Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


It is nearly impossible, as both a wife and mom, to wrap my head around the shock and betrayal....along with a boatload of other sentiments (and expletives)....that a woman would experience and potentially spew out when her marriage is truly tested due to the unthinkable. Maddie Corman, who wrote and stars ...

June is the First Fall: Show Review by Debbie Gray Bloom


[caption id="attachment_28529" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Maria Baranov)[/caption] Overheard in the Ladies’ Room at the New Ohio Theatre,"There are a lot of Asian people here." With almost no hesitation and a quick debate as to whether or not to mind my own business I told them, “Well you know the play ...

THE WHITE DEVIL: Show Review by Debby Gray Bloom


I attend every show prepared to do two things. First, suspend  my disbelief and two, totally enjoy the performance. Unfortunately, I was totally unprepared for The White Devil, produced by The Red Bull Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street. When a Playbill includes a full page insert with a synopsis ...

VILNA: Show Review by Rochelle Jewell Shapiro


Ira Fuchs must have been called by the voices of the dead to write his impassioned play, VILNA. In 1974, after college graduation, he wrote a few plays. One was put on at the YWHA on Eighth Avenue, the other at Playwright Horizons. Then he left the theater to become ...

“Chick Flick: The Musical” Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Last Saturday, I grabbed a friend and we headed over to the lovely Westside Theatre, to see the Off-Broadway production of “Chick Flick: The Musical”. A show--you guessed it--about those well-known romantic, often funny, sometimes sappy, cinematic gems. Those movies that have helped many of us regroup from a bad ...

ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED, a new play by Matt Williams, is receiving its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre. From defecation to periods to circumcision to religion....the show opens with a steady stream of highly opinionated millennial banter as two 30-something couples gather to eat, drink...and not quite be merry.  The world ...

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT: Show Review by Jamie Levine


As a recently engaged single mom, I have no personal experience with a broken marriage that both parties are completely uncertain about how to repair. But I do know how distracting cell phones, computers, and the overwhelming presence of modern technology can be when it comes to trying to communicate ...

KING KONG Alive on Broadway – Ticket Giveaway & Discount


“A GRAND, HEART-STOPPING SPECTACLE.” Newsday "SIMPLY AMAZING!” The Hollywood Reporter “YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT ON STAGE. EVER.” Entertainment Weekly DISCOUNT OFFER USE CODE KKMHL129 MUST ORDER BY MAY 12 Click here for details TICKET GIVEAWAY MotherhoodLater.com is giving away tickets to see the musical on a Tuesday – Thursday through March 14. To enter to win a pair, please put KING KONG ...

A SIMPLE SPACE: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


My son Ian and I were lucky enough to recently see A SIMPLE SPACE at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street). Taken from the theatre's performance description..........Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you've got each other?  This talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their ...

LaBute New Theater Festival: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


On Sunday, my husband Scott and I attended the evening performance of St. Louis Actors' Studio presents LaBute New Theater Festival at The Davenport Theater (354 W. 45th St.) featuring three one-act plays by Neil LaBute. "The truth will set you free" was the common theme of the evening. But whose ...