Theatre

Mozart’s “The Marriage Of Figaro”, Saturday, January 15th, 1PM, At The Metropolitan Opera, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2022

sex and skills level the playing field

Hugh Jackman In Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man”At Winter Garden Theatre, Sunday, January 9th, 2022, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2022

in 1912 the grass was greener and the red was paler

“Mamma Mia!” At Balch Arena Theatre, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Friday, December 3rd, 2021 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2021

Voulez Vous? Bien Sur

Bruce Is Back On Broadway…. And So Am I

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2021

a thrill to have him welcome us back

Tufts University Presents Lauren Gundersons “Silent Sky,” Opening Night friday April 30th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2021

cool, speedy, and moving production

“Jagged Little Pill” At the Broadhurst Theatre, Saturday, November 30th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2019

a true reflection of Generation Z

“We Will Rock You – The Musical By Queen And Ben Elton” At The Hulu Theatre, Friday, November 15th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2019

the bland butchering of the rock and roll dream

“Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas”” At Hulu Theatre, Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2018

It isn’t great even by James’ mouth agape standards.

Happy Thanksgiving! PUFFS Filmed Live + the PUFFS Script are available to purchase

By admin | November 22, 2018

Smart move from the Hufflepuffs

Tom Stoppard’s “The Hard Problem” At Lincoln Theatre Mitzi E. Newhouse, November 10th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2018

“The Hard Part” is a disappointment the way that Let It Be is a disappointment.

Peter Brook returns to Brooklyn for 3 weeks only!

By admin | November 10, 2018

IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY, NO DIRECTOR HAS HAD MORE INFLUENCE OR MORE RECOGNITION THAN PETER BROOK

Chicago At The Ambassador Theater, Saturday, August 11th, 2018, Reviewed

By Helen Bach | August 13, 2018

I get that whole Razzle Dazzle thing now

Head Over Heels A New Musical Hudson Theater Saturday June 30th, 2018

By Helen Bach | July 1, 2018

the theme is over done with a twist of rainbow sherbet

“My Fair Lady” At The Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Saturday, April 14th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2018

filled to the edges with color and sound, beauty and intelligence

Marla Mase’s “The Pill” At La Mama, Thursday, January 25th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2018

it makes you want to break down

Marla Mase’s Masterpiece “The Pill” Opens AT La Mama For A Limited Run, Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2018

it measures truth with fiction in equal measures of unbearable reality and joyful life affirmation

Jessica Blank’s “How To Be A Rock Critic” At The Public Theatre, Friday, January 12th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 13, 2018

reaches right into the heart of Bangs

Springsteen On Broadway, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | November 9, 2017

It was special to see him in a 1000 seat venue

Springsteen On Broadway At The Walter Kerr Pre-Opening Review, Saturday, October 7th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2017

Springsteen has more than earned  his place among this pantheon

The Final Performance Of “Amelie” At the Walter Kerr Theatre, Sunday, May 21st, 2017 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2017

it was too quietly enjoyable and intelligent

A Private Staged Reading Of “The Pill” At The Firehouse, Wednesday, May 18th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2017

“They sell every kind of gum except juicy fruit…”

John Guare’s “Six Degrees Of Separation” at The Ethel Barrymore, Saturday, May 4th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2017

an anemic, cold blooded study in irrelevance

Bette Midler In “Hello,Dolly!” At the Shubert Theatre, Friday, April 7th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2017

Is she too old?

“Groundhog Day” At the August Wilson Theatre, Saturday, March 25th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 30, 2017

the speed of time is the meaning of life

A Reading Of “The Pill,” A Marla Mase Conceived Family Drama, Thursday, March 9th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 12, 2017

This moment in time is a centrifugal force

Sarna Lapine’s “Sunday In The Park With George” At The Hudson Theatre, Saturday, February 25th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2017

a gorgeous obsession with art and its aftermath

“Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One And Two” At the Palace Theatre, London, England, September 17th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | September 22, 2016

Theatre is what Harry is born for

“On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2015

It might not be history or historic, but it has a soul of pure (Latin-American) pop.

David Mamet’s “China Doll” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2015

The Mamet-Pacino partnership sound better on paper than it has proven to be in movies or at the theatre, and the problems is that Pacino is tailor made for Mamet’s rat-a-tat dialogue, it sounds like Pacino and it brings out a certain laziness in Pacino

HAMILTON – An American Musical: August 17, 2015 – Richard Rodgers Theater, Reviewed

By Margaret Mullen | August 25, 2015

At the center of the Hamilton’s story is the relationship between Hamilton and Burr. Burr’s motto was “smile more talk less … don’t let them know what you stand for” whereas Hamilton was an outspoken proponent for a strong central government and a modern economic vision and often in opposition with Jefferson and Madison. Hamilton became George Washington’s most trusted adviser and confidant while Burr’s political aspirations were repeatedly thwarted. Burr is often seen looking on contemptuously instead of being invited into “In the Room Where it Happened.”

Helen Mirren In “The Audience” At Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2015

This speculative fiction is interesting without being enlightening about either the Queen or the Prime Ministers. And to make matters worse, “The Audience” is a lousy play. Oh, it is a fun two hours, for sure, it is just a bad play. It has no arc, it has no crest, it spins its wheels for two hours and then ends.

David Ives “Lives Of The Saints” At Duke Theatre, Friday, February 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 9, 2015

The first three one acters are terrible, “Babel’s In Arm” about the building of the tower of babel one stone at a time, is “Waiting For Godot” as extended silliness, “Soap Opera” has some amusing puns on washing machines (a man falls in love with his) but is just too bizarre and “The Goodness Of Your Heart” puts goodness versus manners in a seriously flawed debate.

Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"At Roundabout Theatre, Friday, October 17th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2014

it doesn’t matter how well written the ideas are if you can’t hear them and the magic at the heart of “The Real Thing” is lost. It isn’t there any more. I know what I love in the play because I’ve read it and I’ve seen it, but I wouldn’t have known it from this bad production

Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" At Laura Pels Theatre, Saturday, October 11th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2014

The play takes place in India, a quest for the truth behind three paintings of Flora and the truth about her friendship with an Indian artist Nirad Das (Firdous Banji) in 1930, months before her death. In the present (well, in the 1980s), Eleanor is joined by biographer Eldon Pike (Neal Huff) and Nizad’s son Anish (Bhavesh Patel) in a search for the truth behind the paintings.