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 Sleep (Apnea) Saga Continues by Robin Gorman Newman


Last night I received a call from a mom I know through MotherhoodLater.com.  She had read my initial blog post on my sleep apnea, and  it resonated.  She was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea two years ago and had yet to treat it. When I asked why, she said that other ...

Pulling the Sheets Off My Sleep Apnea by Robin Gorman Newman


When my son was born, sleep deprivation was a given.  Between infant nighttime feedings and creatures that go boo in adolescent nightmares, my husband and I were regularly on call. Fast forward, my son is now a teen, and I’m a highly symptomatic peri-menopausal mother. As a later in life mom, I ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The title of Dena Blizzard's new one woman Off Broadway show should be One HYSTERICAL Mother. Blizzard, a stand up comedian and 40 something New Jersey married mom of three, lets it all hang out, and then some, as she dishes about motherhood, marriage, friendship and more.  I cannot think of ...

LEGO and STAR TREK FANS: Cool Products by Robin Gorman Newman


I'm always on the lookout for cool gifts for my son and others, and these caught my eye, so I thought to share.  He's now 13, and I find it gets harder and harder to catch his attention beyond an electronic device, but these did it. In BIRDS FROM BRICKS, horticulturist ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: THE KING AND I: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Sweeping, sailing (literally) and simply stunning are just some of the words that come readily to mind for this revival production. From the grandeur of the opening scene as the imposing boat arrives in Siam, to the effective use of the open staging and processional entrance of the actors, Rodgers & ...

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 ...