Musicals

"Newsies" At The Nederlander Theater, Sunday, November 15th, 2013, Reviewed

By Paula Iwamoto-Schaap | September 19, 2013

Jack Kelly (Corey Cott), leader and legend among the newsies, heads the strike that results from an increase in the fees the boys are charged for the newspapers they hawk on the streets

"Diablo Love" At Central Park Summerstage, Monday, August 19th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2013

The staging is minimal in the extreme and compared with, say, “Power Of Trinity” there isn’t much dancing. But “Diablo Love” is powerful stuff and overwhelms and negates its shortcomings. with song and story.

The Book of Mormon, Eugene O'Neil Theater, Saturday, July 27th, 2013, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | July 29, 2013

“Do you really think that a man fucked a frog?”

Natasha Richardson In Cabaret

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2013

Watching Richardson’s Bowles, it had the ring of truth and observation. A realness but realness we don’t want to really know. I prefer Minelli’s star turn but who wouldn’t want to see that? But Richardson was true. It was acting at the highest level

Sondheim Gets Hollywood Stars for "Into The woods"

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2013

while it would be hard pressed to be lamer than the 1970s movie of “A Little Night Music” starring Liz Taylor, the cast seems equally ridiculous so who knows?.

"We Want To Really Engage, Bring It Right To The Audience": Arthur Preisser and Randy Weiner's "King Kong"

By Iman Lababedi | April 27, 2013

From Macbeth to Haile Selasie, Kings abound, from King Kong to Caligula to Faust, monsters are around and from Al Bowly , Optical, Howling Wolf, Alicia Bridges and Tomas Doncker there is music in the cafes at night and revolution in the theatrics of Randy Weiner and Alfred Preisser

The Rascal's "Once Upon A Dream" At Richard Rodgers Theater, Saturday, April 20th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2013

While for the audience and maybe even the band, this might be an exercise in nostalgia, there is no working pop band who wouldn’t be better for a viewing of such precise and beautiful musicianship

Motown Pasted

By Mahalia Dark | April 17, 2013

From movies to commercials, hip hop samples to cover songs, wedding singers to Karoake bars, Marvin and Motown is part of our lives.

Must See: The Rascals On Broadway April 2013

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2013

On a busmans holiday from the Wrecking Ball tour, long term fan of all things garage Steve Van Zandt put together a part “Jersey Boys” part concert got together with the four men from the Rascals and had them perform together for the first time in 40 years last in a mix of rock and Broadway show “Once Upon A Dream”

Carole King Musical To Broadway

By Mahalia Dark | March 20, 2013

the news that Broadway is planning a Carole King musical makes you think the following: 1. The score? Not a problem,. we’ve got it covered, could easily give “Jersey Boys” and that “Motown” one a run for their money. 2. The Book? Not so fast…

"End Of The Rainbow" At The Belasco Theater, 2pm, Saturday, April 21st, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2012

that mix of vulnerability and ego, ecstatic foul mouthed exuberance and self-aware been there done that in your face honesty, is a full on look into one of the greatest artists, and celebrities, ever. It is a disaster play, and also not really a play

Baby Take A Bow: Shirley Temple

By Helen Bach | June 30, 2011

lets talk politically incorrect shall we?