Friday, April 29, 2022

FUNNY GIRL – a mediocre, cut and paste patchwork quilt revisal by Oscar E Moore

For this we waited 58 years to see back on Broadway?!  Summer Stock is alive and faltering at the August Wilson Theatre where this extremely disappointing revisal of FUNNY GIRL has recently…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

PLAZA SUITE: BITTERSWEET AND SOUR – hold the anchovies by Oscar E Moore

There is a good reason why Neil Simon was known as The King of Comedy.  And one prime example is on view at the resplendent Hudson Theatre where a slew of his theatrical posters – plays a…

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Monday, March 21, 2022


As in Bernadette Peters who starred as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 at the Booth Theatre.  We shared the same vocal coach.  I remember arriving at James Gregory’s studio…

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Friday, February 18, 2022

THE MUSIC MAN – As fresh and as sweet as new mown hay by Oscar E Moore

I’d like to propose a toast!  To celebrate!  Here’s to the entire cast, from superstars Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster to ensemble players to understudies; to all those backstage hel…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

COMPANY – reinterpreted revival revisited – a mixed bag of tricks by Oscar E Moore

2021 is the year of SONDHEIM.  Broadway: COMPANY.  Off B’way: ASSASINS.  Film: WEST SIDE STORY.  And his untimely, sudden, unfortunate death. Flashback to 1970.  After an extremely su…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

MRS. DOUBTFIRE – marriage on the rocks: musical-comedy style by Oscar E Moore

Bringing the 1993 beloved film to Broadway now starring an equally incandescent Rob McClure as an out of work actor, facing divorce who loves his three kids so much that he manages to become…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

NIX on SIX – the kvetching wives of Windsor by Oscar E Moore

I wondered while watching this quite expensive extravaganza if those ten year old boys sitting on their make-me-higher cushions in the audience were wondering “what do I make of all this f…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET – a missed opportunity by Oscar E Moore

Seriously?!  At the DR2 Theatre this “new musical in the making” is more like an amateur Fringe Festival workshop production.  And in need of a doctor suffering from a weak plot and fo…

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

LACKAWANNA BLUES – extended through November 7th – make every effort to see it by Oscar E Moore

Was there anyone in your past who was instrumental in guiding you through your youth, teaching you how to treat others with respect and dignity and at the same time expecting you to be treat…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – Hope and heartbreak with a double dose of Dylan by Oscar E Moore

A somber, melancholy atmosphere is set as one enters the Belasco Theatre by the shadowy lighting and vacant musical instruments on a bare stage as the actors slowly enter to tell their stori…

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits – Guess who’s coming to the funeral by Oscar E Moore

Oh what a relief it is!  Laughing out loud with a packed house on Broadway!  And at a funeral no less! The dearly departed in question is Bernard Jenkins (unseen until his casket is rolled…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

PERSUASION – BEDLAM at the Connelly by Oscar E Moore

Love won.  Love lost.  Love regained.  In short, the main plot of PERSUASION.  This exceedingly well put together, charming, theatrical, humorous, anachronistic, engaging bare bones prod…

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

PASS OVER – reopens on Broadway – Proceed with caution by Oscar E Moore

Going to see this production at the August Wilson Theatre on September 11 – a day of remembrance was eerily strange.  It was a beautiful day.  PASS OVER was to be my first show since my …

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Monday, July 12, 2021

The lesson for today is RESTORATION by Oscar E Moore

Welcome to THE TWILIGHT ZOOM.  In this time travel panel experiment we meet its leader Mrs. Malaprop and her guests Dr. Faustus, Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Ruth as they discuss the…

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

JAYNE MANSFIELD – the girl couldn’t help it by Eve Golden by Oscar E Moore

Fads come and go.  Flavors of the month come and go.  As do hairdos and hemlines and bust sizes.  But the infamous, legendary Jayne Mansfield still fascinates.  After all, she didn’t a…

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

VITAGRAPH – The birth of the moving picture industry – meticulously researched by Andrew A. Erish by Oscar E Moore

VITAGRAPH, may call to mind but should never be confused with Lucy Ricardo’s VITAMEATAVEGAMIN TV commercial.  Nor should it be mistaken for VITAPHONE, a sound system or BIOGRAPH, a rival …

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Monday, April 5, 2021

DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD – Advice from the Royal Beyond by Oscar E Moore

Life lessons from the six wives of the infamous tyrant Henry VIII take center stage to vent their long held suppressed anger in this “unofficial survival guide for fans of the musical SIX…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

AT LONG LAST “LOVING” Nini & Treadwell by Oscar E Moore

It is the creation of Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, a married couple who spent the past two decades of their life scouring every flea market, estate sale, and online auction for these photog…

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Friday, August 21, 2020


As the shutdown of Broadway – and all live theatre – continues due to the devastating effects of Covid-19 with no immediate date to reopen and the world is in disarray over that deplorab…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CHAPLIN – new documentary sheds light on gypsy roots by Oscar E Moore

WORKHOUSE ( one of the country’s leading public relations and integrated creative firms, today announced that it has been selected as the Agency of Record for CHARLIE CHA…

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Friday, April 24, 2020


April 19, 2020 11:48pm PT by Scott Feinberg ‘Sunset Blvd.’ Turns 70: Nancy Olson on Wilder, Holden and Why She Walked Away From Stardom The 91-year-old, who was Osc…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020


OPINION Before Coronavirus, Theater Was My Salvation. Where Do I Turn Now? The live-streamed performances and online group chats have been useful, but I miss the joy that comes with being in…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

FOLIES BERGERE – 1935 musical an unexpected delight! by Oscar E Moore

Starring Maurice Chevalier, Ann Southern & Merle Oberon

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Sunday, March 22, 2020


As performed by Zach Timson  

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Saturday, February 29, 2020


The torch has been passed.  WEST SIDE STORY will never be the same.  The JETS and the SHARKS have evolved in this daring, audacious, re-imagined, multiracial, up-to-date, timeless, violent…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

A SOLDIER’S PLAY – the madness of racism in America by Oscar E Moore

  At 80 years of age, playwright Charles Fuller is finally seeing his 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning drama A SOLDIER’S PLAY on Broadway.  At the American Airlines Theatre – a Roundabout T…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

GRAND HORIZONS – Divorce Sit-Com Style by Oscar E Moore

The more I think of this newest offering by playwright Bess Wohl at 2nd Stage – The Helen Hayes Theater – the less I like it.  The underlying themes are easy enough to digest but the pr…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

ROMEO & BERNADETTE – Delightful! Shakespeare and gangsters like you have never seen by Oscar E Moore

Imagine Romeo (a spectacular Nikita Burshteyn) if you will (as in William Shakespeare) finding himself in 1960’s Brooklyn chasing a girl he believes to be his beloved Juliet.  Actually th…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON – Laura Linney remembers by Oscar E Moore

  O ye of little patience.  Ye who do not appreciate the written words of Rona Munro who has adapted Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 bestseller My Name is Lucy Barton featuring two extremely com…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

SING STREET – Beyond the sea Off-Broadway at NYTW by Oscar E Moore

Were they just lazy or simply in a rush to adapt John Carney’s 2016 motion picture “Sing Street” into a stage musical that has just floated into the New York Theatre Workshop on East 4…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

JAGGED LITTLE PILL – a new hybrid musical beset with problems by Oscar E Moore

You think you’ve got problems?  Meet the Healys in what is billed as “our new musical” – a hybrid of songs written by Alanis Morissette from her skyrocketing 1995 album of angst and…

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