Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Push Party –- TheaterLab by Jeff Myhre

Push Party is the story of five black women who have gathered to celebrate one of them giving birth. Set in a community room of a Harlem apartment building, the piece is not for the faint of…

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Interview with Joe Cullen, Co-Author of The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria by Jeff Myhre

David Leopold, Claire Fraenkel, Joseph Cullen, Lawrence Boothman, and Sasha Wilson in The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III – King of Bulgaria. Photo by Carol Rosegg.Stagebiz is…

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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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Monday, April 29, 2024

Uncle Vanya: Tragically Funny by Jena Tesse Fox

If Lincoln Center’s revival of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya feels both timely and timeless, we can thank playwright and actress Heidi Schreck for her smart adaptation of the 1898 classic.…

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Patriots: Absolute Power by Jena Tesse Fox

Peter Morgan has written any number of excellent plays, movies and TV series about world leaders, from Richard Nixon to Idi Amin to Queen Elizabeth II. But Patriots, his latest piece directe…

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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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Friday, April 26, 2024

The Great Gatsby: Not So Great by Jena Tesse Fox

We all knew the musical adaptations of The Great Gatsby would be coming as soon as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 book entered the public domain, and the first of what will inevitably be many …

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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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Monday, April 22, 2024

Sally & Tom: History Repeats by Jena Tesse Fox

Sally Hemings is one of the great known-unknowns of American history. We know she existed. We know she bore children to Thomas Jefferson, the man who enslaved her. We know she was likely the…

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Cabaret: So, Life is Disappointing by Jena Tesse Fox

The timing feels very right for a revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s seminal musical Cabaret. It’s only been 10 years since the last Broadway revival of the show but se…

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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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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Doubt: A Timely Parable by Jena Tesse Fox

When John Patrick Shanley wrote Doubt in 2004, it was (allegedly) meant to be a parable, connecting the bombshell 2002 Boston Globe expose of sexual abuse by Catholic priests with the U.S.�…

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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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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Alicia Keys’ HELL’S KITCHEN Musical at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

HELL’S KITCHEN, a new musical at The Public Theater set in New York’s iconic, eclectic Midtown West neighborhood, is a coming-of-age story about a typical teenager dealing with quintesse…

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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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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

DRACULA: A COMEDY OF TERRORS at New World Stages by Cindy Sibilsky

Combine elements of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice with The 39 Steps and Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein, add a quick-witted, fast-paced, farcical script, mix in five phenomenal…

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Monday, October 30, 2023

CHASING HAPPY by Michel Wallerstein Debuts at Theatre Row by Cindy Sibilsky

Ideals like those proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, including “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” may be considered “self-evident” to the Founding Fathers of …

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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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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Public Works THE TEMPEST at The Delacorte Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

  Though hurricanes, the stormy skies and the trail of destruction they bring raged across America at the tail end of summer, all was calm and serene as professional artists and community p…

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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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Friday, August 4, 2023

Cat Kid Comic Club — Lucille Lortel Theatre by Jeff Myhre

Children’s theatre is usually treated as an afterthought (if it is thought of at all), not as important as anything done for adults. Disney has given us some exceptions to this, but few pr…

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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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BAAND Together Dance Festival — Lincoln Center by Jeff Myhre

Summer in New York means, among a lot of other things, free performances in outdoor spaces. At Lincoln Center, Damroch Park, we had the third annual BAAND Together Dance Festival. For five n…

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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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