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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Monday, July 10, 2023

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s HAMLET at The Delacorte Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

If last year was “The Summer of Richard III,” with numerous productions worldwide and varying portrayals of the “poisonous bunch-backed toad,” including The Public Theater’s Free S…

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny: A Masterpiece that Honors the Series’ Legacy by Db Frick

3x As an ardent aficionado of the Indiana Jones franchise, I am overjoyed to share with you my thoughts on the latest installment, “Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny.” Having been …

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Melinda Hughes Takes Over, Dont Tell Mama, With “Hitched” by Db Frick

  Melinda Hughes, a British cabaret act, brought her talents to the New York City stage with an unforgettable performance of her one-woman musical, “Hitched,” at Dont Tell Mama. This sa…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

shadow/land at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

Americans are bombarded by tragedies every day; mass shootings, police brutality, and natural disasters like fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. People become numbers, and their stories…

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Shucked: A Corny Gem by Jena Tesse Fox

If you had told me a few months ago that I would spend two hours and change laughing hysterically at a cheesy, corny new musical reportedly inspired by the classic TV show Hee-Haw, I would h…

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

New York, New York: Come On, Come Through by Jena Tesse Fox

Sometimes, all the elements for an excellent musical come together and the sparks simply don’t fly. Such is the case with New York, New York, a new musical based on a 1977 romantic movie. …

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Prima Facie: Turning the Tables by Jena Tesse Fox

Madeleine Albright once said that there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. That quote could be at the heart of Prima Facie, a new one-woman play by Suzie Mill…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Dancin’: Celebrating an Art Form by Jena Tesse Fox

Bob Fosse developed the musical Dancin’ as both a tribute to and a departure from his signature choreographic style. The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1978, was conceived as a celeb…

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Plays for the Plague Year: Art and Catharsis by Jena Tesse Fox

There is something powerfully cathartic about art created out of trauma, especially when that art reminds us that we aren’t alone in our pain. In Plays for the Plague Year, which opened la…

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

Bad Cinderella — Campy, But Not Classic by Jena Tesse Fox

Yet again, Andrew Lloyd Webber has created a musical with a titular protagonist rejected by mainstream society for not meeting popular beauty standards—but unlike The Phantom of the Opera,…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

“The Harder They Come” — The Public Theater by Jeff Myhre

The Public Theater presents this stage version of the 1972 film by the same name. It was the first Jamaican feature film, just a decade after independence, and the first film that exposed a …

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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