“Deathtrap” at Bucks County Playhouse is well done

Deathtrap at Bucks County Playhouse. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.One of Broadway's most popular mystery- comedy- thrillers, Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," was recently at the Bucks County Playhouse. First seen in 1978, and later as a film in 1982, "Deathtrap" ran for nearly four years on Broadway.

Menopause the Musical sweetens the pot

Menopause the Musical"Menopause the Musical" was in Trenton at the War Memorial Theater. The four very talented and accomplished women from the national touring company dazzled and delighted the small but vocally appreciative audience for 90 plus minutes with highly entertaining jokes, gags, and of course, music about - what else - Menopause.

Jenny Kidd – Good to the last drop

Book cover of "Jenny Kidd""Jenny Kidd" by Laury A. Egan is the type of book that once you pick it up, you don't want to put it down. Jenny spends her autumn in Venice, and by doing so, she loses an illusion and gains a reality. This young, naive artist has the world at her feet, or so she thinks.

Women in prison fantasy served righteously on DVD

Season one of Orange Is The New Black is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Jenji Kohan the writer of Weeds makes woman's prison...

Imperial 46 is a hidden gem in Woodland Park

Imperial 46 Restaurant insideYou get together with friends for dinner, and then the eternal question arises: where should we eat? If you happen to be anywhere near Woodland Park, the easy answer would be Imperial 46 Restaurant. They specialize in sushi, hibachi, and traditional Chinese cuisines, so there will be enough choice for any discriminating diner.

“South Pacific” at Paper Mill Playhouse was terrific

Scene from "South Pacific" at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn brought us a ripping good production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Based upon the collected stories of James A. Michener, "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical introduces us to the young men and women from small towns and cities around the United States in the 1940s.

“The Wild Party” at Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township hosts LGBT...

The Wild Party at thr Ritz Theatre"The Wild Party" is a wild party indeed. Based on an epic poem by Joseph Moncure March, and borrowing the poem's words for its lyrics, it is billed as a musical, but is more an operetta. Very little of the dialogue is spoken. Most of it is sung in a bold, brazen, somewhat dissonant but still melodic contemporary score.

NJSO brings LGBT OUT night to NJPAC in Newark

Richard Danielpour and Anthony McgillThe New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's "Saturday Night OUT" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 3 featured Brahms' First Symphony and Danielpour's Clarinet Concerto. This special event was described as "Enjoy the sounds of the NJSO, followed by a champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends."

An Emotional Meeting Robyn

"Meeting Robyn" book coverMeeting Robyn is the true story of a young mother and her son who have to deal with their pain and confusion over his sexual identify. Robert is haunted by his urge to be female and feels trapped in his male form, until he finds his true identity in Robyn. With no handbook or roadmap for these two to go by, they have to find a way. This is their brave and illuminating story.

Richard Thompson and his son Teddy are touring together

Richard Thompson. Photo by Pamela LittkyActually the British came and went, with Richard Thompson performing at New Jersey Performing Arts Center with special guest, his son Teddy Thompson, on March 15th. Teddy is in love with American music.