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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

I Love You So Much I Could Die by Tulis McCall

Ms. Pirnot sings 4 or 5 songs, each amplified differently, almost as if they were daring us to doubt our attention to this detail. In between, the stories are told by the text-to-speech gizm…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:56PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Russian Troll Farm by Tulis McCall

Gancher's writing is mesmerizing and brave.  This is gorgeous ensemble, directed with skill and grace.  The result? A production that says, " Put on your Big Person Pants and get over here…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 09:15PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

BROADWAY’S HELL’S KITCHEN ESTABLISHES COMPREHENSIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM by Tulis McCall

a comprehensive Fellowship Program, dedicated to building and strengthening the Broadway employment pipeline by engaging and employing individuals from historically overlooked communities to…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:12PM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Animal Kingdom by Tulis McCall

The brilliance of this piece starts with Ruby Thomas's writing.  She approaches this family much like a zoologist might approach a small rare creature, with a soft glove on one hand and a p…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:56PM

Chita Rivera – A Tribute by Tulis McCall

From a review of Chita Rivera's Café Carlyle show 2017. "Chita Rivera doesn’t just take the stage at Café Carlyle.  She hoists it over her shoulder and walks off with it.  Rivera is a…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:29PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

There’s Still A Little Starch Left – an Overdue Review by Tulis McCall

Somewhere in the flotsam and jetsam of the holiday I forgot to pay special tribute to Lynn Henderson who performed "There's A Little Starch Left" - her new one woman show - in December at Do…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:56PM

Once Upon A Mattress at Encores! by Tulis McCall

Once Upon A Mattress at Encores is a ton and a half of pure joy.  And Sutton Foster is at the center of it, using her crystal voice. lungs of iron, comedic timing.  Foster is a combination…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:28PM
Friday, January 26, 2024

Women on Fire: Fair is Foul by Tulis McCall

There are secrets being spilled here.  These are the stories women tell each other in private.  In this production Chris Henry and Lorna Ventura  have pulled the women and every one of th…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:53PM
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Aristocrats at Irish Repertory Theatre by Tulis McCall

This might sound fussy but watching a play that should give us the musicality of Brian Friel's work, but does not, because the Irish accents are either missing altogether or fleeting at best…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 09:30PM
Monday, January 15, 2024

The Sweet Spot by Tulis McCall

As it is, the story ends much as it began, two old lovers nattering at one another.  Not much to see there.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 05:10PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Marilyn Maye at Birdland by Tulis McCall

Marilyn Maye at Birdland -- Maye is a happy woman.  Genuinely down to the bottom of those cute shoes she is happy.  This is not Pollyanna happy.  This is "I have a right to be happy and I…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:05PM
Friday, December 22, 2023

Rachel Bloom: Death, Let Me Do My Show by Tulis McCall

You could do worse than take a trip with this observant guide. ... We are, like the dogs we own, here to love and serve.  And that is about all the guarantee Bloom can offer.  Not a bad wa…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:08PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

The Life & Times of Michael K at St. Ann’s Warehouse by Tulis McCall

Let me tell you something about puppetry - it is magic.  It is a magic that is often superior to acting because a puppeteer embues an object with life.  So it is life times two.  No fooli…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:47PM

Buena Vista Social Club by Tulis McCall

Buena Vista Social Club, now playing at the Atlantic Theater Company to riotous approval by every audience, is a bout as uplifting a show as you can get. Only one problem - the producers …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:52PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

How To Dance In Ohio by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall So.  Right off the bat you will know that the seven actors featured in “How To Dance In Ohio” who  play autistic teenagers are real life people with autism.  They tell…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:43PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Manahatta by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall “Manahatta”, now at the Public Theater, is a snappy and disturbing play that will make you reconsider Manhattan, whether or not you want to  “Manahatta” in Lenape me…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:38PM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Russ Lorenson: Standard Time: Live In New York at the Triad by Tulis McCall

Every track on this album draws inspiration from composers who themselves have been torchbearers of the classic standards—artists like Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzare…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:30PM
Friday, November 24, 2023

Scene Partners by Tulis McCall

Watching "Scene Partners" by John J. Caswell, Jr. at the Vineyard Theatre felt like an out of body experience.  I was watching something, but I had no idea what it was.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:30PM
Monday, November 20, 2023

Hell’s Kitchen by Tulis McCall

Seems as though there are three sets of people in the world.  The first group knows all about Alicia Keys and has been following her for decades.  The second group wouldn't know her if the…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:23AM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Harmony – A New Musical by Tulis McCall

A pause here to praise these six actors.  They are astonishing in their talent, their enthusiasm and their commitment to every moment they are on stage.  They dance, sing, become puppets, …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:04PM

I Can Get It For You Wholesale by Tulis McCall

We meet Harry as a young man who remembers being robbed of his earnings as a messenger for the rag business.  As an adult, when faced with eviction, Harry steps on the wrong treadmill and n…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:11PM
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Baggage at the Door by Tulis McCall

Aber walks us through a variety of methods she uses to defeat the PTSD that has built up over the past four January episodes and makes her terrified of being seen.  At the same time, being …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 08:00PM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Marilyn Maye at 54 Below by Tulis McCall

Logic tells us Marilyn Maye, at 95, must be on the way down.  But the way she works a room, it feels like up to me.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:36PM

Sesame Street The Musical by Tulis McCall

Big Bird is not part of this musical, but the other mainstay characters more than make up for it.  Cookie Monster eats the set.  The Count counts.  Elmo dances up a storm.  And Bert and …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:12PM
Friday, October 20, 2023

All The Devils Are Here by Tulis McCall

Each character that Page gives us is a marvel of precision, execution and the flame of human spirit that connects us all.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:09PM

Norbert Leo Butz Sings Torch Songs For A Pandemic by Tulis McCall

In this show his musicianship is out in front.  He begins at the piano, gliding through his earlier years.  After a bit he is joined by Nick Blaemire and Ethan Slater on guitar, piano and …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:00PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

DIG by Tulis McCall

as the play concludes Rebeck drops us off in the neighborhood near where the story started.  Where truth was a bargaining chip.  Curiosity was the coinage of the realm.  And possibility w…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 08:30PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

JOB by Tulis McCall

This play is not a walk in the park.  It is a running of the gauntlet.  Both these characters are playing a high stakes game, and because of the combination of writing, direction and perfo…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:00PM
Monday, September 18, 2023

Trippping On Life by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall Let me tell you something about Lin Shaye   This woman has worked.  A lot.  Since 1975 when she had a small role in Hester Street, she has worked steadily in film and te…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 07:30PM
Friday, September 1, 2023

Pay The Writer by Tulis McCall

With a title like "Pay The Writer" you might think that this is a play about just that, or about the  tension between wirters and, well, everyone else.  You would be wrong.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:47PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Let’s Call Her Patty by Tulis McCall

What is so remarkable about "Let's Call Her Patty" at the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center, is that it is unremarkable.  

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:29PM

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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