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 ...

Meet Cat Miller, Later Mom, Playwright and Director, THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS


Can you share with us your road to parenthood? It was an unexpected one. I always wanted to have kids. When I was 30, my first marriage ended, and I remember being terrified I had missed my chance. Then, just about three years later, my step-kids came into my life, ...

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour provided by “On Location Tours” Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Did you know that William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), poet, journalist, and editor-in-chief of the New-York Evening Post--the man Bryant Park is named after--is credited as the first to advocate for Central Park? Bryant put out a letter as a call to action for the public authorities to provide extensive open ...

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 ...

Up Close Festival: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


Marisol Rosa-Shapiro among the audience members in VELVEETA UNDERGROUND: A Pizza Rat's Quest to Save Cheesy Beet Poetry. Photo by Buatti-Ramos Photography. I am extremely picky when it comes to performances. When a last minute opportunity to review Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theatre in the West Village (154 ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: CATS: Broadway Musical Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_24010" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Matthew Murphy[/caption] It's been many years since I saw CATS on Broadway, but I have very fond childhood memories of Betty Buckley, Terrance Mann and Laurie Beechman in their breakout roles. All tough acts to follow, but the new revival of CATS is simply a ...

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


As soon as I read about this play, I knew it was totally up my 13 year old sons alley.  What I didn't realize is what a stunning piece of theatre this would be and how engaging I would find it as an adult.  In fact, I noted numerous audience ...

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


Boy loves girl, and girl loves boy......college sweethearts for five years.  Boy also loves younger boy....dating for three months.  Girl meets younger boy who keeps silent about his relationship with her boyfriend.  All have a lot to lose if the truth comes out. If playing it straight, literally, Ben and Emily ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Fiddler on the Roof: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


I grew up listening to the cast album of Fiddler on the Roof, and it conjured up childhood memories when I had the opportunity to see the new production, particularly given that it was Kids Night on Broadway. After the performance there was a talkback, and a good number of ...

SCHOOL BREAK IN NYC WITH A TWEEN by Robin Gorman Newman


My 12 year old son and I really enjoy NYC and have made many memories during our staycations when he has school break.  I am always grateful for the quality time we have together, since life often feels so busy on a day-to-day basis, for our family. With February school break ...