Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

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 ...

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, ...