“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...

Ritz Theatre kicks off the new season with “9 to 5”

9 to 5It's Opening Night! The 2016 Season at the Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township kicked off with 9 to 5: The Musical based on the 1980 film of the same name starring LGBT ally Dolly Parton and her music. Yes, it's been 36 years since the movie came out and the story line is still as appropriate and funny as ever.

“Annie” provides seasonal joy from an old familiar story

The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has taken an old favorite, polished it up, and presented it as a glittery gift for this holiday...

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 Honeymooners”: Baby, they’re the greatest!

Most times I hold off until the end of my reviews before I recommend whether you should see a show or not. This time...

“Halftime With Don” is a strongly written and powerfully delivered drama

One of the perks of writing theater reviews is that on rare occasions, one is privileged to watch the birth of a powerful new...

So real, surreal “Honeymoon in Vegas” at the Papermill Playhouse

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No, it isn't a revival of an old Broadway hit. Neither is it a hot property from London's West End being transferred to The States. "Honeymoon in Vegas" is that rarest of rare things, an original musical written by Americans starring American actors, and it's headed for Broadway after its short run at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn. These days, that's a novelty.

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 Sound of Music” doesn’t quite climb every mountain

The Sound of Music is best remembered by many from the Julie Andrews movie version, which also starred Christopher Plummer and the spectacular Alps. Based...

“Skeleton Crew” is a slice of recession-era Detroit

Some of the most powerful, creative drama today can be found at theatres throughout New Jersey. Skeleton Crew, at Premiere Stages on the Kean University campus...