Heads up for an upcoming performance of a new short play

Wanted to give you advance notice for one of my new scripts that will be featured in the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival. Dates are tentatively scheduled for February 21-24. Pamela will direct and casting is underway. More details will be announced soon. I would describe this play as my take on George … Continue reading Heads up for an upcoming performance of a new short play

Reviews – DCINY Beethoven Symphony #9

Recently I traveled over to Carnegie Hall to catch the Distinguished Concerts International New York with their orchestra and various chorales performing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.  I love Ode to Joy and thrill to it whenever it is done well and this certainly was.  It was one night only so you … Continue reading Reviews – DCINY Beethoven Symphony #9

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 – My Parsifal Conductor

Plays based on historical figures and events can tend to be dry or preachy.  That is not the case with MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR which opened last night at the West Side YMCA Little Theater.  Happily it is a sprightly concoction of vivid characterizations and engaging examinations of a particularly fascinating moment in music history. Composer … Continue reading Review – My Parsifal Conductor

Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

MCC Theater is ensconced in the Lucille Lortel Theatre this season and has mounted a new play written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue.  While it brings to mind the ground breaking "Vagina Monologues" it has taken the feminist body image advocacy in Eve Ensler's play and thrown in SNL style improv accomplished … Continue reading Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties