Archive for November, 2019

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29380" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Russ Roland)[/caption] THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is an amazing East Village cultural center that has been running since 1971 and has won 43 Obies and a Pulitzer Prize. It is a wonderful Off-Off-Broadway space, publicly funded and forever giving back to the community ...

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW: Broadway Review by Hanna Singer


[caption id="attachment_29377" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Veronique Vial)[/caption] Your perception of clowns and mimes will change after seeing this show! I had the opportunity to take my daughter to the opening night of  SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW on November 13th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. All I knew about it, was that ...

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29353" align="alignleft" width="215"] (Photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] If you are a theatre fan, run, don't walk, to Gerard Alessandrini’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY that has returned to New York after a five-year hiatus.  Ardent fans know what they are in for....but if you have yet to experience, now's your chance to take ...

FEAR: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Enrico Colantoni, Alexander Garfin, and Obi Abili (Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel)[/caption] Testosterone and tempers fly amongst a plumber, college professor, and frightened 15 year old, who we meet in a rickety shed as they (almost literally) bat around the disturbing disappearance of a neighborhood eight year old ...

The Hope Hypothesis: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29316" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo by Beowulf Sheenan)[/caption] As soon as one sits down and sees the dull, gray bureaucratic office space that is the stage set for The Voyage Theater Company’s new play The Hope Hypothesis, it is hard not to start preempting a story about the dehumanizing realities that ...

Big Apple Circus: Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29312" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Matthew Murphy)[/caption] Last Sunday, my little ones and I raced through the drizzle towards the Big Apple Circus. Their large red tent sits tucked beside Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. We were excited to see their show again after having the good fortune ...

When You Point a Finger…..By Cory Kahaney


I woke up this morning, and my first thoughts were about the heated discussion we had last night with our teenage son over a less than stellar report card. I was angry. I screamed. I accused him of squandering his time on Madden or watching YouTube videos when he could ...