Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Penelope: Show Review by Debra Nussbaum Cohen


[caption id="attachment_31856" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo by Carol Rosegg)[/caption] Women have created and written many things for which men received the public credit. The game Monopoly, for instance, contrary to the tale written on a paper long included with every new game, was created as a cautionary tale by Elizabeth Magie, a ...

Help: Show Review by Debra Nussbaum Cohen


[caption id="attachment_31851" align="alignleft" width="300"] (© Kate Glicksberg Photography)[/caption] The title of a new play now being performed at The Shed in midtown Manhattan is “Help.” “Help” as a demand. A scream uttered by the narrator, a Black woman standing in for playwright, poet and essayist Claudia Rankine. “Help” is a challenging 90 minutes ...

This Space Between Us: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_31791" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] When you see a play that leaves a lot of room for questions, it then leaves a lot to be desired.  Such is the case with This Space Between Us, the new play by Peter Gil-Sheridan in its world premiere presented by Keen ...

KATHLEEN TURNER…Finding My Voice: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_31580" align="alignleft" width="200"] (photo credit: Jeremy Daniel)[/caption] It's been some time since I've seen screen siren Kathleen Turner in a film but have been a long time fan.  So, when I heard she was doing a one night event on December 16th at Town Hall, I seized the opportunity to ...

Trevor: The Musical: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_31505" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)[/caption] Endearing and engaging are just two of the words that come to mind for the new show, Trevor: The Musical, that just opened at Stage 42 in NYC. Heading the 19 member company is 13 year old very likeable, charismatic Holden William Hagelberger from ...

“Rapunzel Alone” Audio Play–Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Prior to listening to this fully-produced, stand-alone audio theater recording of “Rapunzel Alone” by playwright Mike Kenny, I assumed it would be a re-telling of the Rapunzel tale—a ‘fractured fairytale’ of sorts--with the usual ingredients: a tower, a witch, and a handsome prince climbing his way up Rapunzel’s extremely long ...

TITANIQUE: A New Day Has Come – Show Review by Ali Skylar


You’ve got to have a ton of guts to go out and impersonate the one-of-a-kind Celine Dion.  Let alone use a slew of her songs as the musical score for a theatrical production. Well, that’s exactly what Tony Award-winning producer Eva Price (Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) did with TITANIQUE, “the irresistibly ...

“Journey Around My Bedroom”, a live-streaming show for children–review by Andrea Santo Felcone


I’ll admit I was intrigued about this show right from the title: "Journey Around My Bedroom.” Afterall, I'm sure I wasn't the only child to spend a great deal of time in my childhood bedroom, dreaming up any number of adventures. (My sister and I were always trying not to ...

The Love Course: Show Review by Reva Solomon


[caption id="attachment_30563" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Playwright A.R. Gurney)[/caption] When asked to review this play (my first for MotherhoodLater.com), I had no idea it would connect me, and now you the reader, with a vibrant NY theatre company of a much forgotten genre - the one-act play. I attended virtually on Zoom, with a ...

The Prom: A Review In A Play! By Ali Skylar


CHARACTERS:  Amelia and Jake, a middle-aged couple from NY and NJ.  SETTING:  In their bedroom, getting ready for bed after watching THE PROM on netflix.   JAKE: Hon, so what did you think? AMELIA:  Much better than I expected!  And compiling notes in my head now to share with you…:) JAKE:  You know, I liked ...