Around the World in 80 Days: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


There has always been something about the call of the unknown. Published in 1873, Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel written by French writer Jules Verne. I admit that my family has not yet had the opportunity to travel around the globe as much as I would ...

The Quest for the Seven Teeth: Accomplice, An Adventure Theater Co: Review by Amy Wall Lerman


There’s magic in the air!  At least there was yesterday in New York City’s Central Park when I took my eight year old son to see the Accomplice production of “The Quest for the Seven Teeth.” Okay, I say “I took” him “to see” it, but that’s not exactly the ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: CAGNEY: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22874" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Carol Rosegg[/caption] I've always enjoyed James Cagney films, but it's been quite some time since I watched one of his classics.  Thanks to the new exhilarating and heartfelt Off Broadway musical, Cagney, I've rediscovered Cagney, both as a performer and a man, and I'm all ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: The Effect: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22842" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by : Matthew Murphy[/caption] Is someone on a placebo?  And, if so, does that make their feelings more real than someone on a pharmaceutical? Boy meets girl over urine samples in this highly thought-provoking new work by Lucy Prebble, and while uncertain of the truth of their ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: The Inn at Lake Devine: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22015" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Maeghan Donohue[/caption] Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, producing artistic director) is presenting the world premiere adaptation of the popular novel, The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman.  And, if you're a fan of the book, you will be heartened to know this ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: John & Jen: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company is presenting the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. Performances began February 10th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Phoenix: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Boy meets girl.  Boy and girl have a fling.  Girl gets pregnant and hesitates to tell boy.  Boy steps up to the plate, despite believing he is sterile, and tries to talk girl out of having an abortion.  While somewhat predictable, PHOENIX, by Scott Organ, has some literally "dead on" ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Drop Dead Perfect: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_18635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: John Quilty[/caption] The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep’s production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St – between 9th and 10th Avenue). Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe ...

ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: Bethany


America Ferrera, who many came to love as Ugly Betty in the hit television sitcom, takes a totally different spin as the heroine in the new Off Broadway drama/dark comedy, Bethany by Laura Marks, and she's just as likable.  We feel and root for her, despite desperate measures. When we meet ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: The Good Mother


[caption id="attachment_8932" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Monique Carboni"][/caption]The New Group is presenting the first production of its 2012-2013 season, the world premiere of The Good Mother, a new play by Francine Volpe. Directed by Scott Elliott, the production features Mark Blum, Darren Goldstein, Gretchen Mol, Alfredo Narciso and Eric Nelsen. In ...