June is the First Fall: Show Review by Debbie Gray Bloom


[caption id="attachment_28529" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Maria Baranov)[/caption] Overheard in the Ladies’ Room at the New Ohio Theatre,"There are a lot of Asian people here." With almost no hesitation and a quick debate as to whether or not to mind my own business I told them, “Well you know the play ...

ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED, a new play by Matt Williams, is receiving its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre. From defecation to periods to circumcision to religion....the show opens with a steady stream of highly opinionated millennial banter as two 30-something couples gather to eat, drink...and not quite be merry.  The world ...

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 Spoils: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The Spoils, written by actor Jesse Eisenberg (the Social Network, etc.) gets a resounding A++ for the most graphically gross (not a spoiler alert...consider it a warning) -- luckily not reenacted -- description of an unsanitary, nightmarish dream -- though for Ben -- the main character -- it was a ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: What I Did Last Summer: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


We are watching a play unfold as typed through the eyes of a 14 year old.  In this case, it's Charlie - representing Gurney -- and his stage direction and select lines slide across a screen.  It is a unique way to spin theatrical material, as if it's unfurling, and ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Something Rotten: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_21035" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo credit: Joan Marcus[/caption]Something Rotten is something comedically brilliant!It's a laugh a minute, light-hearted randy romp that will bring a chesire grin to your face from the moment the curtain opens.What a treat to see a total feel good show that is high energy and high ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: New York Spring Spectacular: Family Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The New York Spring Spectacular, created by a Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning team for Radio City Music Hall, is inspired by the magic of spring, set against a musical celebration about the energy, places, people, passion and promise that make New York a one of a kind destination.This all-new ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: GIGI: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, opened April 8th at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens, who makes her admirable Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light ...