Pip’s Island – A bedazzling theatre experience! Review by Jo Mispel


The two musketeers and I headed off last week to experience the much lauded interactive theater show ‘Pip’s Island’, currently showing at Times Square. Previously a sold out ‘pop up’ show in Chelsea in 2016, this is the show’s second well-deserved run, and considering the incredible artistry and unique storytelling, ...

STOMP: A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA THAT’S HARD TO BEAT: Show Review by Jamie Levine


STOMP opened at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City in 1994; I saw this invigorating stage show there for the first time in the late 1990’s as a single 20-something-year-old city-dweller. Therefore, it was quite a treat—as well as quite a different experience—to return to the Orpheum Theatre this ...

FAMILY SHOW REVIEW: BIG APPLE CIRCUS: by Susan Coronel


The Big Apple Circus has been long regarded as one of the classiest circuses around. Its latest production, The Grand Tour, marks the company’s 38th season, and gives audiences many reasons to continue such praise. The show is much more than sawdust and popcorn. It’s a dazzling display of live ...

REVIEW: Madison Square Garden “All Access Tour” by Margaret Hart


If you live in the New York City area, I have a great day trip for you the next time your kids have a day off from school, and you're looking for something fun and different to do.  Or, if you are from out of town, and planning a visit ...

“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 ...

FAMILY SHOWS: The Tinderbox and Cinderalla: Review by Amy Wall Lerman, Editor-in-Chief, Baby Bloomer


There are hidden gems all over New York City - from the little metal monkeys adorning the ironwork outside the restrooms in Riverside Park, to the one-mile nature park that runs along the abandoned elevated railway line on the lower west side, known now as the “Highline.”  This weekend my husband ...

FRAGILE: A Show Review by Amy Wall Lerman


Another gem for kids at the New Victory Theater in New York City! Fragile is a story about a man (or a boy) trying to find his way home along a very tricky road. Told through the art of magnificent puppetry, this show without words melds movement, sound and music ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: Le Grand C at New Victory Theatre


 RICOCHET – ARTS FOR ALL AGES! is a festival of French performances for young audiences and their families presented by The New Victory Theater alongside French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), in collaboration with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. RICOCHET will feature three U.S. premieres of French ...

ROBIN’S SHOW RAVE: BELLO MANIA


          Bello Nock, the circus superstar Time Magazine calls “America’s Best Clown,” amuses and amazes as he performs his original blend of comic daredevilry in a theatrical setting for his brand new show, BELLO MANIA. Adding a unique and personal touch to the big thrills and laughter audiences have come to ...

ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: MUMMENSCHANZ


MUMMENSCHANZ has captivated audiences worldwide, and now the renowned Swiss performance troupe is presenting a special holiday engagement for four weeks at NYU Skirball Center in New York City.  Recommended for ages 6 and up, the show is a full two-hour program (with intermission), which consists of nearly 30 sketches ...