Cirque du Soleil LUZIA: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Cinco de Mayo proved to be the perfect day to take in the latest Cirque du Soleil, LUZIA, celebrating the faces and sounds of Mexico in a truly delightful, two hour production (with an intermission), that is taking stage in a tent adjacent to Citi Field now through June 9th. I ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: CATS: Broadway Musical Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_24010" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Matthew Murphy[/caption] It's been many years since I saw CATS on Broadway, but I have very fond childhood memories of Betty Buckley, Terrance Mann and Laurie Beechman in their breakout roles. All tough acts to follow, but the new revival of CATS is simply a ...

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 ...

MOMMY THEATRE BLOGGER: Me, My Mouth and I: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


ME, MY MOUTH AND I – a new solo play written and performed by Joy Behar – is making its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.),  playing a limited 7-week engagement through December 21. With more than 30 years on stage and screen, Behar takes her audiences on ...

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 ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: UNLOCK’D


  Not since Rapunzel, has hair taken on such a distinctive role.  UNLOCK'D plays it to the hilt with this charming original musical comedy featuring book and lyrics by Sam Carner and music by Derek Gregor.  Winner of a Richard Rogers Award and a "Best of Fest" winner at the New York Musical Theatre ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW & DISCOUNT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY


For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, the fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. ...

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 ...