Love, American Style

Richard Hackley will return to the NY scene with “Bonjour Mon Amour the Musical” Two special presentations – 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – on Thursday, February 16 at CAM Studios, 115 West 45th Street, Suite 603, New York City. Visit www.bonjourthemusical.com for further information. Richard Hackley took his degree in music education and wrote music and…

Judy Pancoast is a Superstar … and She’s Only Just Begun!

You could say that Judy Pancoast’s entire life has led up to her cabaret show, “All My Best Memories: Built by The Carpenters.” The show is not only a tribute to the best-selling brother-sister duo of the seventies, but it’s also a tribute to fandom itself, performed by a dyed-in-the-wool fangirl, Grammy™-nominee Judy Pancoast. Pancoast…

There’s Always “Space” at the Table in ELLIPSES

A Sci-Fi Family Musical culminating with a BIG BANG! Milky Way Theatre Company’s inaugural play festival finale is a musical adventure written by an astrophysicist. David Quang Pham’s ELLIPSES. Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Quang Pham; Produced by MWTC Artistic Director, Jamiel T. Burkhart; Directed by Jay Michaels; Music Direction by Simon Brouke; Assistant Directed by Si Si Nicole …

Chansons de Stéfanie! Partie un

Stefanie Rummel Interview by Jen Bush Say hello or guten tag or bonjour to Stefanie Rummel.  This super multi-lingual entertainer has been wowing international audiences on stage in musical theatre and in her own original shows.  To say she’s a people person is a vast understatement.  She learned many different languages to bring her closer…

A Theatre-Goers Journal: Lester Cook on Dan Furman’s Impossible But True

I had the pleasure to view Impossible…But True on 6NOV2022 at the Soho Playhouse, written by Dan Furman and directed by Cailin Heffernan.  The theater, located on the lower level of the playhouse, was an intimate setting where one could reach out and interact with the performers.  It was expected for the audience to interact…

Anna in the Tropics Review by Jen Bush

Playwright-Nilo Cruz Director-Tom Ciorciara Cast-Tom Ciorciara, Geo Carpio, Lauren Giglio, Giovanni Marine, Julia Navarro, Kevin Rios, Elizabeth Tobio A lot of people find it enjoyable to have things read to them.  It begins with parents and caregivers.  Children beg to hear their favorite tales over and over again.  Teachers take over reading responsibilities in the…

A THEATREGOERS NOTEBOOK: Fiesty, Female, Funny … and Fine!

Review by LILLIAN VICARI-MEIZNER & GINA VICARI Gina Vicari has done it all in Show business from being a Clown to Theatre, she has dragged her daughter Lillian Vicari Meizner all along the way.  Even though Lilli would rather be doing Make Up! Tucked into 72nd street in Amsterdam lies The Triad, and on a…

Jay Michaels named general manager of Rose Room Creative LLC

The Rose Room, a backroom speakeasy style nightclub complete with a vast and diverse array of performance artists is quickly becoming a New York go-to gathering area for those who call themselves bohemian and queer, recently made New York indie theatre mainstay Jay Michaels its general manager. His first order of business will be working…

Amanda started in high school and now she’s in college – on stage.

Amanda Cannon Interview by Jen Bush                                                                                                            We had a chance to chat with Amanda Cannon.  She is a cast member of What Do We Do About Walter opening at The American Theatre of Actors in November.  Ms. Cannon’s senior year of high school was a pivotal time for her which informed the career path she…

Reopening the story book

After Happily Ever After Review by Jen Bush Roger Griffin-Book writer and ProducerSusan DiLallo-LyricistStephen Weiner-Music Did you ever wonder what happened to some of the beloved fairy tale characters from your childhood?  Most of the stories end with, “And they lived happily ever after.”  Did they really live happily ever after?  The fun and fanciful…

RJ is riffing a new Rip

RJ Christian Interview by Jen Bush Meet the lead in the exciting re-telling of the Rip Van Winkle tale called Impossible But True.  RJ Christian will be playing the man himself.  He’s a graduate of a prestigious NY music school with impeccable taste in music.  Anyone who likes Norm Lewis is aces in my book! …

Laura is brightening up a forgotten role

Laura Bright Interview by Jen Bush Laura Bright will be brightening the production of Impossible But True as Rip Van Winkle’s wife, Rebecca .  She’s been performing from a young age and was fortunate to have lived in a place with a thriving theatre community.  “I have been acting and singing for as long as…