Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


A luminous Melissa Errico, a cast in fine voice and spirit, the classic show tunes of Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (book/lyrics), and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, the new revival at Irish Repertory Theatre directed by Charlotte Moore, hasn't lost a musical beat. With such ...

MY LIFE ON A DIET: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Renee Taylor is a gift.  An iconic performer who is a great example of a life well-lived -- and still going strong -- and her new one woman show MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy based on her memoir, is a non-stop riotous ride that is both entertaining ...

God Save Queen Pam: Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Perhaps watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials has left you wanting more, more of what it must be like to be an American living in the world of the British monarchy. While we can all speculate on what that might entail, Erin Murray Quinlan has created a delightfully delicious ...

The Inspiring Broadway Beacon Awards by Robin Gorman Newman


On Monday, June 25 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) honored Tony Award Nominee Ethan Slater (currently starring in the title role of the Tony-Nominated SpongeBob Square Pants ...

“The Property” Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


The framework of the play, “The Property,” is intriguing. A woman is struggling to give her teenage son a leg up in society so she reaches out to her ex-husband (a wealthy businessman) to find a job for her floundering son. (The ex-husband had abandoned her son when he was ...

This is Modern Art: Show Review by Sara Moss


Our community, though fairly accepting, still maintains bigotry under its surface, and art is not immune to this bigotry. “This Is Modern Art,” produced by Blessed Unrest at Next Door @NYTW, is a true tale of a trio of graffiti writers, who tagged a low outside wall at the Art Institute ...

FIRST LOVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_27212" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Monique Carboni)[/caption] I don't usually want for words, whether written or verbal....but this show left me speechless....and not in a good way. It was honestly a painful theatrical experience, despite the valiant acting efforts of the two seasoned leads. My friend, who accompanied me, often reminds me ...

Rennie Harris: Funkedified: Show Review by Barbara Adler


Hip Hop Choreographer, Director, and Founder of Rennie Harris Puremovement, Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris, brings a HIGHLY entertaining, authentic, multi-media experience to The New Victory Theater stage with his latest creation, Funkedified.   Harris pays homage to the 1970’s party dance scene, and street dance styles tipping his hat to the forefathers ...

“BUMP” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Playwright Chiara Atik’s new play “BUMP” is essentially three different stories, all intertwined in a series of vignettes, about pregnancy and childbirth. One story emphasizes our modern-day world—pregnant women chatting on an online message board—(each at the same stage of pregnancy) supporting each other; a second story is about the ...

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA: Show Review by Barbara Adler


Right off the bat, I want to say I am a huge Cirque du Soleil fan.  I have seen several Cirque shows in Vegas, most memorably the Beatles tribute which was so enchanting it sent my admiration for the Cirque brand soaring even higher. Cirque du Soleil shows are known ...