Review – SpongeBob SquarePants the Broadway Musical

You may recall how distressed I am that as Broadway becomes more tourist dependent it also more closely resembles a theme park attraction where productions are geared to be flashy events that a city visitor must see on their vacation to the Big Apple.  Indeed more than half the current Broadways venues are tied up … Continue reading Review – SpongeBob SquarePants the Broadway Musical

Review – Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika

I saw the original Broadway production of "Angels in America" in the early 90's.  While clearly an important work by a talented playwright at the time I felt it too self-indulgent and wildly unedited as work for the stage.  At the same time it was clearly an important work and I was never bored or … Continue reading Review – Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika

Review – Amy and the Orphans

A new play by Lindsey Ferrentino offers an interesting evening of theater.  It addresses how persons with disabilities (in this case Down Syndrome) were treated back in the 1950's and how many years later siblings try to correct what was casually accepted so many decades ago.  It wisely neither excuses institutionalizing children nor condones it … Continue reading Review – Amy and the Orphans