Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

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 ...

A Punk or a Gentleman: Off Broadway Theatre Review by Sarah Moss


Sometimes, the ordinary is extraordinary. Such is “A Punk or a Gentleman” presented for its world premiere by the Theater for the New City, inviting the audience into an ironic ten-character tale of an abused womanizer named Darren. In the height of the repercussions of the Me Too Movement, playwright ...

Theatre Poster Art Takes Center Stage by Robin Gorman Newman


As you may already know, if you regularly read my blog, I am a HUGE theatre lover.  I go often, have produced, worked on a promotional level with shows, written reviews, profiled thespians, studied playwriting and am now developing an Off Broadway musical.   So, it was especially interesting to attend ...

TICKET GIVEAWAY: RANDY WRITES A NOVEL


MotherhoodLater.com is giving away two pairs of tickets to RANDY WRITES A NOVEL, the new Off Broadway show running through June 9th at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre. Randy has headlined with Neil Patrick Harris in Montreal, won Outstanding Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and starred on his own Netflix show ...

SEEDFOLKS: Show Review by Amy Wall Lerman


When I told my 10 year old son we were headed to the theater to see a play, he hesitated. “Is it a musical?” “No.” “Then I’m not going.” Ever since he saw SpongeBob on Broadway, nothing else will do, so I read him the description of the show.  When I was done, he ...

NY Theatre Ballet’s “The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies” Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Upon entering the Florence Gould Hall, you are greeted by two charming young girls wearing frilly Alice-in-Wonderland costumes (complete with tea-cup hats on their heads), handing out programs. This delightful touch sets the stage for the completely enchanting ballet that follows. [caption id="attachment_26950" align="alignright" width="300"] Elena Zahlmann as Alice. Photo Credit: ...

GOLDSTEIN: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


GOLDSTEIN is an earnestly appealing new musical about family...in this case an Immigrant Jewish American clan, and while it lacks real depth, it exudes heart and features a super talented cast making the most of the largely bland material. As the pages of Louis Goldstein's family memoir stir up a host ...