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Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: Owen and Mzee The Musical by Elyse Trevers

A charming one-hour children’s show, Owen and Mzee The Musical teaches children that creatures can get along despite their differences. Based upon a true story, the musical by Michelle El…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review: Farinelli and The King by Elyse Trevers

The King is having a bad day; he can’t catch a goldfish in a glass bowl.  King Philippe V of Spain has a “brain inflammation” and appears to be going mad.  In Farinelli and The King,…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Review: Meteor Shower by Elyse Trevers

It takes effort to make a marriage work — sometimes even self-help tapes, movies and therapy sessions.  Corky (Amy Schumer) and Norm (Jeremy Shamos) have been at it for years. Yet the…

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Review: The Children by Elyse Trevers

Lucy Kirkwood’s award-winning play The Children, a disturbing tale about nuclear power that mirrors real events, is troubling from the onset. The frame around the stage is tilted and R…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: Torch Song by Elyse Trevers

Arnold Beckoff is quite a character.  With his drag queen regalia, his verbal affectations and his quick wit, he is unforgettable. Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein is his story told in th…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: The Band’s Visit by Elyse Trevers

Everyday comes depressing news from the Mideast.  And now, finally, some pleasant news! A troupe of Egyptian musicians gets lost in Israel and is warmly welcomed by townspeople living in th…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Junk by Elyse Trevers

Unless you are a math whiz or a business major, you may be bewildered by the financial concepts that are the underpinnings of Junk, the new play at Lincoln Center by Pulitzer-winning playwr…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: This One’s For The Girls by Elyse Trevers

What songs make up the soundtrack of your life?  Do the hit songs of the last century reflect the moods of the times and attitude towards women? That was the question writer Dorothy Marcic …

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: The Honeymooners by Elyse Trevers

For those who were weaned on Jackie Gleason’s sitcom The Honeymooners, there’s cause to rejoice. There’s a new musical based upon the 1950s classic characters, directed by award-winni…

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