Mom Theatre Blogger: The Heidi Chronicles: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_20808" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Joan Marcus[/caption]I adore playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and was hugely saddened by her untimely passing at age 55.  She was a "later" single mom of a beloved daughter named Lucy, and I would have loved to profile her for MotherhoodLater.com.So, when I heard that The ...

Destination NYC: Family Travel: Hyatt Times Square by Robin Gorman Newman


My son and I enjoy New York City, and in the past have done staycations in various part of town.  This school break, we decided to stay for the first time in Times Square since we had a couple of shows on our agenda, and did an overnight at the ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Celebrating Women in Theatre by Robin Gorman Newman


The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, held an event this week in NYC recognizing the talents of five inspiring women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. The ...

Meet Later Mom: Actress/Author Brooke Shields


YOUR NAME:  Brooke ShieldsAGE:  49RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  MarriedRESIDENCE:  New York CityCHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Rowan 11, Grier 8  You have had success in many entertainment arenas.  Is there one in your career that you are most proud of, and why?  Acting on Broadway. The amount of work, talent and endurance you have to ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: The Illusionists: Review by Robin Gorman Newman


In a word....WOW! The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible™ opened on Broadway Thursday, December 4 at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway), and lives up to its name and more.  If you're looking for fun, entertaining, glitzy, mystifying, unique family entertainment, look no further. The two hour show features jaw-dropping talents of ...

“Bello Mania” is a Belly Laugh: Show Review by Margaret Hart


On Friday night, I saw a fantastic live show at The New Victory Theater, a jewel among the smaller, more intimate theaters, located in the heart of Broadway and Times Square in New York City. “Bello Mania,” is a high-flying, hysterically funny, circus-acrobatics, show starring Bello Nock, a comic daredevil ...

MOM’S NIGHT OUT: ANTHEM Ayn Rand: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


 ANTHEM is the story of a young man, EQUALITY 7-2521, who is born into a future world that has banished all individuality. Not satisfied with a world lighted by candles, EQUALITY fosters his love of discovery in an abandoned subway, a relic of the past. In solitude, EQUALITY rediscovers electricity and ...

FAMILY MUSICAL: BIG FISH: Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  BIG FISH, a new Broadway musical directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John ...

MOM’S NIGHT OUT: ROMEO & JULIET – Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


International film star Orlando Bloom is making his Broadway debut alongside two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare‟s star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of the timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The production also stars Tony Award winner Brent ...

Sex, Flowers, and Chocolate by Margaret Hart


Raise your hand if you clicked on this blog really fast because you read the word "sex" in the headline? Or maybe it was the word "chocolate?" I didn't have anything earth shattering to write about this week, so I thought I'd give you a few, fun snippets on subjects ...