desire to serve American Bistro food, of decent portion size, with seasonal menus … all of this might ...