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Monday, February 17, 2020

Review: Grand Horizons by Elyse Trevers

Even seemingly well-adjusted families can be messy. In the new play “Grand Horizons,” by Bess Wohl (“Small Mouths,” “Make Believe,”) a retired librarian, Nancy (the wonderful Jan…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review: Romeo and Bernadette by Elyse Trevers

Romeo lives! At the end of the famous tragedy by Shakespeare, the young hero drinks poison and dies, but in “Romeo and Bernadette,“ the original Off-Broadway musical, an Amas Musical Th…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A slate of great kids entertainment coming to Madison Square Garden by Elyse Trevers

  A simple railroad or subway ride leads you right to Madison Square Garden for top-notch children’s entertainment. Shows are varied with appeal to youngsters and, often, even their paren…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Review: The Thin Place by Elyse Trevers

I am intrigued by mentalists and mediums and always excited about a play that uses spiritualism as its theme. Even more so when the playwright is Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, and H…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Review: Seared by Elyse Trevers

It opens in a whirlwind of activity. The chef chops, minces, slices and dices, rushing between stove and counter. He throws in spices, tastes, then adds sauces, all to the jazz playing in th…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Review: Slava’s Snowshow by Elyse Trevers

It’s easy to understand why some people suffer from Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) especially when their clown faces are hidden under greasepaint, false noses and perpetually dour expressio…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Review: The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei by Elyse Trevers

Ironically, Tennessee Williams, a gay playwright, wrote some of the most iconic roles for women in theater. He created parts such as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Maggie in A Cat on A…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Review: Cyrano by Elyse Trevers

Is there life after Game of Thrones?  At the end of the popular long-running HBO mega-series, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was named the Hand of the King to Bran.  Then the show ended, so where…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Little Shop of Horrors by Elyse Trevers

Long before puppets became common in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, (“Avenue Q,” “Hand of God,” “King Kong”) there was Audrey II, the star of “Little Shop of Horrors.” In a…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: The Pout-Pout Fish by Elyse Trevers

Want to keep your kids away from screens?  Take them to the theater; it’s never too early! Often the best introduction the theater is something familiar, a show based upon a favorite book…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Fern Hill by Elyse Trevers

Some plays are age specific and attract a certain demographic. “Fern Hill,” written by actor-playwright Michael Tucker (L.A. Law,) deals with three couples who are long-time friends. The…

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Review: Tech Support by Elyse Trevers

Writers have long been fascinated with time travel. Characters go back in time to try to change things (“Back To The Future.”) and sometimes even meet famous people. Sometimes they go fo…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Review: Bat Out Of Hell The Musical by Elyse Trevers

Good quality ice cream doesn’t need a lot of stuff – whipped cream, sprinkles, syrup and a cherry on top. Just enjoy the pure flavor of chocolate or vanilla. The same can be said of Broa…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

#DateMe: An OK Cupid Experiment by Elyse Trevers

Despite being married, I am familiar with online dating sites. I’ve helped one single friend scroll through her options, another create profiles (she fibbed about her age,) and a third alp…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: Black Hole Wedding by Elyse Trevers

Usually it takes a lot of money, time and practice to present a new full-length musical, yet between July 8 and August 30, New York Musical Festival will offer 30 new full-length musicals. S…

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Review: Not Even The Good Things by Elyse Trevers

After seeing “Not Even the Good Things,” we left Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre filled with questions. Who was the little girl? Why was Bill the only one who could see her? Why did Bill …

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Review – Tony Stone by Elyse Trevers

Times have changed. Or have they? Yesterday was a day filled with special events featuring female sports figures. On TV Wimbledon featured the women’s semi-finals from London. In New York,…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Review: Kate Hamill’s “Little Women” by Elyse Trevers

Playwright -actress Kate Hamill did such a creative job with her campy adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” using men to play women’s roles that I eagerly anticipated her version of “…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: Octet by Elyse Trevers

My friend recently posted on Facebook, “I love/hate being addicted to my phone.” Dave Malloy’s beautiful new musical “Octet,” at The Pershing Square Signature Center might provide …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Review: Public Servant by Elyse Trevers

“I hate politicians!” Miriam emphatically announces as she struggles to negotiate government bureaucracy. All around me in Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre, audience members quietly nodde…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Happy Talk by Elyse Trevers

Although not a particularly good actress, Lorraine is always playing a part. Fortunately for the audience, Lorraine is portrayed by a particularly good actress, Susan Sarandon. In his new pl…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” / Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” by Elyse Trevers

Classic plays have universal themes and meaningful dialogue. Often the challenge for modern directors is how to mount the plays creatively and who to cast in iconic roles. William Shakespear…

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Review – Gary : A Sequel To Titus Andronicus by Elyse Trevers

Before there were the gory massacres and rapes of GOT, there was “Titus Andronicus,” one of Shakespeare’s first tragedies. A revenge play, it was one of his most violent works ,and in …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma by Elyse Trevers

Who would have ever thought the words ‘dark’ and ‘sexual’ would ever apply to the 1943 classic musical Oklahoma?  Without considerable changes to the script or the music, direct…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Review: The Cradle Will Rock by Elyse Trevers

The original production of the 1937 play with music, “The Cradle Will Rock” by Marc Blitzstein was almost as significant as the show itself. The play, which was funded under the WPA’s …

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Review: Superhero by Elyse Trevers

“We don’t need another hero,” sang Tina Turner. Well, maybe we don’t really need another musical about superheroes either. The short-lived Off-Broadway musical “Superhero,” with …

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Review: Chick Flick by Elyse Trevers

Four women gather to drink wine and share confidences.  Meeting periodically, they share share films, personal triumphs and heartbreak.  Although women are independent and strong, they wil…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Review: Merrily We Roll Along by Elyse Trevers

For some of us fans, Stephen Sondheim can do no wrong. However, that is not to say all of his musicals have been winners. “Merrily We Roll Along” has always been described as a ‘proble…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: Nassim by Elyse Trevers

Rotating casts with guest performers have become common in Off-Broadway theater.  Sometimes, actors appear for only few weeks, other times they stay for months and often appear in front of …

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Review: “Clueless, The Musical” by Elyse Trevers

Some movies are better left on the screen. However, that doesn’t stop producers from trying to make shows out of them.  Based upon her 1995 movie “Clueless”, Amy Heckerling has create…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: Lifespan of A Fact by Elyse Trevers

People believe anything they see, in reputable publications and even on Wikipedia. They accept every number, name and fact as truth.  This places a great deal of responsibility on the media…

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