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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Will “Suffs” Snuff Out The Competition This Season by Db Frick

    Sufferegette!!!! Owww!!! Owwww!!! As Sir Paul McCartney once sang. “Suffs,” the latest Broadway sensation executive produced by Hillary Clinton. Suffs transports audiences back to …

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

The Great Gatsby Grants A Gratuitous Look At The On Going Wealth Gap by Db Frick

  The new musical adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” on Broadway seems to be in a race to outdo other shows with more rain than you can shake a stick at and more cars than Jerry Seinfeld …

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rachel McAdams shows us how to do it in “Mary Jane” by Db Frick

          As if I didnt have enough reasons to not have children. “Mary Jane” written by Amy Herzog (who once again hardens the fact that she is America’s premiere playwright) giv…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

I’m an Insider Now That I’ve Seen The Outsiders by Db Frick

When I stepped out into the bright stage light I was brought back to 1967. In 1983 at age 7 I first saw “The Outsiders”. I watched it over and over again. I didn’t realize why I needed…

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Bringing Proust Back To Life Amid The Pandemic by Db Frick

  I had the chance to revisit my Alma Mater this week, descending from the 1999 graduating class and reuniting with the captivating world of theater amidst the ongoing pandemic. Walking int…

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

I Went To See Spamalot And All I Got Was This T Shirt And Whole Lance A Lot Of Laughs. by Db Frick

2024 Cast Of Spamalot Photo: Playbill: Alex Brightman Knight of “Ni”     I decided to review “Spamalot”after its run was over because I think it’s funny. I had the pleasure of at…

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

The Notebook Hits Broadway Hitting All Notes To Perfection by Db Frick

                  My girlfriend, whose love of Ingrid Michaelson knows no bounds, made me go see “The Notebook” on Broadway and I cried for 2 1/2 hours straight. The much antici…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

by Db Frick

Welcome to the world of “Stand Up Memories,” a sidesplittingly delightful comedic talk show that pairs the comedic genius of Jackie Martling and Peter Bales—two luminaries of the Long …

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

The Hamilton Mocumentary We Needed Lincoln: The Musical by Db Frick

        I’m a huge fan of satire and parody when it comes to comedy genres. Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing “Lincoln: The Musical,” by Artie Brennan with a cast of hilariou…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Jackie Martling: Joke Man –The Grandfather Of Long Island Comedy by Db Frick

Photo: Courtesy of Newsday and LIMEHOF “Joke Man: The Jackie Martling Story” delves into the life and career of Jackie Martling, offering insights into his contributions to the world of …

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Monday, December 4, 2023

A Christmas Carol Brings Holiday Joy At The Charles Dickens Festival at Theater Three in Port Jefferson by Db Frick

  Jeffrey Sanzel’s direction and performance as Ebeneezer Scrooge in Theater Three’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol” offered a delightful blend of comedy and drama, showcasing impe…

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

A Delightful Revival of Arms and the Man Charms Audiences with Laughter And Folly by Db Frick

Gingold Theatrical Group’s recent production of Bernard Shaw’s hidden gem, “Arms and the Man”, at Theatre Row, is a delightful revival that captivates theatergoers with its infectiou…

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

The State of “The State” Address by Db Frick

“The State’s Dipping Balls and Breaking Hearts Tour” finished up its 3rd night in NYC at The Palladium in Times Square on October 18th. It was an unforgettable evening which paid tribu…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Oppenheimer: A Cinematic Journey Into The Depths Of Creation & Destruction by Db Frick

Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, is an ambitious and thought-provoking film that delves into the life of renowned physicist Robert Oppenheimer and his pivotal role in developing t…

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Captivating! Intimate! Hilarious! “The Shark Is Broken” Takes A Bite Out Of Broadway  by Db Frick

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars) The Broadway production of “The Shark Is Broken”, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, is a mesmerizing theatrical experience that offers a un…

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Title: A Playful and Thought-Provoking Ride: Barbie (2023) Review by Db Frick

