A Tango-Dancing Cinderella (Cenicienta Tanguera): Musical Review by Hannah Singer


I had no idea what to expect when I was invited to review this musical. But I am adventurous with eclectic tastes, so the answer was affirmative, yes I would love to experience this show. Our destination was the Lower East Side, a hip area with cool shops and boutiques, a ...

Chasing the River: Show Review by Debby Gray Bloom


Entering the bustling building on West 36th Street that houses several theater companies was an exciting introduction to the Off Broadway Chain Theatre. Performed in the intimate theater on the 4th floor, the space was comfortable and inviting. Perfectly suited for this personal story written by Jean Dobie Giebel. "Chasing the River", ...

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 ...

ROCK OF AGES: Show Review by Dana Klosner


As soon as I walked into the theater for Rock of Ages at New World Stages in Hell’s Kitchen, I was transported back to the Sunset Strip in 1980s Hollywood where I spent my 20s pursuing my LA dream of becoming a writer. The strip was a place for dreamers, ...

With a Little Help….It’s John Belushi – Show Review by Hanna Singer


“I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.” – John Adam Belushi Born: January 24, 1949, Chicago, Illinois Died: March 5, 1982, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA, Age 33   We all know John Belushi from his appearances on Saturday Night Live in the 70s (now showing on Netflix) as well as a few ...

The Giant Hoax: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29428" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)[/caption] The Giant Hoax is a musical for ages 6 and up, set in 1869 based on the true (?) events of the prehistoric petrified Cardiff Giant, a young farm girl, Emily, and Stub, the owner of the Giant.  The opening of the ...

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 ...

THE WHITE DEVIL: Show Review by Debby Gray Bloom


I attend every show prepared to do two things. First, suspend  my disbelief and two, totally enjoy the performance. Unfortunately, I was totally unprepared for The White Devil, produced by The Red Bull Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street. When a Playbill includes a full page insert with a synopsis ...

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 ...

ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED, a new play by Matt Williams, is receiving its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre. From defecation to periods to circumcision to religion....the show opens with a steady stream of highly opinionated millennial banter as two 30-something couples gather to eat, drink...and not quite be merry.  The world ...