Monsoon Season

Another hit at a small, little heard of theatre in the West Village. Though the NY Times wrote a pretty scathing review I enjoyed it, tremendously. As described in time out “All for One Theater, usually devoted to solo works, expands into two-hander territory with this dark romantic thriller-comedy by Lizzie Vieh. Therese Plaehn and Richard Thieriot play a […]

A Woman Of The World

At 59e59, a great little theatre I just discovered. A 45 dollar ticket to a theatre that seats 40 people perhaps. Today I was in theater C, one of three theaters in the building. I saw Kathleen Chalfant in Rebecca Gilman’s A Woman of the World. A one woman show. If I told you it […]

Paris – day 3 Van Gogh and a walk on the old railroad track

Today was an off the beaten path day. Weeks ago I had found a blurb about Atelier des Lumieres. It was the most unusual experience. We saw the Van Gogh experience today and I can barely describe it. Let me start with a warning, There are 11 chairs and 220 people. The best view is […]

Bitter Wheat

Starring John Malkovich at the Garrick Theatre. I am a fan of Malkovich but had heard not good things about the show so rather than buying the best seats in the house I went for discounted seats with a pole in my view. And it turns out the pole didn’t bother me at all. We […]

Dear Evan Hansen

Having little to less than no idea what Evan Hansen was about other than teenage angst I walked into the theatre a blank slate. I hadn’t previewed the music or heard the story so I got to fully enjoy the experience of being taken down a road to a place I didn’t see coming.  And […]

Three Tall Women

Wow. One of the best shows I’ve seen. I loved Lobby Hero but I couldn’t relate and it was a little dark. This though, was masterfully written, convincingly performed and thankfully had no intermission. Three Tall Women at the Golden Theatre on 45th Street.  (Be warned, the theatre has no handicapped accessible bath so you […]

Cendrillon

Cinderella, the Opera. worth going for the costumes, not much else- but them i am not really an Opera fan.

La Boheme

At the Met on a stormy night and it’s packed. And the production is so much better than I had expected. I stayed awake and alert throughout the performance, helped by my opera glasses and really a fine staging. But the most fun part of the evening was the pleasure Elizabeth Caballero, the stand in […]

Figaro

At the Metropolitan Opera House was long.  A modern ( 1930’s) setting didn’t capture me in the least.  I do keep trying Opera but I think Figaro wont get another chance.

Once on this Island

I wound up accidentally at The Circle in the Square Theater where I totally enjoyed Once on this Island.  A bright musical with a sad lesson on race.