VILNA: Show Review by Rochelle Jewell Shapiro


Ira Fuchs must have been called by the voices of the dead to write his impassioned play, VILNA. In 1974, after college graduation, he wrote a few plays. One was put on at the YWHA on Eighth Avenue, the other at Playwright Horizons. Then he left the theater to become ...

A SIMPLE SPACE: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


My son Ian and I were lucky enough to recently see A SIMPLE SPACE at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street). Taken from the theatre's performance description..........Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you've got each other?  This talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their ...

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 ...

STOMP: A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA THAT’S HARD TO BEAT: Show Review by Jamie Levine


STOMP opened at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City in 1994; I saw this invigorating stage show there for the first time in the late 1990’s as a single 20-something-year-old city-dweller. Therefore, it was quite a treat—as well as quite a different experience—to return to the Orpheum Theatre this ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: Daphne’s Dive: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_23319" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Joan Marcus[/caption] I'm a long time fan of Daphne Rubin-Vega, since her Broadway debut rockstar performance in the legendary musical Rent.  So, when I heard she was in Daphne's Dive (no relation to Vega herself), it became a must see.  Added to the impressive roster ...

THE WOODSMAN: TICKET GIVEAWAY – from MotherhoodLater.com


THE WOODSMAN Come back to the Land of Oz with us & discover how the Tin Man lost his heart. By JAMES ORTIZ. Music Composed by EDWARD W. HARDY. Lyrics by JEN LORING BUY NOW FOR GREAT SEATS! $39* Mezzanine Seats - All Performances (Reg. $45) $49* Orchestra Seats - Mon-Thur (Reg. $85) $59* Orchestra Seats ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show: Review by Sai Malena Jimenez-Fogarty


In Jonathan Rockefeller’s new critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, young viewers get to enjoy author Eric Carle’s bright and colorful characters brought to life at the 47th Street Theatre until March 27, 2016. Once the show begins, the children are captivated by the familiar characters portrayed by ...

MAD LIBS LIVE! Family Show – Ticket Giveaway from MotherhoodLater.com


MAD LIBS LIVE! is the new musical based on the most popular word game of all time! The story begins at the finals of Teen Superstars, the live TV show that will determine the most popular singing group at Blankville Central High. Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser, and Merrily seem to have nothing in ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: STEVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_22277" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Monique Carboni[/caption] Stevens abound as a running name gag in this funny, heartfelt show by newcomer playwright Mark Gerrard who adeptly tackles the subjects of enduring friendship, sexting, infidelity, aging, and other quandaries of life and death, mixed in with a multitude of pop cultural/theatre ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: WHITE: Show Review by Jo Mispel


Two characters live in a bleached monochromatic world. One day color appears. This is the basic premise of 'White', an award winning show for 2 - 5 year olds now playing at the The New Victory Theater. I suspected it was going to be cute, maybe adorable. And it was. ...