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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Piaf! The Show (2023 world tour) by Sarah Downs

In this solo concert, Nathalie Lermitte personifies Edith Piaf without doing an impression or imitation.  Rather, Lermotte has internalized the spirit of Piaf’s specialty, the chanson ré…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:10PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Far Country by Sarah Downs

In The Far Country, playwright Lloyd Suh explores how far someone will go, and how far away you will travel, in search of what you hope will be a better life -- and how that voyage can compl…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:14PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

The Patient Gloria by Sarah Downs

In her delightfully irreverent play The Patient Gloria, Gina Moxley takes aim at those preconceptions, joyously dissecting patriarchy with in-your-face abadon.  Brilliant, funny and subervi…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:29PM

Sandra by Sarah Downs

Sandra is a marathon feat of storytelling, following the footsteps of a woman who risks everything in service of a friend, who has apparently disappeared while on a trip to Mexico. As the m…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:45PM
Friday, November 11, 2022

East Side After Dark, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey at the Cafe Carlyle by Sarah Downs

Everything old is new again in East Side After Dark at the Café Carlyle.  In their return engagement at Café Carlyle, cabaret (and husband and wife) team John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molas…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:36AM
Friday, October 28, 2022

Wuthering Heights by Sarah Downs

Wuthering Heights has gotten a makeover at St. Ann's Warehouse in a production that blows across the stage like a tempest on the moors. Imaginative and visually stimulating, with beautiful …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:20PM

Death of a Salesman by Sarah Downs

The more I think about it the more I love this production. It's visually striking, beautifully acted and deeply affecting. Previously to me the play has been more of a jagged little pill, …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:15PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Chekhov’s First Play by Sarah Downs

Funny, complex, startling, engrossing -- Chekhov's First Play in the hands the brilliantly creative minds at Dead Centre, is a whoopee, let your hair down theatrical experience. You must s…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:45PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

F*CK7THGRADE by Sarah Downs

Backed by her childhood band, "The Secrets of the Vatican" (in reality her multi-talented musical director Julie Wolf, and two members of the all-female rock trio "Antigone Rising," Nini Cam…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 05:22PM
Friday, October 14, 2022

La Divina, The last Interview of Maria Callas by Sarah Downs

Shelley Cooper conveys Callas’s innate elegance and theatricality.  She wisely does not attempt to impersonate Callas; rather she delves into La Divina’s soul, embodying the singer in p…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:40PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

1776 by Sarah Downs

Impassioned and well intentioned, this spare production of 1776 benefits from the talents of a strong cast, but eventually suffers from the production’s desire to Get Its Point Across. Yo…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 10:14AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Betty Buckley at Cafe Carlyle by Sarah Downs

The evening had a breezy quality -- a little Sondheim here, some Joni Mitchell there, a touch of Rodgers and Hart, and even a dash of Paul Simon. It is as if Ms. Buckley is rooting around i…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:32PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

This Beautiful Future by Sarah Downs

I am sure I am missing something, but reading the many words of praise for this play, extolling its beauty and otherworldly, paradigm shifting style, I have to wonder if I saw the same show …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:35PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Strings Attached by Sarah Downs

Two cosmologists and particle physicist get on a train… Strings Attached explores the softer side of physics, in its various intersections of thought and emotion, science and faith, r…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:38PM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Bobby Conte at Birdland by Sarah Downs

Bobby Conte is an energy vortex, daring the audience not to be swept away by his charisma and sheer abandon. Supported by a kicking 10 piece band conducted by Pianist and Musical Director ex…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:11PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Karen Mason “30 … and Counting” by Sarah Downs

Denny and Mason are like two halves of one being. In his playing, Denny's mastery of both driving and echoing Mason's performance leaves her free to explore. For her part, elegant in her w…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:58PM
Friday, April 29, 2022

ReView: Celia Berk @ Laurie Beechman Apr 21, 2022 by Sarah Downs

Celia Berk On My Way to You Laurie Beechman Theatre April 21, 2022 – 7PM By Sarah Downs In her show On My Way to You, Ms. Berk serves up an eclectic list of songs, unified in their examina…

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 08:02PM
Saturday, March 19, 2022

ReView: Lane Bradbury @ Pangea Mar 4, 2022 by Sarah Downs

Lane Bradbury Mon Histoire en Chansons Francaises Pangea. March 4, 2022, 7pm By Sarah Downs Lane Bradbury loves everything French. And why not? Renoir, croissants, the Champs Elysées – wh…

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 12:17PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

ReView: Andrea Bell Wolff “Showgirl” @ DTM by Sarah Downs

Andrea Bell Wolff Showgirl Don’t Tell Mama December 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm By Sarah Downs Andrea Bell has a story to tell and boy is it fun.  In her sparkly sequined minidress, Ms. Wolff belt…

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 10:28AM
Sunday, November 28, 2021

ReView: Paulo Szot @ F54B by Sarah Downs

Paulo Szot Una Noche Encantada (An Enchanted Evening) Feinstein’s 54/Below Nov. 24, 2022 Hello young lovers wherever you are.  Paolo Szot is singing your song.  In his show An Una Noche …

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 12:45PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

ReView: Jeff Harnar @ Feinstein’s/54 Below by Sarah Downs

Jeff Harnar I Know Things Now Feinstein’s/54 Below November 10, 2021 Jeff Harnar embodies cabaret.  Svelte, handsome and completely at home in the spotlight he inspires the kind of relaxe…

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 10:48PM
Sunday, October 31, 2021

ReView: Maria Corsaro @ Pangea by Sarah Downs

Maria Corsaro You Taught My Heart to Sing October 16, 2021 Pangea By Sarah Downs Maria Corsaro returns to her first love, singing, in her new cabaret “You Taught My Heart to Sing.”  Bac…

SOURCE: www.cabarethotspot.com at 05:01AM
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Katie McGrath – Friends in Low Places 12/26/20 by Sarah Downs

Friends in Low Places, starring Katie McGrath. By Sarah Downs As the year winds down, and life is on that between Christmas and New Year’s pause, we can take a chance to reflect on the pas…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: JONAH AND OTTO by Sarah Downs

Director Geraldine Hughes has masterfully fine-tuned the work of this pair of enormously talented actors to a razor-sharp attention to detail from the music of the text to the arc of the nar…

SOURCE: New York Theatre Guide at 12:57PM
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Jonah and Otto by Sarah Downs

JONAH AND OTTO is a fascinating piece of writing wherein a simple premise gives rise to refreshing catharsis. On a midsummer evening, in a faded garden by the sea protected by a tumble-down …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:57PM

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