UP CLOSE Festival 2019: Review by Hannah Singer


Sometimes I think I am younger than I am, after all, I write for Motherhood Later! (In my case it was later and later and later!) But I also forget I have a moody tween, and I never know if she will enjoy anything. But, when I was offered tickets ...

The Amazing Max: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29483" align="alignleft" width="178"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] The Amazing Max is a one man performance starring Max Darwin and produced by Christine Cox. It is an interactive magical show for the whole family (recommended age 3 and up).  Prior to the show, premium ticket holders can engage in the VIP Magic ...

Other Than We: Show Review by Jo Mispel


‘Other Than We’ is a very satisfying cli-fi (Climate-fiction) experience. It is a playful but powerful meditation on some of the more urgent philosophical questions we need to ask as we approach ecological catastrophe. Not just how did we as a species bring this crisis upon our biosphere, our home, ...

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 ...

Around the World in 80 Days: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


There has always been something about the call of the unknown. Published in 1873, Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel written by French writer Jules Verne. I admit that my family has not yet had the opportunity to travel around the globe as much as I would ...

The Quest for the Seven Teeth: Accomplice, An Adventure Theater Co: Review by Amy Wall Lerman


There’s magic in the air!  At least there was yesterday in New York City’s Central Park when I took my eight year old son to see the Accomplice production of “The Quest for the Seven Teeth.” Okay, I say “I took” him “to see” it, but that’s not exactly the ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: CAGNEY: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22874" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Carol Rosegg[/caption] I've always enjoyed James Cagney films, but it's been quite some time since I watched one of his classics.  Thanks to the new exhilarating and heartfelt Off Broadway musical, Cagney, I've rediscovered Cagney, both as a performer and a man, and I'm all ...

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 Inn at Lake Devine: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22015" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Maeghan Donohue[/caption] Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, producing artistic director) is presenting the world premiere adaptation of the popular novel, The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman.  And, if you're a fan of the book, you will be heartened to know this ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: John & Jen: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company is presenting the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. Performances began February 10th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West ...