Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

20th CENTURY BLUES: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_26003" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] Danny (Polly Draper) is an accomplished, fit and stylish photographer who has been chronicling the lives of her three BFFs over the decades, and now wants to bare all, so to speak, in a prestigious public exhibition of her work at The Museum ...

Treat Yourself to Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA: Show Review by Jamie Levine


My daughter and I traveled to Bellmore, not Broadway, to see this local Long Island production of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of a magical chocolate factory, and it proved just as deliciously satisfying. This musical was brought to life by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, which ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: What We’re Up Against: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_26075" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo by: Joan Marcus)[/caption] Sadly, the topic of women feeling compromised in the workplace has not grown old, and through written in 1992, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck packs as much a sexism punch even today. What We’re Up Against premiered nearly 20 years later at ...

CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_25879" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Theo Cote )[/caption] CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE – which marked the birth of the The Ridiculous Theatrical Company (RTC), co-founded by the late groundbreaking playwright and performer Charles Ludlam in 1967 – has returned on the occasion of the play and ...

Big Apple Circus Delivers! One Class Act! Review by Antonia Kasper-Hinman


My husband and I took our daughter (age 8) to The Big Apple Circus celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season at Lincoln Center.  All I can say is “Wow!” This circus is unbelievably entertaining, polished, and sophisticated....more like an exquisite Broadway Show. (director Mark Lonergan  and choreographer, associate director Antoinette DiPietropolo) Immediately ...

IN & OF ITSELF: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


IN & OF ITSELF, the spellbinding, introspective show created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz , recently announced a third extension (through May 6th) to the show’s New York Premiere....and it's no great surprise. To say ...

“ONE NIGHT ONLY” Show/Date Night by Andrea Santo Felcone


It's "date night" and the stakes are high. You've gone through the trouble to arrange babysitting, made yourself up, and now you want a special night on the town with your special someone. Ah, but what to do? This past Saturday, my husband and I spent our date night thoroughly ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: HELLO, DOLLY!: Review by Jane Waldman


Not many actresses would agree to share the role of Dolly Levi with Tony Award winner Bette Midler, who is dazzling Broadway audiences in the latest revival of  HELLO, DOLLY!  But two-time Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy, has proven that she is more than up to the challenge.  Murphy alternates ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: 54 BELOW: The Cast of Cats Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber by Robin Gorman Newman


Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most successful composers in musical theatre history, and I recently had the opportunity to attend a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring the cast of Cats saluting his musical prowess. With songs from Evita, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, School ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: A Doll’s House, Part 2: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_25506" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe)[/caption] In her 15 year absence since walking out on her husband and children, Nora Helmer has created a life for herself, and one that she wears well and proudly displays through her fine garb. Now a successful author, she is empowered and driven and ...