Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

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 ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: INDECENT: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


I had the recent opportunity to hear Rebecca Taichman, one of the creators and director of the Tony-nominated INDECENT, and in hindsight, I only wish I had seen the play before the panel discussion. INDECENT is such a powerful, touching, memorable and jarring work, that I would have been that much ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_25459" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois, stars Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia,” The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) making an impressive New York stage debut, joining Eshan Bay (“House of Cards”),  Ella Dershowitz (INTIMACY), Darren Pettie (“Mad Men”), and Tony Award-winner ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Bandstand: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Donny Novitski and his eager band of fellow WWII veterans yearn to win fame and fortune as they seize the opportunity to enter a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band.  Little does Donny know that his best buddy who died in the war was married to ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


To say that she is a multi-tasker seems an understatement when we meet Kat, the heroine in the new endearing, yet ultimately wearisome, Off Broadway musical at the Tony Kiser Theatre. As any mom knows -- we wear many hats and sometimes our insecurities on our sleeve -- and the engaging, ...

IMOMSOHARD – TICKET GIVEAWAY – from MotherhoodLater.com


IMOMSOHARD -- MOMS NIGHT OUT: SUMMER BREAK TOUR Jumping off of the pages of Facebook and on to stages across the country, there’s no one making moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the hilarious oh-so-real women behind #IMomSoHard. With over 675,000 Facebook fans and more than 55 ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion young adult novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical ...

Show Review by Susan Coronel: Something at New Victory Theatre


On Friday, March 31, my nearly six-year-old daughter and I attended the first performance of the U.S. premiere of Something, a contemporary cirque show from Milan, Italy, now running at the New Victory Theater in Midtown. I wasn’t sure what to expect. We’ve seen our share of circuses- the Big ...

SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


With smarts, sass (literally) and sensitivity, playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) tackles the subject of singlehood and tugs at you winningly with humor and heart. Jordan and his crew of 20 somethings are inseparable, whether partying on the dance floor or crying on each other's shoulders, until one by one, each ...