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Friday, June 21, 2024

Rhonda Ross at Chelsea Table and Stage – One Show Left! by Nicole Itkin

Rhonda Ross, in an evening about the power of thought, tells us that mindset can make heaven into hell or hell into heaven. And I believe it. Take a listen.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:54PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Simpatico by Nicole Itkin

Throughout Sam Shepard's Simpatico, there’s a fascinating sense of all is not well and it’s right there for the actors to grab onto and play with. Indeed, sometimes they do—which is wh…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Karen Akers at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

A lovely evening on love and nostalgia.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:30PM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Winesday the Wine Musical by Nicole Itkin

A sweet little gem: the most earnest show I've seen this year.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:38PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Clown Bar 2 (Yes, the Sequel) by Nicole Itkin

In this one, clowns take over a bar.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:24PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Estrogenius 2024 at UNDER St. Marks by Nicole Itkin

5 plays. 10 minutes each. This is the Estrogenius play festival in Under St. Marks: a tiny, but lovely theater. Here’s a look at the five plays

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:44AM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Burbank at the Wild Project by Nicole Itkin

The story of the 1941 labor strike at Disney; throughout the show, each actor tries to woo us over to their side of the fight, and each is remarkably convincing.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:00PM

Hot Club of Cowtown at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

It's remarkable how talented this band is and how much fun they're having (and have had) as they hit 25 years together as a band.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:38PM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

The Greatest Hits Down Route 66 by Nicole Itkin

A road trip that never quite goes anywhere. A good watch, but underwhelming at its core.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:35PM
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin: In Our Own Words by Nicole Itkin

Wow. A show for the ages. Silly, fun, vulnerable... and silly. Go see it!

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:33PM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio at Birdland -- Give her album a listen when it comes out! It should be a good time: comforting, gentle, warm. Not something that will wake you up, but not something …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:20AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

How to Steal an Election by Nicole Itkin

The 2023 revival of the 1968 musical How to Steal an Election is a romp through history, full of fitting declarations and historical references that feel timely.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:12PM
Monday, August 14, 2023

A Eulogy for Roman by Nicole Itkin

A friend asking for help, and an audience willing to give it: go see A Eulogy for Roman.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:54PM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

As You Will (The Little Shakespeare Festival) at UNDER St. Marks by Nicole Itkin

An improvised night of Shakespeare: an oxymoron, and a great show.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:22PM

Lady Capulet at the Little Shakespeare Festival  by Nicole Itkin

The story before Romeo and Juliet's story, Lady Capulet is a powerful, emotional, and precarious struggle.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:21PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Gracie McGraw “I Will Probably Cry” at Chelsea Table and Stage by Nicole Itkin

“I Will Probably Cry" is Gracie McGraw's stunning debut; a love trek, the show walks us from despair to resoluteness.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:06PM
Monday, July 24, 2023

Carole J. Bufford at Birdland  by Nicole Itkin

"Divine Decadence," is an exploration of ten decades of music, an evening that delves into seeking pleasure and decadence, all the while wrapped in total indulgence. 

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:53PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Miss Maybell and the Jazz Age Artistes at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

A brilliant evening of jazz, with song choices ranging from "the sublime to the ridiculous"-- but always incredibly fun and uplifting.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:10AM
Monday, July 10, 2023

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon X by Nicole Itkin

Amanda Selwyn's curated evening of dance is as peaceful as it is moving, thrumming with energy yet so completely relaxed into its background.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:12PM

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