All stories by Margret Echeverria on BroadwayStars

Monday, January 15, 2024

Prayer for the French Republic by Margret Echeverria

Patrick tells us of his grandparents - cousins - who miraculously survived as Jews in Paris through the entire war (cousins married all the time back then).  Irma (Nancy Robinette) and Adol…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 05:15PM
Sunday, January 7, 2024

Bill Charlap Trio at SMOKE by Margret Echeverria

I love the playful style in “What is This Thing Called Love,” as all three musicians awakened us out of our January doldrums with their unexpected percussive opening.  It is sexy, as if…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:46PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

FRIDGID New York Closing Doors on Their Residency at The Kraine Theater by Margret Echeverria

Gather ‘round, Children and let me tell you of a time when one could live in New York City, work part time, develop art, present it and sell it.  All this could happen while paying rent a…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:34PM
Sunday, December 17, 2023

Night of the Iguana at Pershing Square by Margret Echeverria

In "Night of the Iguana" at Pershing Square presented by La Femme Theatre Productions and directed by Emily Mann, the only creatures with a high stakes awareness of a trapped existence are t…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:26PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

When Jesus Divorced Me by Margret Echeverria

The proposal was gauche, the marriage quickly followed, the penguin who attended the wedding was fantastic and the divorce comes before the top tier of the cake is even cold in the freezer.�…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:07AM
Friday, October 20, 2023

Down the Road by Margret Echeverria

The staging puts sex and violence in our laps.  Iris and Dan have sweet heat in the beginning.   My gut twists with empathy as Iris abandons her prescribed vigilance and identifies with t…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:25PM

Purlie Victorious by Margret Echeverria

by Margret Echeverria Many of us have been stuck in guilt over the racial divide in this nation for too long healing nothing.  Healing requires action.  Jonathan Crory, Artistic Director o…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:12PM
Monday, September 18, 2023

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Margret Echeverria

Lucy (Jordan Boatman) the woman for whom all the trouble is made, is Helen of Troy gorgeous.  With heaving bossom, she is such a master of physical comedy that we and all the "men" on the s…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 09:30PM
Friday, September 1, 2023

Click by Margret Echeverria

There's a mimicry scene between Ohashi and Peyman that is quite chilling.  Clare may harden in this chill or she might just be surrendering to madness.  I honestly don't know as we are lef…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:56PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

9/10 by Margret Echeverria

We witness unexpected acts of kindness like Scott heating up Sahar's couscous in the kitchen even though Sahar has been chatting forever and not doing a lick of work.  Prakash speaks her fu…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:45PM
Saturday, August 19, 2023

What Else Is True? by Margret Echeverria

The show is refreshingly written and acted so honestly that it might be too painful if it weren't so often very funny.  What is further genius is that parts of the show are not written at a…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 10:29AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Vermont by Margret Echeverria

Vermont starts with a naked happy sweet-faced boy running into the kitchen first thing in the morning.  Free, white and in his 20's, Paul (Rob Riordan) stretches his body upwards to reach f…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:29AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

THE GREAT GATSBY – THE IMMERSIVE SHOW by Margret Echeverria

Onto the dance floor steps Nick Caraway, Rob Brinkmann, who looks and behaves as if he just tumbled out of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s world.  Brinkmann speaks in a humble midwestern manner wh…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 10:20AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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