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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…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:55PM
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…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:35PM
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
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mike Birbiglia – The Old Man & The Pool by Tulis McCall

I realized early on that Mike Birbiglia reminded me of my cousin, Tim.  Tim could start a story about Grammy Gracie making breakfast at midnight to sober up the people playing cards in the …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:25PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

A Christmas Carol by Tulis McCall

In this Christmas tale, Scrooge stand at the very center of lights, sound and action.  It is theatrical magic, and Mays never lets us down for a minute.  He is astonishing in his precision…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:09PM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Kimberly Akimbo by Tulis McCall

The second the curtain went up and the quartet began to sing I relaxed, knowing I was going to hear performances of extremely high quality. Victoria Clark, who walks on water in my opinion, …

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:19PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Where We Belong by Tulis McCall

This is the story of how Sayet has become a magnet for Native American stories and is now a walking compendium of this knowledge.  She is spreading the word as fast as she can.  This is gr…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:14PM

A Man of No Importance by Tulis McCall

"A Man of No Importance" is a musical where you can sit back, relax, and as the saying goes "let them entertain you."

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:00PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Chester Bailey by Tulis McCall

This play is titled Chester Bailey, but it should be titled Philip Cotton. 

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:17PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Gabriel Byrne – Walking With Ghosts by Tulis McCall

"Walking With Ghosts" is a meandering piece that wanders about like a lost child at a carnival.  It samples food and rides and when the parents are not found it settles down and goes to sle…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 04:39PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A Raisin In The Sun by Tulis McCall

I am at a loss here.  I cannot figure out what Robert O’Hara had in mind when directing “Raisin In The Sun” now at the Public Theater.  Something more than what is on the page perhap…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 05:37PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

Marilyn Maye at 54 Below by Tulis McCall

Oh for goodness sake STOP READING THIS NOW. Go to you computer or even your phone (how old school would you like to go???) and make a reservation to see this wonder we call Marilyn Maye (…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:12AM
Sunday, October 16, 2022

Melisa Etheridge – My WIndow – A Journey Through Life by Tulis McCall

Whether you know Etheridge's music or not, this is a performer who will impress the socks off you and then some.  I say go get a ticket or two for this rare and intimate performance.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 09:15PM
Friday, October 14, 2022

The Piano Lesson by Tulis McCall

All in all this production didn’t add up for me.  I remember seeing another production 10 years ago and left there feeling connected, like kin, to this family and its raw magic, shining g…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:38PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

KATHLEEN CHALFANT in SPARE RIB, Oct. 24 … a benefit for Woman’s Reproductive Rights by Tulis McCall

NewYorkRep, will present a special one-night-only benefit reading of Spare Rib, a new play by Winter Miller, Monday, October 24 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Directed by Mia Wa…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:58PM

Opplaud Creates Survey to Help Live Theatre – Available HERE by Tulis McCall

The anonymous survey, developed with input from production companies and venue owners from Manhattan to Upstate, is an attempt to provide the independent theatre community with the data they…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 02:46PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

I’m Revolting by Tulis McCall

In the end, we are left with fragments of a well intended story that do not a story make.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:20AM

Leopoldstadt by Tulis McCall

This is the story of two families living in Vienna, Merz and Jacobovicz, and how, through the magic of the exact right proportions of misfortune, luck, perseverance, and good fortune, this w…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 10:24AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Curtain Up Broadway Festival in Times Square Sept 30 – October 2 by Tulis McCall

Playbill, The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance, and Prudential Financial announce details and talent for Curtain Up Broadway Festival, a three-day outdoor experience in Times Squar…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 01:35PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

KEEN COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 SEASON by Tulis McCall

Kathleen Chalfant in Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking Staged in Intimate Spaces Across New York City, OCT 19–NOV 20 First New York Revival of Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the T…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:17PM
Monday, September 28, 2015

Jennifer Diamond Joins RUTHLESS! by Tulis McCall

Beginning Monday, October 5th, Jennifer Diamond will assume the roles of Louise Lerman and Eve Allabout in RUTHLESS! The Musical at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 12:47PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Vandal by Tulis McCall

An extraordinary evening of theatre. This is a beautifully crafted piece that takes you on a journey and brings you to a place you had NOT planned on going. What a pleasure. A total plea…

SOURCE: Usher Nonsense at 12:44PM

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