Archive for October, 2014

Billy to Bill by Sharon O’Donnell


When my oldest son was born, we named him after my husband's father who died five years earlier at the age of 58:  William Robert O'Donnell.  We immediately called him Billy, like his father had been called, but I was torn because part of me wanted to call him Robbie ...

MOM THEATRE LOVER: The Country House: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_19055" align="alignleft" width="164"] Photo by Joan Marcus[/caption] Manhattan Theatre Club’s co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE , the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened Thursday, October 2 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  THE COUNTRY HOUSE stars Tony ...

Windows of Opportunity…Missed By: Lori Loesch


    Every child, has a window of opportunity where he can learn.  Where the window is open wide, and knowledge can blow in, and enrich the child.  However, for some children, that opportunity is stolen from them.  For reasons that are many, the window slams shut, and the child is left ...

MOM THEATRE LOVER: The Money Shot: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_19077" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Joan Marcus[/caption] The Money Shot reunites MCC Theater’s Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute with director Terry Kinney (reasons to be pretty) and features Elizabeth Reaser (The Twilight Saga, “The Good Wife”); Gia Crovatin (reasons to be pretty, Reasons to be Happy at LA Theatreworks); Golden Globe-nominee ...

MOM THEATRE LOVER: You Can’t Take It With You: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


In a word (or a few), this show is pure comedic eye candy. James Earl Jones plays Grandpa Vanderhof, leader of a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. When the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his straight-laced parents over for dinner,  fireworks fly ...

MOM THEATRE LOVER: If/Then: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_19014" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Joan Marcus[/caption] If we knew then what we know now about our lives, would we make the same choices? To quote Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."  Is this so? IF/THEN, the contemporary new Broadway musical ...

SHOW REVIEW: The Old Man and The Old Moon – by Margaret Hart


I took a break from my blog for a while, and I am happy to be back, to talk about an incredibly creative and thoroughly entertaining Off-Broadway show my family and I just had the pleasure of seeing, called The Old Man and The Old Moon, at The New Victory ...

Prayer, at the Lunch Counter By: Lori Loesch


    I stopped for lunch.  I always say a blessing for my food, even when I'm out with my daughter.  She is not embarrassed by it, and I'm so glad.  It's something I've always done, so it is normal to her.   The dining room was deserted... good.  I can bow my ...

Motherhood Later Giveaway: Heelys


One of the most popular kids crazes in history! Heelys shoes are the official wheel in the heel shoe and have been bringing fun and joy to children all over the world for nearly a decade. Heelys make a truly great present for any child whether it’s for Easter, Christmas, ...