“Mutual Philanthropy” is thought-provoking drama at its best

The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch has, for the past two decades, been pioneers and champions of new plays, providing opportunities for...

“Lend me a Tenor” is Ritz Theatre’s latest offering

Lend Me A TenorLend Me a Tenor is the Ritz Theatre's penultimate offering of its 2015 season. A comedy written by Ken Ludwig, it premiered in 1986 at London's West End theater and on Broadway in 1989, garnering nine Tony awards and winning two. It is set in 1930's Cleveland, Ohio, and the Art Deco hotel suite set reflects that beautifully.

“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.

Margaret Cho delivers her best yet in “Fresh off the Bloat” 

Margaret Cho has an extremely successful comedic career and quite the extensive resume in an industry which can be difficult to navigate long-term. She...

The Kimmel Center and “Dirty Dancing” invites you to have the...

As this entertainment writer entered the lobby of the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, you could feel the energy and the buzz among the theater...

Sex plus death plus drama plus fun equals “My Big, Gay,...

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If Tennessee Williams had written his character, Big Daddy, as a Sicilian, and placed the action of that play during his funeral, you only begin to get the story line of "My Big, Gay, Italian Funeral" playing at the Saint Luke's Theatre at 308 West 46th Street in New York City. Like an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" gone haywire because of its move to Sicily, or a Sicilian "You Can't Take it with You," we are bombarded by outrageous characters acting out, acting up, and freaking out before our eyes, only to be out done by the next arriving ethnic cliché.

The Best Little Whorehouse presented in Fair Lawn

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"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" was the Old Library Theatre of Fair Lawn's final musical for the 2013 season. It was presented from October 25 through November 3 at the Fair Lawn Community Center. Based upon true events which happened in Texas, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is set in the late 1970s in fictional Gilbert, Texas.

 

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a timeless parody of, and...

At the premiere of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895, one critic wrote, “What can a poor critic do with a play which...

Blithe Spirit” is a classic comic confection

Blithe Spirit at The Shakespeare Theatre Prolific playwright Noël Coward (1899-1973) is best noted for three classic comedies: Hay Fever (1925); Private Lives (1930); and Blithe Spirit (1941). The latter, written...

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.