Review – Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

I've seen a few productions of Fiddler on the Roof, but none quite like this. I saw the recent Danny Burstein Broadway production with the controversial emigrant framing method and provocative version of Matchmaker and enjoyed it. But the version currently at Stage 42 here in New York is something very special. It is performed … Continue reading Review – Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

Review – Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show

Broadway theatre owners have long rented out their venues for short term attractions between major bookings.  These can be for special holiday shows (like the Illusionists show I reviewed on November 29).  Last year there was an absolutely terrible Broadway show (Home for the Holidays) that featured "YouTube Personalities" and I reviewed on November 22, … Continue reading Review – Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show

Review – Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway

Do you like Celebrities?  To see them and hear about them?  Then hurry to the Marquis Theatre for the next two Monday evenings. The show Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway would work better in a party or a bar.  Current celebrities (or who are classified as such) read selections from published celebrity autobiographies.  As Rachel Dratch … Continue reading Review – Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway

Review – The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays

For the last several years an enterprising multi-magician group "The Illusionists" have parked for a limited holiday season run on Broadway and then gone out to tour America.  This year it is especially themed to be a Christmas show though the dressing is rather thin and they call this one"Magic of the Holidays."  I've seen … Continue reading Review – The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays

Review – Gettin’ The Band Back Together

Gettin' The Band Back Together is a very funny show, high energy, expertly casted, energetically directed and keeps the audience laughing the entire time.  It lights up the stage of the Belasco and animates the familiar themes of middle age angst, good versus evil, redemption and being true to yourself.  So that is all I … Continue reading Review – Gettin’ The Band Back Together

NYC Restaurant Week Review – Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant

Posting this on a bittersweet day for Chazz.  His show "A Bronx Tale" is closing today after a very healthy run and where he recently stepped in to play the role that he turned from staged monologue to a movie to a Broadway Musical.  Way to go Chazz.  We saw the show early in the … Continue reading NYC Restaurant Week Review – Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant