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Monday, April 29, 2024


Feeling blue?  Down in the dumps?  Have your tickle bones not been tickled lately?  The extremely talented and wonderfully funny Cole Escola as Mary Todd Lincoln and company might just be…

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Friday, April 26, 2024


As we bid a not so fond farewell to the most recent Broadway season with this car wreck of a musical THE GREAT GATSBY we ask ourselves why?  Why import a mediocre musical from New Jersey’…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024


    London, Elizabethan England, 1601 For some, forsooth, I am merely a vagabond – a worthless novelty.  I have been accused of wasting my time and the time of others – attempting to …

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

LEMPICKA – the unseen musical by Oscar E Moore

This a short somewhat strange take of a new and original musical titled LEMPICKA – not a review – that I had cancelled by the PR folks shortly before I was ready to head out to see it as…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 01:12PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

SIMI FARKEL HOLMES PRIVATE EYE – a cautionary tale by Oscar E Moore

In the land of anything can happen, which could be just about anywhere these days, we begin. Sunlight had started to disappear.  A dullness at first.  Then grayness.  Then little or no li…

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Friday, March 15, 2024

IBSEN’S GHOST – a disappointing drag PRIMARY STAGES by Oscar E Moore

To be perfectly clear this is not GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen.  This is Ibsen’s Ghost by Charles Busch infamous Queen of drag who can sometimes, most times be a riot on stage in his many portr…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 12:18PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024


I have a cousin.  She’s a mosquito.  I am a fly.  A reincarnated fly.  Oh, the stories I could tell – this being one of them… Matthew by name.   Our families somehow, somewhere h…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 01:06PM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

THE AUDITION by Oscar E Moore

So what!  So I haven’t got any professional experience.  Just loads of school stuff.  Starring roles, by the way.  I keep telling myself over and over it doesn’t matter.  It doesn�…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 11:12AM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

‘TIS THE SEASON by Oscar E Moore

There have been many a Christmas tree in my life.  Even a Hanukkah Bush.  But few were chosen.  And so, I take this time to reflect.  A very personal view. From the ridiculous – does a…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 10:48AM
Friday, August 18, 2023

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – or how JAWS was almost not made – sort of by Oscar E Moore

Disclaimer #1 I never saw JAWS the movie nor did I ever want to.  Disclaimer # 2 I read the script the night before I saw the production at The John Golden Theater on West 45th Street.  No…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 01:19PM
Friday, July 28, 2023

THE COTTAGE – at long last Broadway by Oscar E Moore

An overwrought, disappointing production.  Hardly worth all the effort that the participants are so forcefully putting forth to be quaint, amusing, sexy and unbelievably outrageous.  Unfor…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 11:33AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

New York, New York – a beautifully cobbled together newish musical by Oscar E Moore

Thank you Susan Stroman!  Thank you for keeping alive the musical theater traditions so dear to many.  For your dedication and artistic vision.  Your creativity.  For your honesty and fo…

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Friday, April 21, 2023

SHUCKED a new musical comedy – from Hellzapoppin! to Cornzapoppin! by Oscar E Moore

Go-o-o-ollee!  It’s been said that “laughter is the best medicine” – that is, second only to corn whiskey.  So perhaps it is, in such a lackluster theatrical season we get SHUCKED.…

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Monday, April 17, 2023

CAMELOT – Powerful, brave and moving. Seriously entertaining. Go. by Oscar E Moore

  In this impressive revival/revisal of Lerner & Loewe’s melodious and witty musical first produced in 1960, based on T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, director Bartlett Sher a…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

BAD CINDERELLA – a screw-ball, frantic, nonsensical, compound fractured fairy tale production led by producer NO GUARANTEES – says it all by Oscar E Moore

  Poor Cyndi!  Forced to being an outcast ‘cuz she doesn’t conform to the standards set forth in Belleville where “beauty is a duty” – just one of the not-so-nifty lyrics of Davi…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

A DOLL’S HOUSE – scenes from a marriage 1879/2023 by Oscar E Moore

Be prepared.  Jessica Chastain is spectacular as Nora Helmer.  As she sits seemingly spellbound in a chair on a bare stage, dressed in dark blue, alone with her striking profile and red ha…

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Monday, March 6, 2023

FALL RIVER FISHING – BEDLAM: POST MORTEM – So she dated an axe murderer by Oscar E Moore

This won’t take long.  Much shorter than the two act, two hour and forty minute excruciating exercise on view at The Connelly Theatre on East 4th Street co-authored by Zuzanna Szadkowski …

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Friday, February 17, 2023

PICTURES FROM HOME – nothing to write home about by Oscar E Moore

Never leave dirty dishes in the sink.  Always make your bed.  And if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t!  But certain rules are made to be broken.  Right?  So here goes. PI…

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

SOME LIKE IT HOT by Oscar E Moore

This new musical adaptation of the classic Billy Wilder 1959 comedy starring Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe should be herewith subtitled – Thoroughly Modern Daphne or How Jerry…

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Friday, April 29, 2022

FUNNY GIRL – a mediocre, cut and paste patchwork quilt revisal by Oscar E Moore

For this we waited 58 years to see back on Broadway?!  Summer Stock is alive and faltering at the August Wilson Theatre where this extremely disappointing revisal of FUNNY GIRL has recently…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

PLAZA SUITE: BITTERSWEET AND SOUR – hold the anchovies by Oscar E Moore

There is a good reason why Neil Simon was known as The King of Comedy.  And one prime example is on view at the resplendent Hudson Theatre where a slew of his theatrical posters – plays a…

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Monday, March 21, 2022


As in Bernadette Peters who starred as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 at the Booth Theatre.  We shared the same vocal coach.  I remember arriving at James Gregory’s studio…

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Friday, February 18, 2022

THE MUSIC MAN – As fresh and as sweet as new mown hay by Oscar E Moore

I’d like to propose a toast!  To celebrate!  Here’s to the entire cast, from superstars Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster to ensemble players to understudies; to all those backstage hel…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

COMPANY – reinterpreted revival revisited – a mixed bag of tricks by Oscar E Moore

2021 is the year of SONDHEIM.  Broadway: COMPANY.  Off B’way: ASSASINS.  Film: WEST SIDE STORY.  And his untimely, sudden, unfortunate death. Flashback to 1970.  After an extremely su…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

MRS. DOUBTFIRE – marriage on the rocks: musical-comedy style by Oscar E Moore

Bringing the 1993 beloved film to Broadway now starring an equally incandescent Rob McClure as an out of work actor, facing divorce who loves his three kids so much that he manages to become…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

NIX on SIX – the kvetching wives of Windsor by Oscar E Moore

I wondered while watching this quite expensive extravaganza if those ten year old boys sitting on their make-me-higher cushions in the audience were wondering “what do I make of all this f…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 11:36AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET – a missed opportunity by Oscar E Moore

Seriously?!  At the DR2 Theatre this “new musical in the making” is more like an amateur Fringe Festival workshop production.  And in need of a doctor suffering from a weak plot and fo…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 10:36AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

LACKAWANNA BLUES – extended through November 7th – make every effort to see it by Oscar E Moore

Was there anyone in your past who was instrumental in guiding you through your youth, teaching you how to treat others with respect and dignity and at the same time expecting you to be treat…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – Hope and heartbreak with a double dose of Dylan by Oscar E Moore

A somber, melancholy atmosphere is set as one enters the Belasco Theatre by the shadowy lighting and vacant musical instruments on a bare stage as the actors slowly enter to tell their stori…

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits – Guess who’s coming to the funeral by Oscar E Moore

Oh what a relief it is!  Laughing out loud with a packed house on Broadway!  And at a funeral no less! The dearly departed in question is Bernard Jenkins (unseen until his casket is rolled…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

PERSUASION – BEDLAM at the Connelly by Oscar E Moore

Love won.  Love lost.  Love regained.  In short, the main plot of PERSUASION.  This exceedingly well put together, charming, theatrical, humorous, anachronistic, engaging bare bones prod…

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