Rating: ★★★★☆ Barbie, the latest film directed by Greta Gerwig, takes a playful and satirical approach to the beloved doll franchise and delivers a surprisingly poignant commentary…

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

BroadwayCon 2023: A Theatrical Extravaganza That Hits Close to Home by Db Frick

As the annual celebration of all things Broadway, BroadwayCon has become a cherished event for theater enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, BroadwayCon returned to the iconic Marrio…

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny: A Masterpiece that Honors the Series’ Legacy by Db Frick

3x As an ardent aficionado of the Indiana Jones franchise, I am overjoyed to share with you my thoughts on the latest installment, “Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny.” Having been …

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Melinda Hughes Takes Over, Dont Tell Mama, With “Hitched” by Db Frick

  Melinda Hughes, a British cabaret act, brought her talents to the New York City stage with an unforgettable performance of her one-woman musical, “Hitched,” at Dont Tell Mama. This sa…

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Quinns Quixotic Quagmire & Laughs At The Lucille Lortel Theater by Db Frick

  PHOTOS BY: MONIQUE CARBONI Colin Quinn has been a New York City mainstay for over 35 years. He’s remembered as far back as the co host and announcer for MTV’s mid nineties trivia show…

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Death Of A Salesman Nov 16th 2022 by Db Frick

Photo D.B Frick   On November 16th 2022 I went to see Arthur Miller’s, “Death of A Salesman” at the Hudson Theater on 44th St. This was my first live Broadway show since I saw Martin…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Loveghost @ Blackrose L.A. by Db Frick

Back in L.A. for the first time in a while as my presence was requested at Blackrose L.A. I couldn’t resist the opportunity at seeing a live musical event. Blackrose LA is a new venue and …

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs Warren’s Profession” Lands At Theater Row by Db Frick

“Mrs Warrens Profession” At Theater Row Through November George Bernard Shaw was a staunch anti-vaxxer. Despite that Shaw’s indelible touch on the modern artistry of comedic writing an…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Take The Opportunity to “Crave” Alexandra Petrullo by Db Frick

Alexandra Performs Her Show, “Crave” Live. Flyer By: Shane Geraghty Like Sinead O’Conner sings in “Nothing Compares to You”, It’s been 18 months since I’ve seen live theatre”…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Zooming In OnTalia Reeses Virtual Life. by Db Frick

  Photo By: Talia Reese The entertainment community on the whole has been hit very hard by recent events. Not all have been hit quite as hard as the world of stand up comedy. Some think it …

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Megan Lohne’s New Play, “Too Solid Flesh”, Takes On A New Format, Zoom Theatre by Db Frick

    Photo credits: Picture: Haley Franke – Photo editing/graphics: Laura Ryan “If you seek escape, entertainment, raw reality and the wit of Shakespeare himself, this is the moment f…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

“Good Talks” With Robin Eve and Donnie Vapor – Strong Island Television – Sundays 8pm by Db Frick

                                                                              Picture : Robin Eve, Donnie Vapor Photo By:                ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Renaissance Man During The Renaissance Of Comedy: Ferris Butler by Db Frick

Ferris is Pictured with Celeste Jennings at The Comic Strip In NYC                     Ferris Butler hails from the mean streets of Brooklyn and is regarded as the George Washingt…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Last Day Of Broadway: Martin McDonagh’s Riveting Dramedy “Hangmen” by Db Frick

While the world falls apart I sip my highly caffeinated coffee and write that piece about Hangmen the new Broadway play. Cavorting at The John Golden theatre on 47th St. and 8th Avenue Hangm…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

10 Foot Rat Cabaret At Under St. Marks by Db Frick

Photography by Gregory Levine – Pictured Producer/Dancer Andrea Palesh I truly believe to understand the heart of a production you must understand the theater the production is in first. S…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Alexandra Silber heads Back to The West End, BroadwayCon 2020 and a love of theatre by Db Frick

Alexandra Silber Brings It To BroadwayCon Audrey and Audrey II Hand Puppet Ursula, Ariel and Eric   Jesus and D.B. Frick (Left to Right) My hearts attachment to the process of theater start…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards