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Friday, July 28, 2023

Just For Us by Tulis McCall

OK THIS goes on my FAVORITES list. When Edelman drops us off at the final bus stop you realize we have doubled back around to the beginning.  He leaves us where he found us, except we are t…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground by Tulis McCall

One person shows that are biographical are always a bid dodgy. For one thing, the author has to come up with a reason for the character onstage to be talking at all - because the character i…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:26PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Days Of Wine and Roses by Tulis McCall

Watching O’Hara and D’Arcy James in "Days of Wine And Roses" is both thrilling and exhausting.  These two thoroughbreds navigate this difficult and overwritten score with grace and self…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:25PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Tickets for New York, NewYork on SALE thru January 14, 2024 by Tulis McCall

... a new block of tickets for the nine-time Tony Award nominated new musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, are now available for performances through Sunday, January 14, 2024

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:44PM

Primary Trust by Tulis McCall

There are several ways for a man to deal with a childhood trauma. He might seek out psychotherapy. He could delve into meditation. Or, if he is Kenneth, the central character in Eboni Booth�…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:01AM
Saturday, May 13, 2023

PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME PROGRAM RELAUNCH by Tulis McCall

CONTACT: DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA Sarah Rebell, [email protected], (212) 398-9366  CONCORD THEATRICALS AND THE DRAMATISTS GUILD RELAUNCH PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME PROGRAM  REMOVING …

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Friday, April 28, 2023

2023 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATIONS by Tulis McCall

2023 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATIONS BROADWAY OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BROADWAY SHOW   Steven Hoggett, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot Susan…

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2023 Drama Desk Nominations by Tulis McCall

2023 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS Outstanding Play A Case for the Existence of God, by Samuel D. Hunter, Signature Theatre Fat Ham, by James Ijames, The Public Theater and National Black Theatre L…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:48PM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

New York, New York by Tulis McCall

Theatre is a temple.  We go there to open our hearts and let them be touched by someone or something unexpected.  We willingly place ourselves in a seat and hope for the best.  With "New …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:54AM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Goodnight, Oscar by Tulis McCall

This is a hodge-podge of disappointing writing and direction.  Levant is a person I saw on many a movie screen - THAT guy I cared about. This Levant - not so much.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:10PM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Tulis McCall

Everybody performed with grace and commitment.  For whatever reason I did not feel much more than interested.  This, as I have said many times, is part of the magic of the arts and particu…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:36PM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

Plays for the Plague Year by Tulis McCall

Today's catastrophe becomes yesterday's property in an instant. We are bombarded with information that most of us neither need nor want with the result that what should be remembered and hel…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:29PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

White Girl In Danger by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall I don’t know where to begin. More than once duing the performance of “White Girl In Danger” by Michael R. Jackson my guest and I looked at one another and said, “What…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:33PM
Friday, April 14, 2023

Camelot by Tulis McCall

This production is "Camelot Light" which is too bad because at its core it is a universal tale of how hope can become calamity and still not surrender.  It is a noble tale that deserves a n…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:55AM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro at Café Carlyle – Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret by Tulis McCall

There is something to be said for two guys - Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro - aided in no small part by their musical director Henry Koperski - having fun.  Just plain fun.  Serious fun. And…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:00PM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

The Marvelous Marilyn Maye at Carnegie Hall by Tulis McCall

At 95, Maye is an explosion of joy tempered with a touch of sarcasm and voice that is like velvet and knows where to lead us.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:10PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY by Tulis McCall

It's not that I feel precious about original scripts.  I recently saw "A Doll's House" and thought Amy Herzog did a masterful job of doing just enough to mold the script into a new incarnat…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:27PM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Drinking In America by Tulis McCall

The human elements of alcoholism and its control of life can be harsh, and many of us have experienced interactions with those who abuse. Man breaks into an angry rant about society in Ameri…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

A Doll’s House by Tulis McCall

When Nora finally stands up on her own two feet, when she gives the final final, it feels as if we have all ben given permission to breathe, and, if we choose, permission to walk out into th…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:57PM

The Harder They Come by Tulis McCall

So yes - if you want your spirits lifted by music and a band of mighty performers - get thee to this show.  The story may be sad but somehow you will se through it to the glory.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:35AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

How To Defend Yourself by Tulis McCall

The production is directed by three people: Liliana Padilla, Rachel Chavkin and Steph Paul.  Their separate contributions are never made clear.  What was made clear in the program was th…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:07PM
Friday, March 10, 2023

Becomes A Woman by Tulis McCall

Smith knew 90 years ago that one should not mess with a woman whose mind has been made up. In the middle of the Depression, with nothing to her name and only her brain and daring to guide he…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:15PM
Friday, February 10, 2023

Pictures From Home by Tulis McCall

I congratulate those people who could look past the tepid writing and direction.   They got something out of this play and thought of their own parents’ journeys.  I am not so patient.�…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:53PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

LUCY by Tulis McCall

By David Walters There’s a wonderful modern apartment set on the stage at the Audible Theater for the play Lucy. Modern whites and shades of gray, a little blonde wood and some chrome on t…

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

John-Andrew Morrison at 54 Below – TONIGHT FEBRUARY 4 by Tulis McCall

Morrison's selection of songs covers everyone from Taylor Swift (Snow On The Beach)to Stephen Sondheim (Losing My Mind) to Lizzo (Soulmate) to Harry Warren and Al Dublin (I Only Have Eyes fo…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Colin Quinn: Small Talk by Tulis McCall

With "Small Talk," there is no obvious trajectory as there was in Quinn's previous shows Perhaps it is because the very notion of small talk becomes like a snake eating its own tail.  Sm…

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Merrily We Roll Along by Tulis McCall

Mendez is a standout for so many reasons - mainly because although this story is featured as being about Frank and Charlie, it is Mary who provides the catalyst, the spark.  She keeps the t…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:12PM
Monday, January 2, 2023

Marilyn Maye at Birdland – A New Year’s Extravaganza! by Tulis McCall

 Listening to Maye you are obliged to open your heart and let the sun shine in.  She has been crafting these songs for more than 70 years.  Her performance is so dazzling that, when the s…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:45PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Ohio State Murders by Tulis McCall

This is a story executed in exquisite detail and delicacy that pierces you like a scalpel. It is the story of Suzanne Alexander, a student and unwed mother, caught in the racism of the 1950'…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:40PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Becky Nurse of Salem by Tulis McCall

Here's the thing about Deirdre O'Connell: she commits to every role she plays with such ferocity that you buy into whatever it is she is selling.  She could be doing a play about automatic …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 06:28PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A Beautiful Noise by Tulis McCall

Seems as though most of Diamond's songs are biographical ad universal at the same time.  Hearing them again makes us remember that theses songs are woven into the fabric of our lives - begi…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:18PM

All that Chat

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