Mom Theatre Blogger: TRIP OF LOVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Laugh-In (the retro tv show) meets Las Vegas at TRIP OF LOVE, the fluffy, yet entertaining dance musical celebrating the biggest hits of the ‘60s, that aims to take you on a "trip," literally, at Stage 42. Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, TRIP OF LOVE stars Joey Calveri (Broadway’s ...

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: What I Did Last Summer: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


We are watching a play unfold as typed through the eyes of a 14 year old.  In this case, it's Charlie - representing Gurney -- and his stage direction and select lines slide across a screen.  It is a unique way to spin theatrical material, as if it's unfurling, and ...

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


The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, opened April 8th at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens, who makes her admirable Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Sex with Strangers: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Second Stage Theatre’s production of  Lauran Eason's Play, SEX WITH STRANGERS, has been extended one week and will now play through Sunday, August 31st.  The production stars Emmy Award Winner Anna Gunn and Tony Award Nominee Billy Magnussen and is directed by David Schwimmer (Ross of Friends fame). This is a ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Drop Dead Perfect: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_18635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: John Quilty[/caption] The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep’s production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St – between 9th and 10th Avenue). Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe ...

MOMS NIGHT OUT: Bullets Over Broadway: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Featuring existing music from the 1920s, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY includes a new adapted book by Woody Allen. The new musical comedy tells the story of an aspiring young playwright who is forced to cast a mobster’s no-talent girlfriend in his new show in order to get it produced. The 1994 ...

MOMS DAY OUT: BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_16799" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Joan Marcus[/caption] Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is the new musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. With a book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: SOUL DOCTOR


Following a sold-out, Off-Broadway run last summer, the hit musical Soul Doctor – the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach began performances on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre onWednesday, July 17 with an official opening slated for Thursday, August 15. Conceived ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW & DISCOUNT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY


For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, the fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. ...